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UFC 155 Salaries: Junior dos Santos ($400,000), Cain Velasquez ($200,000) top payroll
Junior dos Santos did not retain his heavyweight crown in the UFC 155 headliner on Saturday night, but he did leave the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the evening’s largest disclosed payday. According to salary information released by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, “Cigano” pocketed $400,000 in dropping a five-round verdict to Cain Velasquez, who earned $200,000 for regaining the belt he lost to dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011. Additionally, former middleweight No. 1 contender Yushin Okami raked $84,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Alan Belcher ($37,000), while Jim Miller made $82,000 in dispatching Joe Lauzon ($27,000) in a wildly entertaining co-main event.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 2:43PM by jay98107 - 2 comments
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Jamie Varner Squashes Beef with Melvin Guillard, Wants Joe Lauzon Next
Jamie Varner finally put out the fire he had with Melvin Guillard with a win at UFC 155, but now he's got his sights set on Joe Lauzon.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:56PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Joe Lauzon Receives 40 Stitches After Award Winning Performance at UFC 155
If there's a more exciting fighter to watch in the UFC than Joe Lauzon, they certainly have not proven it in 2012.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Confusion continues, Cormier may be next for Jones
Chael Sonnen is somehow the #1 contender at light heavyweight, Machida and Henderson were fighting to be #1 contender until Gustafsson beat Rua to earn the honor. But now Dana White says Daniel Cormier might somehow be next for Jon Jones.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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With champ Cruz out, Dana White glad other UFC bantamweights stepping up
Eddie Wineland isn't sure if his win over Brad Pickett will get him a crack at the interim title. For now, he'll just keep fighting. But UFC President Dana White is glad Wineland and other bantamweights are stepping up with the champ out.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Eddie Yagin hopes meeting with UFC doctors will clear him to fight
A subdural hematoma that jeopardized Eddie Yagin's MMA career may be healing faster than expected. Yagin recently said a change in scenery has relieved him of the injury's debilitating symptoms.
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:49PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC's "Ultimate 100 Knockouts" premieres Monday on pay-per-view
Fight fans can get ready to ring in the new year with a bang or two or three or 100. The UFC on New Year's Eve debuts a new three-hour pay-per-view special with "The Ultimate 100 Knockouts."
Submitted Dec 31, 2012 1:48PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Karlos Vemola: Leben got off lightly
Karlos Vemola has sent out a clear message. Leben dodged a bullet. In his tweet Vemola says: 'Shame I never had the chance to smash him to bits He got off lightly'
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 6:07PM by Rabi - 11 comments
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Rory MacDonald recieves his Blackbelt
After 9 years Rory MacDonald has finally recieved his black belt from David Lea of Toshido MMA.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 4:16PM by Rabi - 3 comments
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Despite fourth straight loss, White says Leonard Garcia's job secure
LAS VEGAS – Leonard Garcia still has a job, and perhaps emphatically so, despite another loss. Garcia on Saturday dropped a split decision to Max Holloway. But UFC President Dana White said Garcia's job is safe.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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White regrets having Leben-Brunson open UFC 155's main card
LAS VEGAS – MMA fans love to decide where fights should be slotted on cards. Sometimes, they might be right. Dana White said he regrets having Chris Leben and Derek Brunson open UFC 155's main card on pay-per-view.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 12:08PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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LAS VEGAS – Jim Miller, Joe Lauzon, Todd Duffee and John Moraga each earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 155 event. Duffee earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Moraga won "Submission of the Night" and Miller and Lauzon picked up "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 1:58AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC 155 results: Velasquez batters Dos Santos to recapture heavyweight title
LAS VEGAS – The rematch between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez was the war the first fight wasn't. Velasquez emerged victorious, retaking the heavyweight belt with a unanimous decision in the hardest-fought victory of his career. The heavyweight title bout was the main event of Saturday's UFC 155 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Judges scored the bout 50-45, 50-43 and 50-44 for Velasquez, who avenged a loss to Dos Santos 13 months prior at UFC on FOX. "It was the hardest fight I've ever been through," Velasquez said afterward. "I was so tired, but I kept thinking, 'Do it, do it, do it.' "This is my wife's Christmas present. Baby, I got your Christmas present right here." The smattering of boos that accompanied Dos Santos, whose face was badly swollen, at the weigh-in for the event were surprisingly present during his time at the post-fight mic. "His game is very effective, and tonight, he was better than me," he said. "Cain Velasquez, like you said, I'm going to come back, and I'm going to take my belt again."
