MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale headliner B.J. Penn who looks to finally earn a victory over Frankie Edgar this Sunday (July 6, 2014) at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight and Lightweight strap-hanger, B.J. Penn, will drop down to Featherweight to avenge a pair of losses to fellow former 155-pound kingpin, Frankie Edg more
MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale headliner Frankie Edgar, who looks to defeat B.J. Penn for the third time this Sunday night (July 6, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin, Frankie Edgar, takes on the man he stole that title from, B.J. Penn, this Sunday night (July 6, 2014) at Mandalay Bay Events Cente more
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Mookie Alexander looks at the real winners and losers from Sunday night's TUF 19 Finale from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale was pegged to be a weak show due to the lack of names and relevant fighters beyond the main event, along with the fact that TUF 19 was universally derided as being one of the worst seasons in the show's history. As it turned out, the two TUF finals ended really quickly and expedited the start of Edgar vs. Penn 3. After a rather drab preliminary card, the more
The Ultimate Fighter 20, the show's first all-female incarnation, is not even a week into filming, and there's already tension on set. According to UFC President Dana White (via MMA Fighting), a fight broke out on Day One of filming, establishing a high baseline level of drama before the action reaches full swing. "The women go after it," White said. "The first day when they get in there, there's already been stuff. Half of them don't like each other. It's going to be a very interesting season." more
Last week, The Ultimate Fighter 20 cast was revealed at the UFC Expo in Las Vegas. Although we already knew the first eight participants, we were shown the other eight ladies set to join the cast on one of the most anticipated seasons of the show ever.
Coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the show will crown the first 115-pound women's champion. Of the 16 ladies on the cast, six are in Bleacher Report's top-15 rankings.
Not familiar with all the ladies on the cast? Here is an early sc more
UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale had a lot to offer. There were two title fights, both spectacular in their own right. Other fighters like Justin Scoggins and Dustin Ortiz also made a name for themselves. Crowds both nights seemed to be genuinely enthusiasic.
There were problems, too. Judging was sketchy a number of times, a legend was forcibly mauled into retirement, and a fighter had a health scare backstage.
It's time to separate the winners from the losers, the best from the worst more
The UFC will crown the first strawweight champion with The Ultimate Fighter 20, but it won’t stop the promotion from matching other strawweight fights before the season.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, unbeaten in MMA, will take on fellow UFC newcomer Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com following a report from Groundandpound.
Jedrzejczyk (6-0) earns a shot in the Octagon after scoring a second-round knockout more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 concluded Wednesday night with the final two fights before the live finale. It featured a middleweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata, as well as a light heavyweight scrap between Dan Spohn and Matt van Buren.
The episode heavily featured both fights. In non-fight segments, we saw Chuck Liddell visit Team Penn to help train Spohn. We also saw some of the fighters indulge in alcoholic beverages as their time in the house winded down.
In the first bout, Dhiego Li more