UFC 113 Results

Prelims:

  • Marcus Davis def. Jonathan Goulet by TKO Rd. 2 (1:23)
  • Johny Hendricks def. TJ Grant by unanimous decision ((29–27, 29–27, 28–28)
  • Joey Beltran def. Tim Hague by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
  • Mike “Joker” Guymon def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • John Salter def. Jason MacDonald by TKO Rd. 1 (2:42)

Main Card:

  • Belcher def. Cote by submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 2 (3:25)
  • Mitrione def. Slice by TKO (punches) Rd. 2 (4:24)
  • Stephens def. Stout by split decision (30–27, 29–28, 28–29)
  • Koscheck def. Daley by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
  • Rua def. Machida by KO (punches) Rd. 1 (3:35)

Bonuses:

  • $65,000 “Submission of the night”—Alan Belcher
  • $65,000 “Knockout of the Night”—Mauricio Rua
  • $65,000 “Fight of the Night”—Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout

UFC 112 Results

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Prelims:

  • Jon Madsen def. Mostapha Al Turk by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Paul Kelly def. Matt Veach by submission (guillotine choke) Rd. 2 (3:41)
  • DaMarques Johnson def. Brad Blackburn by TKO Rd. 3 (2:08)
  • Rick Story def. Nick Osipczak by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Paul Taylor not medically cleared—Bout Cancelled
  • Phil Davis def. Alexander Gustafsson by submission (anaconda choke) Rd. 1 (4:55)

Main Card:

  • · Mark Munoz def. Kendall Grove by TKO (strikes) Rd. 2 (2:50)
  • · Rafael Dos Anjos def. Terry Etim by submission (armbar) Rd. 2 (4:40)
  • · Matt Hughes def. Renzo Gracie by TKO (strikes) Rd. 3 (4:40)
  • · Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46)
  • · Anderson Silva def. Demian Maia by unanimous decision

Bonuses

  • $75,000 “Submission of the Night”–Rafael dos Anjos
  • $75,000 “Knockout of the Night”–DaMarques Johnson
  • $75,000 “Fight of the Night”– Kendall Grove vs. Mark Muñoz

UFC 111 Results

This one was in my home town of NJ. Too bad I was out of town!

Prelims:

  • Nate Diaz def. Rory Markham by TKO Rd 1 (2:47)
  • Ricardo Almeida def. Matt Brown by submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 2 (3:30)
  • Rousimar Palhares def. Tomasz Drwal by submission (heel hook) Rd. 1 (0:45)
  • Jared Hamman def. Rodney Wallace by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Matthew Riddle def. Greg Soto by Disqualification Rd. 3 (1:30)

Main Card:

  • Shane Carwin def. Frank Mir by TKO (punches) Rd. 1 (3:48)
  • George St Pierre def Dan Hard (unanimous decision)
  • Kurt Pellegrino def. Fabricio Camoes by submission Rd. 2  (4:20)
  • Jon Fitch def. Ben Saunders by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jim Miller def. Mark Bocek by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bonuses

  • $65,000 “Submission of the Night”—Kurt Pellegrino
  • $65,000 “Knockout of the Night”—Shane Carwin
  • $65,000 “Fight of the Night”– Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman



UFC 110 Review

UFC 110 – Results!

Prelims:

  • James Te Huna def. Igor Pokrajac by TKO Rd 3 (3:26)
  • C.B. Dollaway def. Goran Reljic by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Chris Lytle def. Brian Foster by Submission (kneebar) Rd 1 (1:41)
  • Krzysztof Soszynski def. Stephan Bonnar by TKO (cut) Rd 3 (1:04)

Main card:

  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic def. Anthony Perosh by TKO (cut) Rd 2 (5:00)
  • Ryan Bader def. Keith Jardine by TKO (punches) Rd 3 (2:10)
  • George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Stevenson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Wanderlei Silva def. Michael Bisping by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by KO (punches) Rd 1 (2:20)

Bonuses:

  • $50,000 “Submission of the Night” – Chris Lytle
  • $50,000 “Knockout of the Night” – Cain Velasquez
  • $50,000 “Fight of the Night” – George Sotiropoulos and Joe Stevenson

Review

UFC 109: Show is ready with Fantastic Matches

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With only a few days remaining, UFC 109 is drawing more and more attention of the fans with its strong and varied match-ups. The event named “UFC 109: Relentless” is scheduled to take place on February 6, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A day before, on February 5th, the official weigh-ins is scheduled to take place t the same place. This event doesn’t cost the fans a single buck as it is free and open to all. Weigh-ins will start at 4 p.m. PT.

