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BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver set for UFC 199

BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver set for UFC 199

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn (16-10-2) will return to the octagon this summer when he squares off with Dennis Siver (22-11 MMA) in a featherweight bout at June’s UFC 199 pay-per-view event in Inglewood, California.

UFC officials just made the announcement.

“The Prodigy” will return to the octagon for the first time since losing to Frankie Edgar in the main event of the ‘TUF 19 Finale’ in July of 2014. The UFC Hall of Famer is looking to make a run at the promotions featherweight title. Thirteen of Penn’s sixteen career victories have come by form of stoppage (submission/KO).

Meanwhile, Dennis Siver was last seen in action at June’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri. The 37-year-old has gone 3-3 with 1 no-contest over his past seven octagon appearances. Siver’s most recent win came over Charles Rosa via decision at UFC Fight Night 53.

UFC 199 takes place June 4 and is headlined by a middleweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Luke Rockhold defending his strap against former title holder Chris Weidman. In the evening’s co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will defend his title against bitter rival Urijah Faber.

How do you see the Penn vs. Siver bout playing out?

UFC Fight Night 84 Results: Bisping defeats “The Spider”

UFC Fight Night 84 Results: Bisping defeats “The Spider”

Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m ET)

Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva – Bisping defeats Silva via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Thales Leites vs. Gegard Mousasi – Mousasi def. Leites via decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura – Breese def. Nakamura via decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brad Pickett vs. Francisco Rivera – Pickett defeats Rivera via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 12:45 p.m. ET)

Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson – Amirkhani def. Wilkinson via decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera – Grant def. Vera by unanimous decision (30-26 on all cards)
Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey – Dempsey wins by KO (head kick) at 4:45, R1
Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza – Allen defeats Meza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Scott Jotko def. Scott via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke – Khabilov wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk – Omielanczuk wins a majority decision withs cores of 29-29, and 29-28 (twice).
Thibault Gouti vs. Teemu Packalen – Packalen wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 24 seconds of the first round
Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur – Teymur wins by TKO (ground strikes) at 1:26 of the second round.

Thomas Davis will play Sunday despite fractured arm!

Thomas Davis will play Sunday despite fractured arm!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

This Sunday at Super Bowl 50 veteran Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will take to the field with a plate and a dozen screws holding together his right forearm.

Davis broke his right forearm during the team’s NFC Championship Game blowout over the Arizona Cardinals.

In addition to Davis, the Panthers will also have defensive end Jared Allen on the field Sunday night.

Allen had missed the past game with a broken bone in his foot, and injury he suffered against the Seattle Seahawks just three weeks ago.

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Werdum injured, UFC 196 now becomes a free UFC Fight Night!

Werdum injured, UFC 196 now becomes a free UFC Fight Night!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
 

When former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez went down with any injury, UFC officials quickly found a replacement for next month’s UFC 196 headliner in the form of Stipe Miocic.

Miocic accepted a short-notice title fight with current champ Fabricio Werdum and everything seemed to be back in order for February’s pay-per-view event.

However, just days after the ‘replacement fight’ was agreed to, Fabricio Werdum was also forced to withdraw from the event due to an undisclosed injury.

With the loss of heavyweight title fight, UFC officials decided to promote the original co-main event between Johny Hendricks and Stephen Thompson to main event status.

Officials also announced that the card would no longer take place on pay-per-view and would instead be shown live on FOX Sports 1.

With the change, UFC 196 is now named “UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson”.

In addition, March’s pay-per-view event headlined by a super-fight between Conor McGregor and Raphael dos Anjos will now serve as UFC 196, not UFC 197.

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