MMA Chronicles

Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez targeted for UFC Phoenix main event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 22 hours ago by Drake Riggs

According to essentially everyone at the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), one of the best fighters to ever walk through their doors has been ready to return to action for the entirety of 2018. And now it looks like he will be finally doing so. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has reported that a big-time heavyweight bout between […] The post Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez targeted for UFC Phoenix main ev...

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Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez targeted for UFC Phoenix main event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 22 hours ago by Drake Riggs
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According to essentially everyone at the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), one of the best fighters to ever walk through their doors has been ready to return to action for the entirety of 2018. And now it looks like he will be finally doing so. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has reported that a big-time heavyweight bout between […] The post Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez targeted for UFC Phoenix main ev...

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Joseph Benavidez to act as alternate for Henry Cejudo vs TJ Dillashaw title fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:23 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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At UFC Brooklyn when the UFC makes their first appearance on ESPN programming (ESPN+), the card will be headlined by a big champion vs champion bout as flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo looks to defend against bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. This will be Dillashaw’s divisional debut at 125-pounds. Therefore, it remains to be seen if he can […] The post Joseph Benavidez to act as alternate for He...

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Joseph Benavidez to act as alternate for Henry Cejudo vs TJ Dillashaw title fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:23 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Drake Riggs

At UFC Brooklyn when the UFC makes their first appearance on ESPN programming (ESPN+), the card will be headlined by a big champion vs champion bout as flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo looks to defend against bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. This will be Dillashaw’s divisional debut at 125-pounds. Therefore, it remains to be seen if he can […] The post Joseph Benavidez to act as alternate for He...

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Oscar De La Hoya challenges Dana White to fight: ‘Let’s get in the ring’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:47 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

UFC President Dana White and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya have exchanged countless verbal blows over the last few weeks, and now, De La Hoya seems interesting in exchanging physical blows with the UFC boss. Speaking on The Luke Thomas Show this week, the boxer turned promoter challenged Dana White to a […] The post Oscar De La Hoya challenges Dana White to fight: ‘Let’s get in the ri...

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Oscar De La Hoya challenges Dana White to fight: ‘Let’s get in the ring’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:47 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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UFC President Dana White and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya have exchanged countless verbal blows over the last few weeks, and now, De La Hoya seems interesting in exchanging physical blows with the UFC boss. Speaking on The Luke Thomas Show this week, the boxer turned promoter challenged Dana White to a […] The post Oscar De La Hoya challenges Dana White to fight: ‘Let’s get in the ri...

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Anthony Joshua challenges Deontay Wilder to April showdown

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:46 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Thomas Taylor
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Speaking on ESPN’s First Take this week, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua attempted to make things very clear: He is ready and willing to fight WBC champ Deontay Wilder. The British champion opened the door to a fight with Wilder, asking only that it occur on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and […] The post Anthony Joshua challenges Deontay Wilder to April showdown appea...

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Anthony Joshua challenges Deontay Wilder to April showdown

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:46 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Thomas Taylor
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Speaking on ESPN’s First Take this week, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua attempted to make things very clear: He is ready and willing to fight WBC champ Deontay Wilder. The British champion opened the door to a fight with Wilder, asking only that it occur on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. .@anthonyfjoshua […] The post Anthony Joshua challenges Deontay Wilder to April s...

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EXCLUSIVE | Sodiq Yusuff opens up on losing his brother the week before his UFC debut

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:36 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Cole Shelton

Sodiq Yusuff’s UFC debut was supposed to be an enjoyable time for him. He worked his entire life to get the pinnacle of the sport and was being flown out to Australia to fight at UFC Adelaide. However, Yusuff found out his brother had passed away a week before his UFC debut. Yet even in the […] The post EXCLUSIVE | Sodiq Yusuff opens up on losing his brother the week before his UFC debut appeared ...

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EXCLUSIVE | ONE lightweight champ Eduard Folayang discusses possible showdown with Eddie Alvarez

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:50 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Eduard Folayang is once again the ONE lightweight champion. The Team Lakay representative recaptured the title with a thrilling decision defeat of Amir Khan, which went down in front of his legions of Filipino faithful in Manila in late November. With the belt once again slung over his shoulder, Folayang is looking ahead to his […] The post EXCLUSIVE | ONE lightweight champ Eduard Folayang discuss...

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Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler fight rescheduled for March

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:04 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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After a long struggle to find a suitable main event for UFC 233, which was scheduled for January 26 in Anaheim, the promotion has decided to cancel the card outright. The bouts that were scheduled for this event, including a high profile welterweight bout between former UFC champ Robbie Lawler and former ONE and Bellator […] The post Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler fight rescheduled for March appeare...

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Dana White fires back at Oscar De La Hoya with extensive figures on Chuck Liddell’s UFC earnings

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:01 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

UFC President Dana White does not like Oscar De La Hoya. That’s been clear for awhile now. If there was any lingering doubt about how Dana White feels about the boxing turned MMA promoter, however, his comments in a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports should clear things up. The UFC boss did not hold back. […] The post Dana White fires back at Oscar De La Hoya with extensive figures on Chuck Lidde...

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Dana White fires back at Oscar De La Hoya with extensive figures on Chuck Liddell’s UFC earnings

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:01 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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UFC President Dana White does not like Oscar De La Hoya. That’s been clear for awhile now. If there was any lingering doubt about how Dana White feels about the boxing turned MMA promoter, however, his comments in a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports should clear things up. The UFC boss did not hold back. […] The post Dana White fires back at Oscar De La Hoya with extensive figures on Chuck Lidde...

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Father suggests Khabib Nurmagomedov has already reached agreement with NSAC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:28 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Shortly after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, he leapt over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. At the same time, McGregor got into it with two of Nurmagomedov’s training partners inside the cage. Unsurprisingly, the Nevada State Athletic Commission […] The post Father suggests Khabib Nurmag...

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Father suggests Khabib Nurmagomedov has already reached agreement with NSAC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:28 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Shortly after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, he leapt over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. At the same time, McGregor got into it with two of Nurmagomedov’s training partners inside the cage. Unsurprisingly, the Nevada State Athletic Commission […] The post Father suggests Khabib Nurmag...

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