UFC 109 is a pay-per-view event and it features a main-event between Mark Coleman and Randy Couture. Generally, UFC authorities arrange a special Q&A session conducted by the popular UFC broadcaster Mike Goldberg on the day of weigh-ins. But this session is open only to the members of the UFC Fight Club, the official fan club of the organization. This year also there will be a similar event to entertain the fans and it will take place from 2-3 p.m. PT. But UFC is yet to announce the name of the UFC fighter who will take part in the session. There will be 11matches taking place in “UFC 109: Relentless”. The event will be aired by Spike TV. It includes 5 Main Card matches and 2 Preliminary card matches. The other 4 matches are so far planned to be kept un-aired. The match card of UFC 109is as follows:

MAIN CARD
* Mark Coleman vs. Randy Couture
* Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen
* Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago
* Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller
* Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
* Justin Buchholz vs. Mac Danzig
* Melvin Guillard vs. Ronnys Torres

PRELIMINARY CARD (Un-aired)
* Rob Emerson vs. Phillipe Nover
* Phil Davis vs. Brian Stann
* Tim Hague vs. Chris Tuchscherer
* Rolles Gracie vs. Mostapha Al Turk

Davis and Stann in UFC 109: A Match to Watch

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If things don’t take any drastic turn, recent UFC signee Phil Davis is scheduled to make his organizational debut on February 6 in “UFC 109: relentless”. This former collegiate wrestling standout is booked in a matchup against Brian Stann for a preliminary card bout. The UFC authorities were in a bit of disagreement initially on whether to put Davis in that matchup or not but recently have made it official; the match is on at the Mandalay bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Davis, a former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion, looks like a great prospect for the business. This youngster turned pro in 2008 after he emerged as the four-time All-American and 2008 Division I national champion at Penn State. He prides an impressive 116-20 career record that includes a 26-1 mark in his senior year, when he won the national championship at 197 pounds. In his 14 month pro MMA career, he has posted an admirable 4-0 victory record. Earlier he participated in promotions like Palace Fighting Championship, Ultimate Warrior Challenge and earned a lot of respect from the masters of the game. This young fighter is now trains at the Alliance Training Center in San Diego and the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.

Stann, meanwhile, is looking forward to create a two match winning streak. Stann, a 27-year-old decorated U.S. Marine Corps captain, was considered one of the WEC’s most marketed fighters. But his recent records were not good enough to create a mark as he lost his final WEC match against Steve Cantwell. This former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion’s debut in UFC was not a perfect one either; he started with a defeat against Krzysztof Soszynski. But since then, Stann came back stronger with an impressive victory against UFC newcomer Rodney Wallace recently in a unanimous decision.

9 WEC Performers are out due to Injury after WEC 46

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The body contact games like boxing and Mixed Martial Arts are getting more and more dangerous each day and the increasing list of injuries and early retirements is enough establish this point. The MMA universe has recently been torn apart with a number of injuries and in order to add some insult to injury, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has recently issued a medical suspension that includes the names of nine “World Extreme Cagefighting” performers. The list contains the name of Jamie Varner; the headliner from past Sunday’s “WEC 46” along with eight other fighters. According to the CSAC authorities, these fighters won’t be able to compete until they are declared fit.

The injuries of some fighters are a bit serious. The suspensions on fighters like Dave Jansen, Mackens Semerzier, Akitoshi Tamura and George Roop are limited to two months; but five key stars of the brand may well be out for the next six months. Jamie Varner, Charlie Valencia, Kamal Shalorus, Will Campuzano and Coty Wheeler are each suspended until June 2010 as they are suffering from a variety of threatening injuries. WEC 46 was held at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California on January 10. In the main event of that show, Varner was defeated by Ben Henderson who became the first ever Unified WEC Lightweight Champion. But the match also cost Varner a 180 day suspension as he had some injuries on his right knee and foot. He must be cleared by the doctors before being licensed again. Varner was out of the ring most of 2009 with a left-foot injury and broken hand and it seems that 2010 won’t be much different either.

Valencia, on the other hand, was suspended for up to six months with a probably-fractured left elbow after his three-round bout with Japanese import Akitoshi Tamura. The complete list of suspensions is as follows:

* Jamie Varner: suspended for 180 days or until cleared by physician for right foot and right knee
* Kamal Shalorus: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for left thumb fracture
* Dave Jansen: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for face and right-ear laceration
* Mackens Semerizer: suspended 60 days with a right eyelid laceration
* Charlie Valencia: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible left-elbow fracture
* Akitoshi Tamura: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left-eyelid laceration
* George Roop: suspended 60 days for facial laceration
* Will Campuzano: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for left-shoulder strain
* Coty Wheeler: suspended 180 days for possible orbital fracture and nose fracture

WEC 46 Payday: A Big Game

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One way or the other, stars will always remain the stars! The same is proved again when the former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champions Urijah Faber and Mike Brown remain the top earners at the WEC 46 event that took place last weekend. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has recently declared the list of paydays which revealed this stunning fact.

