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Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Edgar Motivated Ahead Of Penn Rematch: No Way I Want To Lose

Frankie Edgar spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about the potential title implications with a win over B.J. Penn at the TUF finale. Edgar lost the title to Benson Henderson back in 2012, and then lost an immediate rematch to Benson Henderson. “I 100 percent want to win another world title. That’s what I’m in this for....

Jun 16, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Signs Four New Fighters

The UFC has announced the signing of four new prospects: Bryan Barberena, Brendan O’Reilly, Paddy Holohan, and Matt Dwyer. MMAJunkie.com reported that Bryan Barberena will be fighting Joe Ellenberger, who is not to be confused with his brother Jake, after his last opponent Johnny Case withdrew from their bout due to an eye issue. The...


Jun 12, 2014 6:45 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen’s Retirement

Yesterday afternoon the world went into a state of shock when learning of the retirement of Chael Sonnen. Here’s the reaction from some notable professionals: Just heard about @sonnench, loved watching u compete n ur style, the game won't be the same w/o u…God bless to u n ur fam… — Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) June...

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Bendo: ‘I will take on all the next top contenders’

“I can understand how people would take that, but no, I don’t have anything bad to say against Pettis. I’m not taking shots.’Shots fired, shots fired.’ I’m not taking shots at Anthony Pettis or anything like that. Truly, the belt is not being defended as many times as the it had been previously. If the...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 8, 2014 3:17 pm

Anthony Pettis & Khabib Nurmagomedov Engage In Twitter Beef

Anthony Pettis is sure to come under fire from time-to-time due to his inactivity, and last night was no different. Following Benson Henderson’s win over Rustam, the lightweight champ tweeted the following: Three peat??? — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 8, 2014 That one comment was all Khbabib Nurmagomedov needed to get things going: @Showtimepettis I'm...

Jun 8, 2014 1:51 pm

‘Bendo’ Fed Up With Media Games, Does His Talking In The Cage

“I do my talking inside the octagon. A lot of times, your guys’ job is to tell a story and say this and say that, and you want us to say this and say that. … ‘Hey, Piotr Hallman, say this.’ You give your questions a certain way. “I’m on to your guys’ tricks. Don’t...

Jun 5, 2014 2:56 pm

Bendo: ‘No Rivalry, but my camp is undefeated against Team Jackson’

“There’s not much of a rivalry. Our gym against Greg Jackson’s gym, I think we’re like 7-0 against them. I’m 3-0, so we don’t really see it as a rivalry. Khabilov is tough. I have to go out there and get my hand raised.” Heading into his fourth bout against a Greg Jackson trained fighter,...

May 14, 2014 8:17 pm

Report: Anthony Pettis Cleared To Resume Training

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has been cleared to train boxing and Jiu-Jitsu, as well as begin strength and conditioning for his rehabilitated knee, according to Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus. The TUF 20 Coach tore his meniscus back in June after accepting a bout against Jose Aldo for the featherweight...

May 9, 2014 10:20 am

Thomson vs. Johnson Set For San Jose Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Josh “The punk” Thomson will meet Michael “The Menace” Johnson at the UFC’s July 26th event in San Jose California for UFC on Fox 12. Josh Thomson dropped a close decision loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in July at UFC on Fox 11 in Chicago. Following the controversial decision,...

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

May 6, 2014 11:13 am

Injured T.J. Grant Removed From UFC Rankings

  Top UFC lightweight T.J. Grant has been removed from the UFC’s official rankings following a lengthy layoff from competition. The Canadian grappler rose through the UFC’s lightweight ranks to earn a title shot against Benson Henderson. An injury forced him out of that contest, making way for Anthony Pettis and the rest of the...

Apr 22, 2014 12:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Not Retiring, Wants to Fight in July

Despite his initial statements that he was heavily considering retirement, UFC Lightweight contender Josh ‘The Punk’ Thomson has altered course. “I’m hoping to fight July 26 in San Jose,” Thomson told BJPenn.com. San Jose would make sense for Thomson, since he was born and raised there, and has fought at home numerous times.  He explained...

Apr 10, 2014 9:13 am

Nate Diaz Has A Point – Is Asking The UFC For A Raise Wrong?

Rod Tidwell is a fictional NFL player from the movie “Jerry Maguire.” In the film, Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr., has one of the more iconic moments in the history of sports movies when he screams into a phone, “Show me the money!” On the other end of the line is Tom Cruise, who...

Apr 4, 2014 4:26 pm

Patrick Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso set for UFC Fight Night 43

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Francimar Barroso (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s “UFC Fight Night 43” card in Albuquerque. Pat Cummins made his octagon debut in the co-main event slot of UFC 170 opposite heavily favored former heavyweight Daniel...

Apr 2, 2014 9:49 am

Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann Pushed From UFC 173 To UFC Fight Night 43

Yves Edwards and Piotr Hallmann will have to wait a few more weeks to scrap. With UFC 173 becoming quite crowded with fights, UFC officials announced today that the lightweight matchup between Edwards and Hallmann has been removed from UFC 173, and stuck into UFC Fight Night 43 – a difference of 14 days. Edwards was once...

Apr 1, 2014 11:33 am

BJ Penn on Frankie Edgar: ‘He’s the Only Reason I’m Coming Back’

BJ Penn is set to make his octagon return when he collides with Frankie Edgar in the culmination of their season as coaches of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. This will be their third meeting and unlike their first two at lightweight, this contest will take place in the featherweight division. ‘The Prodigy’ has not fought for...

Mar 28, 2014 5:22 pm

Pearson vs. Sanchez Added To Fight Night 43

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF winner Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson is set to face MMA veteran Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 43 in Albuquerque New Mexico on June 7th. The card will be headlined by Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov. TUF 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez has had difficulty finding success in the Octagon...

Mar 28, 2014 6:30 am

UFC On Fox 12 Event To Emanate From San José, July 26

The UFC will be making a return trip to San José this July. The UFC and FOX both formally announced the event – which will be a UFC on Fox 12 card –  this past Thursday night, prior to the San José Sharks taking the ice at the SAP Center. The last UFC event to be held in...

Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

Pettis vs. Melendez confirmed for end of year event

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis officially has an opponent set for his first title defense, Gilbert Melendez who will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20 will step in the cage with Pettis in the UFC’s year end event which is likely to be on December 27th at UFC 182, however this has...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...