Ten Best – BJ Penn’s Most Memorable Moments

On June 25, former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn returns to the Octagon to battle Dennis Siver in Oklahoma City. It’s the latest big fight for “The Prodigy” and one he hopes will join the fights below as a defining moment in his Hall of Fame career.Caol Uno – November 2, 2001 – UFC 34Result – Penn KO1 (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)Penn burst on the UFC scene in May of 2001, when he made his pro debut with a first round stoppage of Joey Gilbert at UFC 31. After following that win up with a stoppage of legitimate contender Din Thomas in the fi … Read the Full Article Here
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Tuesday Night Contender Series to premiere July 11

In 99.9% of the cases, there are no shortcuts in the fight game. Sure, a fighter might get the right management or backing from the start, and he or she may even be able to skip over those fights in a barn somewhere making $200 to show with no win bonus. But even then, there is a road to be taken where there are fights against lesser talents or no hopers on the regional scene, all in a quest to build a record and gain experience.It isn’t as bad in mixed martial arts as in boxing, where a couple dozen of those fights may take place before a step up in competition is taken. But it was in t … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Unfiltered: Chiesa, Carnevale and Shawn Wayans

Actor, producer, writer, and comedian Shawn Wayans joins Matt and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale in studio to talk about everything from his film career, In Living Color, and the writing process, to what drives him to do standup comedy and his thoughts on Conor vs. Floyd. Later, #7 UFC Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa calls in to discuss his return to the Octagon after more than a year away, Kevin Lee as an opponent and their press conference run-in awhile back, Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor, and watching his first UFC fight on VHS. Plus, Matt and Phoenix talk about Germaine de Randamie’s … Read the Full Article Here
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Boetsch wants to show Hendricks he doesn't belong at 185

Five years ago in Calgary, Tim Boetsch welcomed Hector Lombard to the UFC.One of the biggest free agent signings in years, the chiseled Cuban judoka had spent the previous five years amassing a 25-fight unbeaten streak, finishing 19 of those opponents and generating a ton of buzz as he moved towards his Octagon debut. He was expected to be an instant title contender in the middleweight division and many viewed his bout with Boetsch as a chance for Lombard to get a solid win under his belt right out of the gate before moving on to face the division’s elite.Instead, Boetsch walked into the … Read the Full Article Here
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The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption – Ep. 10 Recap

 
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The semifinal matchups are set after two fights took place on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption. The first matchup this week saw Jesse Taylor take on Hayder Hassan, who was the last remaining member of Team Garbrandt still in the competition. Before the fighters could even step on the scale to weigh in, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and fellow coach TJ Dillashaw began jawing at each other while once again getting into a brutal war of words in front of their teams. The back and forth argument ended up involving Team Garbrandt assistant coaches Just … Read the Full Article Here
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The Ultimate Fighter Redemption: Ep. 10 Preview

Don’t miss a brand new Ultimate Fighter episode this Wednesday on FS1Following Dhiego Lima’s hard fought win over Gilbert Smith on last week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption, the quarterfinal matchups roll on with two fights this week, as Jesse Taylor battles Hayder Hassan while James Krause takes on Ramsey Nijem. As it stands, Hassan is the last remaining member of Team Garbrandt after Justin Edwards was eliminated in the first quarterfinal matchup by Tom Gallicchio. Hassan earned his second chance in the competition thanks to the wild card, as he earned a vicious first rou … Read the Full Article Here
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Hendricks overcomes weighty issue to find new lease on UFC career

Someone call Doc Brown because Johny Hendricks would like to borrow the DeLorean.Go ahead and set the date to October 2, 2015, the day the former welterweight champion was supposed to hit the scales to make his bout with then contender, now champion, Tyron Woodley official while you’re at it.“I wish I’d have listened to myself a long time ago because I would have been at ’85 two years ago,” said Hendricks, happily counting down the days until he will step into the Octagon as a middleweight for the second time this Sunday against Tim Boetsch. “As soon as I mi … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee Fantasy Cheat Sheet

UFC Fight Night will land in Oklahoma City this Sunday night with a huge lightweight showdown featured in the main event, as former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa takes on surging contender Kevin Lee. Chiesa and Lee are not only two of the brightest rising stars at 155 pounds, but they also have plenty of pride on the line after they nearly got into a fight well ahead of this card after a heated showdown at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference. Personal feelings aside, Chiesa and Lee have a unique opportunity to make a huge statement this weekend, with the winner almost assuredl … Read the Full Article Here
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Lee not worried what people think, he'll keep doing him

When it comes to talking about fights, the fight game, and the big picture he hopes a world championship will create for him, lightweight contender Kevin Lee can get a little intense.“Kids see these drug dealers and they’ve got the nice cars, the bling, the girls,” said Lee, who headlines Sunday’s UFC Fight Night card in Oklahoma City against Michael Chiesa. “That’s what you want as a kid. But you can work your ass off and still get the same things these dudes got and you can feel better about it because you know why you got yours. You don’t have to … Read the Full Article Here
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Chiesa still evolving, didn't want 'tune-up' fight in return

No athlete needs a back injury that results in a year away from his or her sport. But before his return this Sunday to face fellow lightweight contender Kevin Lee, Michael Chiesa is able to see the last 12 months in a glass half full light.“A good day last year probably felt like a s**tty day this year,” he said. “My body was so run down I never knew what it felt to be a hundred percent.”In his nine years as a mixed martial artist, Chiesa pushed himself in the gym as hard as he did in his fights, and through it all, he never chose to step back and take a break, even w … Read the Full Article Here
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