The event took place at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California on January 10th and the total payroll for the event was a staggering $272, 000! The show was aired on Versus and the key attraction of the event was the first-ever title unification match in the history of the brand. It was also the headliner of the match where the then-Lightweight champion Jamie Varner competed against the interim-title holder Benson Henderson. Benson earned $22,000 from the match and unified the titles with a third round submission victory over Jamie Varner who earned $18,000 from the match. Deividas Taurosevicius earned $14,000 as he won against Mackens Semerzier who earned $4,000. This match has now put Semerzier away from the ring for several injuries. Urijah Faber was the highest earner of the event; he earned $52,000 as he defeated Raphael Assuncao who won $13,000. The second highest amount was paid to Mike Brown who earned $38,000 on his way to defeat Anthony Morrison who earned $4,000 from the bout. The rest of the payment details are as follows:

Kamal Shalorus: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Jansen: $4,000

Charlie Valencia: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
def. Akitoshi Tamura: $8,000

Wagnney Fabiano: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Clint Godfrey: $3,000

Mark Hominick: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $4,000

Eddie Wineland: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. George Roop: $3,000

Will Campuzano: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Coty “Ox” Wheeler: $3,000

The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. They don’t include the money paid by sponsors either which can often be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income.
In other words, the above salary figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

WEC 46 is Now Ready to Roll with 10 Bouts

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Good news for all WEC fans! The organization has successfully sorted out all the late injury problems and is now ready with a recently shuffled lineup. With just one week in hand before they return to the Versus airwaves, it certainly will help the promotion authorities to breathe easy. The organization faced a serious blow when a couple of late injuries left bantamweight fighters Eddie Wineland and George Roop without any opponents. But the promotion has now sorted this problem out by pairing the two against each other to contest the 10-fight card of the evening.

The event will feature a Lightweight title unification match and the current champions Benson Henderson and Jamie Verner will contest in this match to win the prestigious title. The event is scheduled to take place on January 10th at ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California and the main card will be aired live on Versus. Roop gained a considerable popularity for his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 8”. This Arizona native defeated John Polakowski and Rolando Delgado to earn his place in the semi-finals of the tournament; but he was defeated by finalist Phillipe Nover by submission. This had been a rough year for Roop as he suffered most of the season with an injured and badly swollen hand. But his zeal and passion for the game finally earned him a place in the season finale. This is going to be Roop’s first in a UFC ring.

Wineland, on the other hand, must be looking forward to use this opportunity and climb back the Bantamweight ladder of WEC. His recent victory over Manny Tapia is sure to be a huge moral boost for him before the WEC 46 main event. In fact, Wineland was the first-ever Bantamweight Champion of this promotion who lost his belt to Chase Beebe on March 2007. The final WEC card is as follows:

MAIN CARD
* Champ Jamie Varner vs. interim champ Benson Henderson (to unify lightweight title)
* Raphael Assuncao vs. Urijah Faber
* Dave Jansen vs. Kamal Shalorus
* Mike Brown vs. Anthony Morrison
* Mackens Semerzier vs. Deividas Taurosevicius

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Akitoshi Tamura vs. Charlie Valencia
* Bryan Caraway vs. Mark Hominick
* Wagnney Fabiano vs. Clint Godfrey
* George Roop vs. Eddie Wineland
* Will Campuzano vs. Coty Wheeler

Is Boxing Star James Toney UFC Bound?

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What would be your initial reaction if you come to know that the age when retirement ideas loom large in a sportsman’s mind; someone is planning to try his luck on a completely different domain? Don’t believe us? Well, something exactly like that may well happen soon because 41 year old, aging boxing champion James Toney is planning his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut and he wishes to join UFC to get that global platform. This current IBO and NABO Heavyweight Boxing Champion has been quite successful in boxing and now he is in regular touch with UFC president Dana White to compete inside the octagon.

The rumors started to spread when Toney made an appearance in December’s UFC 107 where Toney first met White to discuss a potential fight in the UFC. Later in Las Vegas, Toney appeared again in Saturday night’s UFC 108. When asked about his consecutive visits, Toney jokingly said that next time he will visit Dana’s private residence unless he gives him a chance to prove his worth in the octagon. Dana White denied any potential agreement with Toney but only confirmed an appointment to discuss the matter.

But Toney’s decision has certainly raised a few eyebrows. In fact, there are more questions than answers. For example; Toney makes much larger paydays in his boxing ring than he would be able to earn in UFC. But White said that it is the dwindling paydays in boxing that made Toney interested in UFC. Secondly, even if the money matter is sorted out, what will be Toney’s chances to succeed here? Mixed Martial Arts is a little different from boxing and this sport is yet to see a professional boxer gaining success in the cage. Toney is undoubtedly past his prime and MMA needs something more than accurate and strong pair of hands. UFC recently criticized rival promotion Strikeforce for signing 47 year old former NFL maestro Herschel Walker, now will they hand over the same weapon to their rival promotion? Only time can tell.