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Aug 11, 2014 3:52 pm

Ben Saunders Returns To The UFC At Fight Night 49

TUF vet Ben Saunders will be making his return to the UFC later this month in Oklahoma on August 23rd at UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Saunders will be fighting Chris Heatherly, who will be making his UFC debut. Saunders was released by the UFC in 2010 after going 4-3 following his stint...

Jul 30, 2014 10:04 am

UFC on FOX 12 pulls in 2.5 million viewers, 3.4 million for the main event

The ratings are in for last weeks UFC on Fox 12 event, featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown as the main event. The final numbers officially came in on Tuesday, and showed a combined 2.5 million viewers. In comparison, every other event that has aired on Fox outside of football season has had virtually identical...

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jul 21, 2014 8:14 am

UFC Fight Night 49 Card Finalized

The card for UFC Fight Night 49 has been finalized with six fights on the main card, which takes place on Fox Sports 1. Headlining the card will be Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos. The card is as follows: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson Francis...


Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

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...