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Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...

Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Julianna Pena picks Sara McMann over Ronda Rousey at UFC 170

The first ever women’s Ultimate Fighter Winner Julianna Pena is picking challenger Sara McMann to defeat rating UFC champion Ronda Rousey at this weekend’s UFC 170 event. Pena announced her main event pick in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com: “‘Wrestling beats Judo every singe time.’ I think if there’s a wrestler out there to do it Sara McMann is the one...

Feb 9, 2014 8:59 am

Julianna Pena: Surgery was a success!

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 winner Julianna Pena recently tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring, in what her coach Rick Little said was the most horrific injury he had ever witnessed. The injury forced Pena out of her scheduled bout at UFC 171 and will likely sideline her from action for the better part of 18 months. Pena recently underwent...

Feb 7, 2014 9:10 pm

Pablo Popovitch issues statement regarding Thiago Silva’s arrest

The now former UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, appeared before Florida State Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, one of Thiago’s two alleged...

Feb 7, 2014 6:23 pm

TUF China Finale complete with 10 bouts

The ‘TUF China Finale’ is now complete with 10 exciting bouts rounding up the card. The event, which will crown China’s first-ever Ultimate Fighter winners, is set to go down March 1 live from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena. UFC officials announced three bouts today, which completed the 10-bout fight card: Undefeated Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA)...

Feb 7, 2014 1:22 pm

UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva. Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract. UFC officals...

Feb 7, 2014 11:30 am

Thiago Silva Held Without Bond Following Hearing – Charges Reduced From Attempted Murder

UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared before Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). As you probably already know, Thiago Silva was arrested last night following a police stand-off at his Florida home. As we reported earlier, the UFC light heavyweight fighter is apparently having marital...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...

Jan 30, 2014 6:39 am

Bisping Eye Exam Inconclusive, Return Date Still Unknown

Michael Bisping has been absent from fighting since taking out Alan Belcher in April of last year. ‘The Count’ has since been linked to several important middleweight match ups, but has been unable to get clearance from doctors to resume training and fight again. We heard last week that Bisping would be getting an exam...

Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 6, 2014 5:56 am

Bisping Hopes The UFC Lets Him ‘Beat The $#!t Out Of Kennedy On National TV’

“I’ve fought the best athletes in the world, and some on short notice. If Tim Kennedy thinks he’s going to be the person I’m scared of-this is the person that dresses up as a f*cking ballerina-he’s crazy. He dresses like a woman on a regular basis just to get a bit of attention. It’s just...

Dec 28, 2013 9:59 am

‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ Preliminary Card Play-By-Play and Live Results

Tonight on pay-per-view the UFC brings us their annual year-end blockbuster with ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’. In typical fashion, BJPENN.COM will be bringing fight fans live and up-to-the-minute updates from the evenings action. If you cannot make the BJPENN.COM free prelims broadcast or the rest of the fight card just follow along with...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

Remembering the life and career of Shane Del Rosario

It’s a strange thing, finding out that someone who you don’t know personally, but know from the media has passed away. It’s almost like you’re not sure if you should grieve and be upset. You weren’t family, you weren’t friends; but still you feel that sense of sadness and pain. What should we do? There...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 5, 2013 7:52 am

TUF 18 Finale pulls off strong numbers for FOX Sports 1

Saturday night’s “TUF 18 Finale” event did a substantial numbers increase from the last several live events airing on the network, drawing 1,129,000 viewers according to a report from MMAFighting.com. The event was headlined by a lightweight bout featuring former title challengers Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard and also showcased the the men’s and women’s final from the recently-completed...

Nov 29, 2013 11:15 am

Watch Today’s TUF 18 Finale’ Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4:00 PM PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC fight night, BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of today’s Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale’ weigh-ins event. Today’s weigh-ins goes down at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can tune in on your PC, MAC of Mobile...

Nov 29, 2013 10:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘I don’t get paid enough to make 155 all year’

“I lost to Thomson and Anthony Pettis is the champ. They’re supposed to be the hot (expletive) right now. Those guys are the guys to beat and on top of it. I was ready to go to 170 pounds. I’m over making weight and all this. I don’t feel I get paid good enough to...

Nov 26, 2013 11:48 am

Andrade vs. Musoke added to UFC FN 36

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi added a new matchup today, Viscardi Andrade (pictured) vs. Nicholas Musoke. Andrade, will be fighting in his home country of Brazil, where he also was a contestant on the second installment of the country’s Ultimate Fighter show. He is 1-0 in the UFC, with his...

Nov 16, 2013 9:47 pm

UFC 167 Results: GSP Retains Title, Defeats Hendricks By Way of Split Decision

We saw action from the get-go in the first round. Hendricks threw a hook that St. Pierre saw coming from a mile away and he countered it by ducking down and successfully landing a takedown. Later on in the round, Hendricks knew St. Pierre would duck under so he followed his hook with an uppercut...

Nov 14, 2013 8:14 am

Brendan Schaub Inks New Six-Fight UFC Contract

UFC heavyweight fighter Brendan Schaub has inked a new six-fight deal with the Ultimate fighting Championship. The TUF Alum last saw action at UFC 165 where he was able to submit Matt Mitrione to earn his second straight win inside the Octagon. The former NFL football player and TUF season 10 runner-up took to twitter...