In the 19th edition of the series, 16 middleweight (185 lbs.) and 16 light heavyweight (205 lbs.) fighters will square off in the most challenging sports tournament on television. The premiere episode will determine the eight men from each division who will successfully move into The Ultimate Fighter house and compete for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a six-figure contract with the UFC.
It’s normal. There’s a reason BJ Penn is called “The Prodigy” and it’s not just because he became the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship after just three years of training. He’s also an expert in MMA trivia as you will witness in this new UFC cartoon hot off the presses.
A stare down, for those who do not know the term, is when two fighters square off, usually for a photo opportunity before a fight. Some say that the stare down after weigh-ins is an art form and maybe one of the best parts of an MMA showdown. There have been some memorable ones like Wanderlei Silva vs everyone, Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez, and some not so great like Heath Herring vs. Yoshihiro Nakao. Herring knocked Nakao out cold after Nakao kissed him during a face to face pre-fight briefing from the referee. Pro MMA Now takes a look at some of the masters of the art and one might surprise you.
Roots of Fight announces an exclusive collaboration with lifestyle brand RVCA and combat sports legend BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn. The first offering in their co-branded capsule collection features apparel inspired by the greatest moments in Penn’s storied career, and debuts Sunday, July 7th at the world famous Las Vegas Fight Shop in Las Vegas, NV.