Exclusive: HHCF CEO Adisa Banjoko interview, bridges BJJ and chess Part 1

Adisa Banjoko walks the walk. The CEO of the Hip Hop Chess Federation is an active speaker, teacher, trainer, and activist. His interests stem from jiu jitsu, chess, and hip-hop to religious tolerance, speaking out against domestic abuse, and racial harmony. He founded the HHCF to give a platform to his vision and help troubled … Read more

“UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” results & play-by-play commentary

ProMMA.info is on the scene for “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Headlining tonight’s event is UFC lightweight champion B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn defending his title against number one contender Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez.

Other bouts on the card include former heavyweight champion Frank Mir taking on dangerous striker Cheick Kongo, and lightweight prospect Kenny Florian will battle the ever tenacious Clay Guida. Also, welterweights Jon Fitch and Mike Pierce will tangle, as well as Paul Buentello and Stefan Struve in a heavyweight showdown..

Quick Results:

•T.J. Grant def. Kevin Burns by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:57)
•Damarques Johnson def. Edgar Garcia by submission (triangle choke) Rd1 1 (4:03)
•Rousimar Palhares def. Lucio Linhares by submission (heel hook) Rd 2 (3:21)
•Johny Hendricks def. Ricardo Funch by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
•Matt Wiman def. Shane Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
•Alan Belcher def. Wilson Gouveia by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:03)
•Stefan Struve def. Paul Buentello by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
•Kenny Florian def. Clay Guida by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (2:19)
•Jon Fitch def. Mike Pierce by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Frank Mir def. Cheick Kongo by submission (guillotine) Rd 1 (1:12)
•B.J. Penn def. Diego Sanchez by TKO (doctor stoppage-cut) Rd 5 (2:37)

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UFC 107 weigh-in results

Photo by Sherdog - Diego Sanchez will try to take B.J. Penn's crown on Dec. 12 at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn.

Although the UFC’s live stream video player failed once again, our friends at the FedEX Forum in Memphis tweeted us the weigh-in results. There were chants in the audience of “Fix the scales!” as most of the fighters seemed to be coming in at least 1⁄2-1lb. over weight on their first attempt.

As expected, the face-off between main event fighters B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez was intense. Penn, who is the UFC light heavyweight champion, will be looking to defend his title against what many consider his toughest lightweight opponent to date.

Sanchez, the challenger, was asked to say a few words after the two weighed in and stared each other in the eyes. Sanches simply stated, “Destiny baby! One word. Destiny!”

UFC 107 weigh-in results:

•B.J. Penn (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
•Frank Mir (264.5) vs. Cheick Kongo (239)
•Kenny Florian (156) vs. Clay Guida (156)
•Paul Buentello (255) vs. Stefan Struve (247)
•Jon Fitch (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
•Alan Belcher (195) vs. Wilson Gouveia (193)***
•Shane Nelson (156) vs. Matt Wiman (156)
•Johny Hendricks (171)^ vs. Ricardo Funch (171)^^
•Rousimar Palhares (186) vs. Lucio Linhares (185)
•Damarques Johnson (171)** vs. Edgar Garcia (173)*
•Kevin Burns (171) vs. T.J. Grant (171)

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ProMMA.info’s UFC 107 staff picks

UFC 10: Penn vs. Florian

The ProMMA.info core staff has come together again to bring you our picks for “UFC 107: Penn vs. Florian”, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. Take a look as we cover the main card fights one by one, from the main event between lightweight champion B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez, to the heavyweight match-up between returning UFC veteran Paul Buentello, taking on the up-and-coming submission specialist Stefan Struve.

Stick with us at ProMMA.info throughout the remainder of the week as we bring you a live stream of the UFC 107 weigh-ins on Friday, then a live ringside play-by-play of the entire event (including the preliminary card) Saturday night, followed by a live stream of the post-fight press conference. Read our UFC 107 staff picks after the jump…

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B.J. Penn-RVCA special promotion in Memphis this weekend

This Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” takes place in Memphis, Tenn. In honor of B.J. Penn’s lightweight title fight with Diego Sanchez in the main event, Penn’s sponsor, RVCA, will be holding a special promotion with urban fashion boutique, Sneak Peak, in Memphis. To show your support for B.J., stop by Sneak Peak … Read more

New B.J. Penn RVCA video

Check out this new B.J. Penn video from RVCA that takes a look at the UFC champion and his new shirt with artwork by Phil Frost. RVCA is making giant waves within MMA and the sports world in general. It’s great to see a company crossing over between skateboarding, MMA, and surfing. Aside from the … Read more