MMA Chronicles

EXCLUSIVE | Jon Fitch preparing to shock the world in Bellator 220 main event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:14 PM Apr 23, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Jon Fitch is fighting for the Bellator welterweight title on Saturday night, in the last first-round bout of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. The 41-year-old, who is 1-0 inside the Bellator cage, will be taking on the champion Rory MacDonald in the main event of Bellator 220. Although Fitch is the underdog heading into this […] The post EXCLUSIVE | Jon Fitch preparing to shock the world in Be...

Read More »

Mike Jackson expects ‘far more superior competition’ than CM Punk

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:02 PM Apr 23, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
Image for story 'Mike Jackson expects ‘far more superior competition’ than CM Punk'

UFC welterweight Mike Jackson is no longer willing to take on any opponents of CM Punk’s caliber. Welterweight fighter Mike Jackson so far holds a lackluster record in the UFC. With a 1-1 slate, his last fight was against CM Punk, whom he defeated via unanimous decision at UFC 225 last June in Chicago. As he now moves forward in his career, which he revealed back in October is still with the UFC, ...

Read More »

MMA SQUARED: Jacare vs Hermansson, Cinderella story or sacrificial lamb?

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Apr 23, 2019 by Chris Rini
Image for story 'MMA SQUARED: Jacare vs Hermansson, Cinderella story or sacrificial lamb?'

Welcome to the big leagues, kid. You’re ready for the big show, Hermansson... now get in the swamp with that gator. There’s no easy path to fame in MMA, but Jack Hermansson has quietly gone 5-1 in his last six, with all five wins being finishes. Let the Swede bang, bro. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Chris....

Read More »

Barber: VanZant won’t fight me because she doesn’t want her face damaged

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Apr 23, 2019 by Tim Burke
Image for story 'Barber: VanZant won’t fight me because she doesn’t want her face damaged'

Maycee Barber wants to fight Paige VanZant next, but she doesn’t think VanZant will get in the Octagon with her. Maycee Barber might only be 20 years old, but she’s not one to wait around. One of the UFC’s youngest fighters is eager to get back in the cage as soon as possible, and there were some rumors that she might fight Paige VanZant next. The fight would make sense on a lot of levels - they’r...

Read More »

Patricky Freire: Best way for Patricio to beat Chandler ‘has to be by KO’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
Image for story 'Patricky Freire: Best way for Patricio to beat Chandler ‘has to be by KO’'

Bellator MMA lightweight contender Patricky Freire talks about his brother Patricio’s Bellator 221 showdown with rival and lightweight king Michael Chandler. On May 11th, one of the biggest title fights in Bellator MMA history will go down in Rosemont, Illinois. Reigning featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire is moving up to lightweight to take on titleholder Michael Chandler, who won th...

Read More »

Gaethje: Khabib wouldn’t ‘dominate me in a wrestling match’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:30 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Zane Simon
Image for story 'Gaethje: Khabib wouldn’t ‘dominate me in a wrestling match’'

The ‘Highlight’ is gunning for his shot at the lightweight title, and believes that he has exactly what it takes to succeed where everyone else has failed. So far, no one has been able to crack the code on just how exactly to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC lightweight champion is undefeated in his 27-fight career, having captured and defended his first world title belt in 2018. His string of su...

Read More »

Care/Don’t Care Preview - UFC Ft. Lauderdale ‘Jacaré vs Hermansson’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Apr 22, 2019 by June M. Williams
Image for story 'Care/Don’t Care Preview - UFC Ft. Lauderdale ‘Jacaré vs Hermansson’'

Sorry cry babies! Eugene S. Robinson & John S. Nash, along with moderator Stephie Haynes are back with an all new edition of the infamous & patented Care/Don’t Care Preview for ‘Jacaré vs Hermansson’ on Saturday, April, 27th. It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Previews, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson of ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything Y...

