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UFC on Fox 10 bonuses and awards: Donald Cerrone head kick earns $50K
UFC on Fox 10: "Henderson vs. Thomson", from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts. Here are the special UFC on Fox 10 bonuses: Knockout of the Night -- Donald Cerrone Submission of the Night -- Alex Caceres Fight of the Night -- Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis
Submitted Jan 25, 2014 11:18PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC on FOX 10 bonuses: Caceres earns $100K, Cerrone and Pettis each pocket $50K
CHICAGO – Donald Cerrone and Sergio Pettis each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event, while Alex Caceres doubled up and scored $100,000 for his efforts.
Submitted Jan 25, 2014 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC champ Demetrious Johnson: John Lineker should have been cut for missing weight
If UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson were calling the shots, fellow 125-pounder John Lineker would no longer be a part of the UFC roster.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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UFC on Fox 10 not filling seats in Chicago
It looks like the UFC is having trouble filling up the United Center in advance of it's January 24th show in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 7:23PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Jake Ellenberger says he's fighting Tarec Saffiedine at UFC 172 in April
A bout originally scheduled to headline this month’s UFC Fight Night 34 is back on for UFC 172. Welterweight Jake Ellenberger (29-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC) today announced via his personal website that he is fighting Tarec Saffiedine (15-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the pay-per-view event, which takes place April 26 at Baltimore Arena in Baltimore.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 7:03PM by JLS - 7 comments
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UFC on FOX 10 official weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) -Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155) -Gabriel Gonzaga (258) vs. Stipe Miocic (245) -Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Adriano Martins (155) -Darren Elkins (145) vs. Jeremy Stephens (146) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET) -Alex Caceres (135) vs. Sergio Pettis (135) -Yves Jabouin (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135) -Chico Camus (135) vs. Yaotzin Meza (135) -Ramiro Hernandez (136) vs. Hugo Viana (136) -Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Mike Rio (155) -Mike Rhodes (171) vs. George Sullivan (170) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 p.m. ET) -Walt Harris (241) vs. Nikita Krylov (218)
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 6:32PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Dana White: 'Contrary to popular belief, I have nothing negative to say about old NSAC regime'
UFC president Dana White talks about the NSAC, and the positives he sees for the sport of MMA in 2014
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 12:40PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Dana White on Chris Weidman: “How is He Not No. 1 Pound-for-Pound if He Beats Vitor Belfort?”
It’s no secret that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s next title defense will be against Vitor Belfort. It’s also no secret that UFC officials plan for the bout to be in Las Vegas in late spring or mid-summer.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
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UFC 169 head-to-head with Super Bowl due to weather? 'I'll move my fight to Monday,' White jokes
So what happens if inclement weather forces the Super Bowl to move from Sunday to Saturday, which in turn would have it going head-to-head with UFC 169? UFC President Dana White doesn’t necessarily have a contingency plan, but he clearly has some thoughts.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC signs 10-0 Alberto Mina for TUF: China Finale
The UFC has signed a top welterweight prospect in Alberto Mina. The Hong Kong-based Brazilian is set to make his debut at the TUF: China Finale in Macau.
Submitted Jan 24, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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White says Weidman/Belfort to happen on either the Memorial Day or July 4th card
In an interview with FOX Sports, UFC president, Dana White has narrowed down the upcoming title bout between current Middleweight champion, Chris Weidman and Number 1 contender, Vitor Belfort to either the Memorial Day or July 4th card.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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White says Thomson to get next title shot with win
UFC president, Dana White says Josh Thomson to get next title shot with win. Melendez on deck for a shot if Henderson wins.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC 170's Daniel Cormier doesn't see UFC on FOX 10 broadcast duties as distraction
In a little more than four weeks, Daniel Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will make his light heavyweight debut at UFC 170 against former champ and current top contender Rashad Evans (21-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC). So why is “DC” breaking camp to take part in this weekend’s UFC on FOX 10 broadcast?
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 6:41PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Dana White: 'I used to beat the living s--t out of Tito Ortiz'
Dana White might be (mostly) done with the boxing business, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love the sport. White treated the media on Wednesday to a screening of his new boxing reality show 'The Fighters', which will air on the Discovery Channel on January 23rd. After the screening, however, White took questions from the media and addressed an old incident with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 4:27PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
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Michael Johnson replaces Ross Pearson, meets Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37
Michael Johnson (14-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) continues to volunteer for every lightweight fight available, and this time, the UFC granted his wish. UFC officials today announced that Johnson has replaced an injured Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and will meet former Blackzilians teammate Melvin Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) in the co-main event of March’s UFC Fight Night 37 event. Featuring a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa in the night’s headliner, UFC Fight Night 37 takes place March 8 at London’s O2 Arena. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 12:06PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Luke Rockhold Lobbying for Michael Bisping Fight, Also Interested in Fighting at Light Heavyweight
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is lobbying for a fight with Michael Bisping and is interested in fighting in the light heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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UFC champ Anthony Pettis targeting July 5th return
Anthony Pettis has been out of action since winning the lightweight title last August, but he could be back for the UFC's big 4th of July weekend PPV.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:27AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort Fully Intends to be on TRT When He Challenges Chris Weidman for UFC Championship
Much has been made about whether or not top middleweight challenger Vitor Belfort would be allowed to remain on his testosterone replacement therapy regimen for his upcoming fight with UFC champion Chris Weidman. Belfort on Wednesday told UFC Tonight that he fully intends to be on TRT when he meets Weidman. In fact, he says it is medically necessary...
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 9:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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Dan Henderson discusses his new contract, moving to MW, testing and more
The UFC has suffered two heavy blows to their roster over the course of the last three months. With Georges St. Pierre stepping away from the sport and Anderson Silva very likely facing a year layoff or a possible retirement, the small handful of big PPV draws they had -of which Silva and GSP were included-have taken a big hit. There are only so many times Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones can fight in a year, so many have been left looking for a solution. The answer, at least in part, has been there all along, though. Dan Henderson, despite the recent dents on his fight resume, still carries the power of name recognition, experience and skill. His career is far from over, and to look past him as an opportunity to beef up those PPV numbers would be foolhardy. The interest in the rematch with Shogun has fans excited and just goes to show that he can still create excitement and anticipation for the UFC.
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 1:47PM by Shawn91111 - 1 comment
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