Palhares facing potential suspension, could be stripped of title
This time may have been one time too many for Rousimar Palhares. The reigning World Series of Fighting welterweight champion defended his belt Saturday night against Jake Shields with a third-round kimura at WSOF 22, but yet again found himself in hot water due to a series of eye gouges and a failure release his fight-winning submission in a timely manner.
Dana White 'done' giving Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fights, will offer him UFC job
“I love ‘Big Nog,’ and I think everybody loves ‘Big Nog,'” White said. “He’s such a good guy. He’s respected by everybody, and he and I actually talked tonight. I’m done. I don’t want to see him fight anymore. He doesn’t disagree.
“He and I are going to get together, and we’re going to talk. I’m probably going to give him the Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin deal. I’m going to bring him in and make him an employee.”
UFC 190 bonuses: $1,470.59 per second in bonus money for Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey, Demian Maia, Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 190 event.
Rousey and Maia won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while Rua and Nogueria earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended.
Coach: Ronda Rousey would win the women's boxing world title
Ronda Rousey was an Olympic medal-winning judoka with little striking experience before stepping into Glendale Fighting Club. There, she has become a dangerous boxer with knockout power. Just ask Alexis Davis.
Rousey's hands have become so good that her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, said she has never lost a round against female boxers at the gym. Does part of Tarverdyan wonder what would happen if "Rowdy" crossed over into the sweet science? Not really. He already thinks he knows...
UFC 190 weigh-in results: Ronda Rousey (135), Bethe Correia (134) official for title fight
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
-Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Bethe Correia (134) – for women’s bantamweight title
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206) vs. Mauricio Rua (206)
-Fernando Bruno (155) vs. Glaico Franca (156) – “TUF: Brazil 4? lightweight tournament final
-Dileno Lopes (135) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (135) – “TUF: Brazil 4? bantamweight tournament final
-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (240) vs. Stefan Struve (265)
-Soa Palelei (264) vs. Antonio Silva (265)
-Jessica Aguilar (116) vs. Claudia Gadelha (116)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
-Neil Magny (171) vs. Demian Maia (171)
-Rafael Cavalcante (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (206)
-Warlley Alves (171) vs. Nordine Taleb (171)
-Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Leandro Issa (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
-Clint Hester (186)* vs. Vitor Miranda (186)
-Guido Cannetti (135) vs. Hugo Viana (136)
* Hester was 186.7 pounds on her first attempt, but made 186 on his second try.