Read More »

Benavidez ‘surprised it took that long’ for Dillashaw to get caught

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Zane Simon
Image for story 'Benavidez ‘surprised it took that long’ for Dillashaw to get caught'

Another one of Dillashaw’s former teammates seems to be admitting that the recently stripped bantamweight champion has been cheating the system for a lot longer than fans suspected. Apparently Team Alpha Male could keep a secret. That’s got to be one of the lessons drawn from the fallout of TJ Dillashaw’s recent USADA drug test failures. The former bantamweight champion relinquished his title afte...

Read More »

Luke Rockhold outlines path to Jon Jones title fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:41 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Tom Taylor

When Thiago Santos knocked out Jan Blachowicz at UFC Prague, he earned a light heavyweight title fight with seemingly unbeatable champion Jon Jones. Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, who is now scheduled to battle Blachowicz at UFC 239, is hoping that a similar performance will earn him his own fight with Jones. “Thiago Santos […] The post Luke Rockhold outlines path to Jon Jones tit...

Read More »

The biggest winners from UFC St. Petersburg

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:09 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Mike Straus
Image for story 'The biggest winners from UFC St. Petersburg'

UFC St. Petersburg is in the books. Seven Russian fighters got their hand raised and a familiar heavyweight contender cemented his position in the ranks. The second trip to Russia proved beneficial for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The fights were entertaining with more than half of the 11 fights scheduled ending in a finish. Lets […] The post The biggest winners from UFC St. Petersburg appe...

Read More »

UFC veteran killed by Uber driver after dispute

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:03 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Tom Taylor

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed by an Uber driver in Belem, Brazil on Sunday night. This news was subsequently confirmed to MMA Fighting by UFC fighter Michel “Trator” Prazeres. According to Prazeres, de Lima was involved in a dispute with the Uber driver. […] The post UFC veteran killed by Uber driver after dispute appeared fir...

Read More »

Maycee Barber says Paige VanZant is avoiding fight because she ‘doesn’t want her face damaged’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:47 PM Apr 22, 2019 by James Lynch

Maycee Barber has her next opponent in mind but isn’t confident it will happen The undefeated 20-year-old is currently recovering from a broken thumb, but spoke to Luke Thomas on The MMA Hour and explained why Paige VanZant would be an ideal next opponent. “She doesn’t want to fight me, she doesn’t want to lose,” […] The post Maycee Barber says Paige VanZant is avoiding fight because she ‘doesn’t ...

Read More »

Joseph Benavidez ‘surprised it took that long’ for TJ Dillashaw to get caught

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:30 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Tom Taylor

TJ Dillashaw is no longer the UFC bantamweight champion. He surrendered that title when he tested positive for EPO, an injectable-only performance-enhancing drug, and was suspended for two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Many members of the MMA community were shocked to learn of Dillashaw’s PED use. But not everybody. Joseph Benavidez, […] The post Joseph Benavidez ‘surprise...

Read More »

Florian: Holloway losing to Poirier is proof that 155 is MMA’s ‘toughest’ division

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:30 PM Apr 22, 2019 by Anton Tabuena
Image for story 'Florian: Holloway losing to Poirier is proof that 155 is MMA’s ‘toughest’ division'

Kenny Florian talks about the deep talent pool at lightweight. Max Holloway has been a dominant force at 145 lbs, but he recently failed to defeat Dustin Poirier in his first UFC bout at 155 lbs. According to former title contender Kenny Florian, the UFC 236 main event just showed even more evidence that lightweight is the deepest division in mixed martial arts. “You look at how damn good Max Holl...

Read More »

UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson fight card

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:30 PM Apr 21, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
Image for story 'UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson fight card'

Check out the fight card and bout order for UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Hermansson, set for April 27th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The UFC’s final show for the month of April is a Fight Night card in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originally scheduled for ESPN, the main card is now on ESPN+ after Jack Hermansson was slotted into headliner status to face longtime middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza. Y...

Read More »