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Henry Cejudo could not be in a tougher situation heading into his first title defense

The last thing that you wish to happen while being a champion is being in a situation where the choices have run out. Considering that the road to becoming a champion in the UFC is a long and hard one,…

LFA 57 Preview: What You Need to Know

Legacy Fighting Alliance will make their fifth appearance in Colorado on Friday, January 18, with an 11-fight event packed with rising young talent. The event, which will take place at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, will air its…

If anyone deserves the chance to become a two-division champion, it’s Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley’s rise to stardom in the UFC has been a double-edged sword as of late. Fight after fight, he’s defending his title against the consensus #1 contenders and leaving his competition in the dust. From Demian Maia’s elite grappling…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur

The usually inconsistent Charles Oliveira went 3-0 in 2018 with three submissions for his best win streak since 2015, becoming the man with the most submissions in UFC history in Sao Paulo and extending his lead in Milwaukee. To start…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good

Off three straight losses to the top three welterweights in the world, Demian Maia hasn’t looked good since UFC 211 in 2017. Now 41-years-old and without a clear route to a title fight, it isn’t a huge leap to think that…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Jose Aldo vs. Renato “Moicano” Carneiro

Jose Aldo is in a thoroughly unenviable position that fighters like Stephen Thompson and Joanna Jedrzejczyk have also found themselves in; with two losses to the champion, Aldo probably isn’t getting a title shot any time soon, so he’s basically…

UFC Fight Night 144 Predictions: Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes 2

Another in a recent trend of main-event rematches, the motivation for rebooking Assuncao/Moraes is likely similar to that of Iaquinta/Lee and Ngannou/Blaydes in late 2018: a streaking prospect once took a pivotal loss to a more stagnant contender, and could…

A shot at history is on the line for TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 143

TJ Dillashaw has dominated the UFC bantamweight division. His first-round TKO of Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227 solidified his status as one of the greatest bantamweights to ever enter the octagon in the UFC, with his only major blemish being…

Violence Queen cometh: Ariane Lipski and her inevitable arrival in the ultimate MMA proving ground

Compared to the many other sports that there are in the world, mixed martial arts is one of the youngest. For the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) specifically, the worldwide leader in MMA just recently celebrated 25-years of existence in November…

Breaking down Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw before UFC Fight Night 143

With the start of the new year, UFC management would like nothing more than to mend the damage of the UFC 232 debacle and start anew. Fortunately for the executives and fans alike, the first card of 2019 ushers in…

Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett, and Gordon Ryan to feature in combat jiu-jitsu tournament

Over the past few years, competitive grappling has rapidly become more popular within the realm of combat sports. No gi submission only events, in particular, have captured the attention of many. One of the figures leading the way for submission…

Looking back on 2018: Remembering UFC 225’s instant classic of Whittaker vs. Romero II

From the opening minute to the final bell at the end of round five. Whittaker vs. Romero II will forever hold a place in UFC’s all-time classic main events. Regardless of the preliminary hurdles that made the fight almost stop…

Jason Knight calls out Damien Brown after UFC release; Brown “down to scrap” in Rizin

It hasn’t taken long for Jason “The Kid” Knight to find his first potential opponent after his UFC release. The 26-year-old Knight informed BJPENN.com of his release from the UFC two weeks after his loss to Jordan Rinaldi, his fourth…

Respect is on the line for Henry Cejudo at UFC Fight Night 143

Henry Cejudo entered UFC 227 seen as nothing more than another stepping stone in Demetrious Johnson’s historic title defense. After suffering a first-round TKO  in their first match-up, “The Messenger” was understandably an underdog in everyone’s eyes. Five rounds later,…

Petr Yan signs four-fight UFC contract, set to face John Dodson in Prague

Rising bantamweight star Petr Yan has confirmed that he will remain a UFC fighter, signing a four-fight contract with the promotion after an outstanding first year. Yan took to Twitter to announce his new contract and also teased fans that…