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Feb 9, 2014 4:04 pm

Makovsky vs. Sampo moved to UFC 170 Prelims

By Evan Stoumbelis Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo has been promoted from the online prelims to the televised undercard on Fox Sports 1 for UFC 170. Makovsky and Sampo will start the televised preliminary card off, followed by Lucas Martins vs. Aljamain Sterling Raphael Assuncao vs. *To be determined opponent* Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Feb 8, 2014 11:35 am

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller added to UFC 172 in Baltimore

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep his perfect UFC record intact when he faces perennial contender Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the lightweight bout on Friday evening. Strikeforce import, Bobby Green, will be looking for his eighth-straight victory when he...

Feb 7, 2014 6:49 am

Josh Samman vs. Caio Magalhaes set for UFC on FOX 11 event

UFC officials recently announced that a middleweight bout featuring Josh Samman (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Caio Magalhaes (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card in Orlando, Florida. A cast member on “TUF 17,” Josh Samman made his official octagon debut at the shows Finale in 2013,...

Feb 7, 2014 6:26 am

Jordan Mein vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC on FOX 11

According to a report from MMAJunkie, a welterweight bout between Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card. Canadian Jordan Mein is coming off a loss to surging welterweight contender, Matt Brown, at the UFC on FOX 7 event...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Feb 5, 2014 7:07 am

Healy-Masvidal, Romero-Tavares slated for UFC on FOX 11

UFC on Fox 11 is starting to take shape with the announcement of two more fights for the April card Pat Healy (31-17) and Jorge Masvidal (25-8 ) will meet in a lightweight contest, while Yoel Romero (7-1 ) is scheduled to tak on Brad Tavares (12-1 ) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new...

Feb 4, 2014 1:08 pm

Joe Lauzon sports an incredible 96% finishing rate

UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon (23-9 MMA, 10-6 UFC) does not like to leave his fights in the ‘hands of the judges.’ That’s probably why ‘J-Lau’ boasts an astonishing 96% finishing rate. Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Lauzon has a 96% ‘kill rate’ thus far in his MMA career. In fact, his last outing against...

Feb 4, 2014 9:02 am

UFC 172 in Baltimore adds Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

A key middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (17-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the fight Tuesday morning. The final Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, is coming off his first UFC win, which he earned this past...

Feb 4, 2014 8:43 am

Anthony Johnson back with UFC, faces Phil Davis at UFC 172

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is headed back to the UFC, this after putting together a six-fight winning streak outside the organization. Dana White announced the signing earlier this morning and announced that “Rumble” will face Phil Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in his return to the octagon this April. Anthony Johnson was...

Feb 3, 2014 6:02 pm

Joseph Benavidez vs. Timothy Elliott set for UFC 172 in Baltimore

UFC officials announced today that a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Timothy Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Benavidez has gone 6-2 in the UFC, but has yet to solve the riddle that is UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...

Feb 3, 2014 8:35 am

VIDEO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Preview

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey battles fellow Olympic medalist and currently undefeated Sara McMann for the UFC bantamweight belt. Plus, a showdown between light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. The full UFC 170 fight card is as follows: Main Card: (PPV, 7 p.m. PT) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Rashad Evans...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Feb 1, 2014 10:58 pm

UFC 169 Fighter Bonuses: Abel Trujillo takes home $125k, Jamie Varner receives $75k

Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner each earned $50,000 in bonuses for their awesome performance at Saturday’s UFC 169 event, with Abel taking home an additional $75,000 for the bouts stunning “Knockout of the Night” finish and Jamie an additional 25k for “Fight of the Night.” UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the evenings post UFC 169...

Feb 1, 2014 12:40 pm

‘UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber’ Live Results Thread

‘UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber’ goes down tonight from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Featuring the first two UFC title-fights of 2014, UFC 169 is guaranteed to deliver. If for whatever reason you cannot make tonight’s pay-per-view event, use this thread to follow along with the live results as they go down. MAIN...

Jan 31, 2014 1:38 pm

UFC 169 Weigh-In Results

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC 169 event, the UFC hosted a weigh-ins event so that all fighter’s could hit the scales in front of fans and make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, here are the results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Renan Barao (135) vs. Urijah Faber...

Jan 30, 2014 5:57 am

Pennington to replace injured Pena at UFC 171

Raquel Pennington has replaced injured Julianna Pena at UFC 171.   Pennington (4-3) will fight Jessica Andrade (10-3) in a bantamweight bout.   UFC officials announced the change.   It was reported Wednesday that Pena suffered a severe knee injury.   UFC 171 takes place March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The main card...

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 25, 2014 9:29 pm

Thomson Hints At Retirement Following Controversial UFC on FOX 10 Loss

“This might be it, man… I’d still be in the same position (If he beat Henderson at UFC on FOX 10) There’s a possibility [that’d I’d have turned down a title shot with a win], because what’s the point of winning the title knowing that you’re not going to fight that much longer? I don’t...

Jan 25, 2014 11:34 am

‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’ Main Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’ goes down tonight from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. PT, BJPENN.COM, will be providing fight fans with live up to the minute results and blow-for-blow/round-by-round coverage. If you can’t make the live event, or can’t catch this preliminary event on FOX Sports...

Jan 25, 2014 11:33 am

‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’ Preliminary Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’ goes down tonight from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. PT, BJPENN.COM, will be providing fight fans with live up to the minute results and blow-for-blow/round-by-round coverage. If you can’t make the live event, or can’t catch this preliminary event on FOX Sports...

Jan 24, 2014 2:37 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Weigh-In Results

UFC on FOX 10 is official, with all fighters weighing in this afternoon from the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 5 p.m. PT) Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (258) vs. Stipe Miocic (245) Donald Cerrone...

Jan 24, 2014 4:19 am

Thomson gets title shot with UFC on Fox win

Josh Thomson is a win away from the title shot he already had. With 13 years in the fight game, Thomson is on a bit of a resurrection. When he turned back Nate Diaz in April with an impressive TKO, he was given a shot at the UFC lightweight title But current lightweight champ Anthony...

Jan 23, 2014 6:20 am

Adriano Martins: A Donald Cerrone Fight Is A ‘Shortcut To The Top 10’

Sometimes in this sport, you have to be at the right place, at the right time. Two weeks after Adriano Martins won his inaugural fight inside the UFC Octagon, he received a call that would turn out to be the harbinger of his greatest opportunity to date. It seemed that the UFC was having trouble...