Submitted Dec 30, 2012 1:31AM by isk - 19 comments
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'TUF 16' semifinalists Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley official for UFC 157
A welterweight fight between "The Ultimate Fighter 16" semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley is now set for UFC 157 in February.
Submitted Dec 29, 2012 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Fabricio Werdum earns title shot with win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in June 2013
Following his stint coaching on season two of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Fabricio Werdum will square off against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. A win would earn him a heavyweight title shot, if UFC President Dana White is to be believed. By the time the night is out tomorrow evening (Sat., Dec. 29, 2012) at UFC 155 in Las Vegas, Nevada, we'll know whether Junior dos Santos kept his heavyweight championship or whether Cain Velasquez pried it from his big Brazilian hands. Because it's never too early to look ahead, we're wondering who the winner has to look forward to. After all, the 265-pound weight class is supposed to be as deep as it's ever been, right? Well, according to UFC President Dana White, Fabricio Werdum has the opportunity to earn a crack at the crown if he can defeat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira when the two square off following the conclusion of their stint as coaches on season two of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil, which is tentatively scheduled for June 2013.
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 11:33PM by sparky - 17 comments
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UFC 155 Weigh in results
Junior dos Santos (239) vs. Cain Velasquez (240) – for heavyweight title Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Jim Miller (156) Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186) Alan Belcher (186) vs. Yushin Okami (184) Derek Brunson (185) vs. Chris Leben (185) Brad Pickett (136) vs. Eddie Wineland (135) Byron Bloodworth (136) vs. Erik Perez (136) Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Jamie Varner (155) Myles Jury (155) vs. Michael Johnson (154) Philip De Fries (245) vs. Todd Duffee (249) Leonard Garcia (146) vs. Max Holloway (145) Chris Cariaso (125) vs. John Moraga (126)
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 7:39PM by Bubbles - 10 comments
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Illness knocks Goldberg from UFC 155 broadcast; Anik joins Rogan in booth
LAS VEGAS – The UFC will try out a new broadcast pairing on Saturday for UFC 155 – though that wasn't the plan until this week. An illness will keep regular pay-per-view play-by-play voice Mike Goldberg at home, and Jon Anik will join analyst Joe Rogan in the broadcast booth. UFC officials on Friday confirmed the change to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 5:44PM by Budgellism - 27 comments
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Nick Newell Unlikely to Find a Home on UFC Roster
By now just about everybody in the world has heard or read about the amazing story that is MMA fighter Nick Newell. Newell was born with only one arm, but has managed to put together an incredibly impressive streak of wins in his MMA career, currently sitting with a perfect 9-0 record, with 8 wins coming by way of submission or knockout. The Connecticut born fighter recently wrapped up his first major title when he won the XFC lightweight strap in early December, and just about everybody started to wonder if he would one day end up in the UFC. As amazing as Newell’s story truly is, UFC President Dana White just isn’t sure he’ll ever have a home in the Octagon. “Never, no,” White answered when asked if he would consider bringing Newell into the UFC fold.
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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LAS VEGAS – Sunglasses, fanny packs, dog collars, Speedos, wigs, chains, sequin dresses, chest-hair arrows and a super-sized turkey club have all have accompanied UFC fighters on fight week. With UFC bantamweight Erik Perez, though, UFC President Dana White drew the line at a luchador mask. The headgear has long been tied to professional wrestling in Perez's home country of Mexico, but White initially nixed the 23-year-old plan's to don such a mask this weekend at UFC 155.
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Eddie Alvarez Situation Still Not Settled, Dana White Expects Things to Get “Ugly”
It appears Eddie Alvarez’s free agency won’t be coming to an end in the near future without a fight happening first but it’s not a battle in the cage. No, the battle is likely to take place in negotiations because the former Bellator lightweight champion appears locked in a fight between the two suitors who both want to sign him. Following Alvarez’s last fight, he officially became a free agent after competing under the Bellator banner for the last few years. While the promotion retained a matching period to offer Alvarez equal money to that of any other organization courting his services, they allowed him to seek out the best deal before they decided if they would try to re-sign him or not...
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 10:48AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
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