UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000
BERLIN – After absolutely decimating Jessica Penne at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned one of four $50,000 bonuses for her incredible performance.
Penne shared in the reward for her gutsy effort, as the pair took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Meanwhile, Mairbek Taisumov(24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and newcomer Arnold Allen(10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) were given “Performance of the Night” bonuses, also taking home $50,000 each.
Gilbert Melendez in to face Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71
It’s going to be a quick turnaround for Gilbert Melendez as the lightweight will return to action at UFC Fight Night 71, taking on Al Iaquinta.
The fight was announced on Fox Sports Live.
The latest UFC Fight Night 71 lineup now includes:
Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir
Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez
Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban
Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen
Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri
Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland
Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia
Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras
Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kevin Casey
Bobby Green out of Al Iaquinta fight due to injury
Bobby Green has been forced to withdraw from his anticipated July 15 fight against Al Iaquinta due to an injury suffered in training, MMAFighting.com confirmed with multiple sources.
As of right now, a replacement opponent has not been found for Iaquinta, so there's no word just yet whether he'll remain on the Fight Night card in San Diego.
Bethe Correia inks 8 fight contract with UFC
Bethe Correia inked a new contract with the UFC ahead of the biggest fight of her MMA career.
The undefeated bantamweight fighter, who takes on UFC 135-pound champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 1, announced on her Instagram that she has signed a new 8-fight deal with the promotion.
"I’m really happy today," Correia wrote. "With hard work, blood, sweat, punches to the face and much more… I’m renewing my contract with the UFC for eight more fights. I will be able to give my fans at least eight fights on TV, and follow my life and my camp for more eight fights. I will always do my best."
Machida claims 'illegal shot' was turning point in loss
Lyoto Machida suffered one of his worst losses at UFC on FOX 15 to Luke Rockhold, but claims it was an illegal blow that caused the fight to go in the wrong direction for him:
"I've watched it maybe 3-4 times, that fight," Machida said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I saw that I got an elbow on my neck, he elbowed my neck and I was so dizzy that time. Then, when I went to corner, I barely hear my brother, so when I got back to the fight, I was so dizzy, my legs were wobbly. I wasn't recovered. So suddenly I fell again, and he was smart and capitalized."