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TUF 17 Finale bonuses: Zingano, Tate, Browne, Pineda earn $50,000
LAS VEGAS – Cat Zingano, Miesha Tate, Travis Browne and Daniel Pineda each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's TUF 17 Finale event. Zingano and Tate earned the "Fight of the Night," Browne won "Knockout of the Night" and Pineda picked up "Submission of the Night" honors. UFC officials announced the winners at the night's post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale took place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Apr 14, 2013 12:40AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Hall, Gastelum, Andrews, Barnatt win $25,000 'TUF 17' season bonuses
LAS VEGAS – Uriah Hall came up short in the finals of Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter," but he still has something to show for his efforts during the season. On Saturday, he dropped a split decision to Kelvin Gastelum. But Hall picked up a $25,000 bonus for the season's best knockout for his head-kick KO of Adam Cella on the season's third episode. Bonuses of $25,000 also went to Gastelum for the season's best submission, and Dylan Andrews and Luke Barnatt for the season's top fight. UFC officials announced the winners during Saturday's TUF 17 Finale, which took place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Apr 14, 2013 12:29AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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TUF leaves FX, moves to FS1 this September
Following Cat Zingano's victory over Miesha Tate, Dana White announced that season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter will air on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Apr 13, 2013 11:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC leaves ESPN for new UK home this summer
A new television home for the UFC is expected in the UK this summer as part of the British Telecom Group's continuing expansion and growth into the digital television market, and after ESPN's failed bid to be a major sports TV player.
Submitted Apr 13, 2013 2:26PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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After false start, Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine anxious to prove UFC worth
After turning down an opportunity to face Carlos Condit, Tarec Saffiedine has been chomping at the bit to receive a new assignment. Now that's he's got it, "Sponge" couldn't be happier.
Submitted Apr 13, 2013 1:55PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Friends, family help push TUF 17 Finale's Gabriel Gonzaga onto title path
A healthy dose of peer pressure is partly responsible for Gabriel Gonzaga's latest UFC run. Gonzaga meets Travis Browne at the TUF 17 Finale, and it could wind up being a pivotal fight for him in the heavyweight division.
Submitted Apr 13, 2013 12:14AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Scott Jorgensen downplays Urijah Faber friendship ahead of TUF 17 Finale
In a lot of ways, Scott Jorgensen doesn't really understand the hubbub over Saturday's fight with friend and former training partner Urijah Faber.
Submitted Apr 13, 2013 12:11AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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TUF 17 Finale salaries: Urijah Faber will earn event's top payday with win
With a win over Scott Jorgensen on Saturday, Urijah Faber would be the top earner at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale card in Las Vegas. Faber (27-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to make $55,000 to show and another $55,000 if he wins, bringing his potential disclosed payday to $110,000. Jorgensen (14-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) could make as much as $47,000 if he were to pick up the upset victory with $23,500 to show and $23,500 as a win bonus...
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 10:36PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET) -Urijah Faber (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135.5) -Kelvin Gastelum (186) vs. Uriah Hall (185) - "TUF 17" tournament final -Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Cat Zingano (136) -Travis Browne (239) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (261) -Robert McDaniel (184.5) vs. Gilbert Smith (185) PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 7 p.m. ET) -Kevin Casey (185) vs. Josh Samman (184.5) -Luke Barnatt (185) vs. Collin Hart (184.5) -Dylan Andrews (186) vs. Jimmy Quinlan (185) -Clint Hester (185) vs. Bristol Marunde (185.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5:30 p.m. ET) -Cole Miller (146) vs. Bart Palaszewski (145) -Maximo Blanco (146)* vs. Sam Sicilia (146) -Justin Lawrence (145) vs. Daniel Pineda (145) * Blanco was 147 on his first attempt. He was given one hour to cut to the featherweight max and made weight on his second attempt.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 7:44PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Uriah Hall willing to fight top 10 opponent
Uriah Hall discusses his upcoming fight against Kevin Gastelum, his coach Chael Sonnen, the pressure he's facing, taking a bout with a top 10 opponent if offered and much more at TUF workouts.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 6:46PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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UFC 161: Woodley favored over Shields
In a battle of grapplers, Tyron Woodley was set as an early favorite over former Strikeforce champ Jake Shields.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 6:43PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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UFC 162 adds lightweights Edson Barboza vs. John Makdessi
A lightweight bout between strikers Edson Barboza and John Makdessi is the latest addition to July's UFC 162 event.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 1:48PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Weidman wants to make beating Silva 'look easy'
Even though he'll be coming off almost a year long layoff and surgery on his elbow, Weidman is supremely confident heading into his first ever UFC championship fight.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 1:43PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
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UFC on Fuel TV 9 Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Suspended 30 Days
The Swedish MMA Federation on Friday released the UFC on Fuel TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com. The list was short with just four fighters.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 12:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Swedish MMA Federation Explains Decision to Stop Alexander Gustafsson from Fighting
The Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation came under fire, particularly from UFC president Dana White, when its Medical Committee determined that a cut suffered in training by UFC on Fuel TV 9 main event fighter Alexander Gustafsson was too severe to allow him to compete.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 12:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Nick Diaz weigh in video returns to Youtube after copyright claim is reversed
Following a complaint from the Nick Diaz camp over numerical fudging, video of a conversation between Nick Diaz and UFC exec. Mike Mersch was pulled, with Zuffa citing a DMCA copyright infringement. That decision has been reversed.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 12:46PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
GSP: I believe I weighed-in at 170.4 lbs
UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre told the French language Canadian newspaper La Presse that he believes he weighed in at 170.4 pounds before his UFC 158 title fight with Nick Diaz. Normally the limit is 170 pounds even.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Al Iaquinta withdraws from UFC 159 following leg injury
Not even a day after Al Iaquinta's opponent Joe Proctor was forced off of UFC 159 with an injury, Iaquinta himself is off the card with an injured leg.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell targeted for UFC 162
A welterweight bout between Mike Pierce (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and David Mitchell (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest fight targeted for July's UFC 162 event. Sources close to the event confirmed the planned matchup with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 7:39AM by jjeans - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ahead of TUF 17 Finale, Kelvin Gastelum tiring of Uriah Hall hype train
Kelvin Gastelum has nothing against Uriah Hall. In fact, he's actually quite fond of his Team Sonnen teammate. But Gastelum admits he's getting sick and tired of listening to the hype.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 11:41PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
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