UFC 83 Televised Card Set
The UFC recently posted the final televised card for "UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2," an event that takes place April 19 at Montreal's Bell Centre.
It's the first-ever UFC event held in Canada and is scheduled to air via pay-per-view.
The full card includes:
Champ Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre (title-unification bout)
Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter
Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes
Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy
Marc Bocek vs. Mac Danzig
Joe Doerksen vs. Jason MacDonald
Rich Clementi vs. Sam Stout
Alan Belcher vs. Jason Day
Jonathan Goulet vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Ed Herman vs. Demian Maia*
Evan Tanner on Fighting Career: "Im not done"
Evan Tanner suffered a second-round knockout loss to Yushin Okami at this past weekend's UFC 82 event, failing in his comeback attempt after a two-year layoff from the sport.
After I read this article I had to post it. I hope for nothing but the best for Tanner.
Rua Re-Injures Knee, Out of UFC 85
Scheduled to make his return to the Octagon this June against Chuck Liddell at UFC 85 in London, light heavyweight star Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has instead been forced to withdraw from the bout due to a ruptured ACL in his left knee, the same injury he had surgery on to repair last October after his UFC 76 fight with Forrest Griffin.
Surgery on the injured knee will be scheduled shortly, and there is no word on when Rua will be cleared to return to the Octagon.
2 Brocks Fighting At UFC 87?
In addition to Brock Lesnar fighting at UFC 87, there are unconfirmed reports that Brock Larson, currently one of WEC's top Welterweights, could fight at UFC 87. Larson has a 1-1 career UFC record and, like Lesnar, hails from Minnesota.
Despite Report Luke Cummo Was Not Suspended
Contrary to a report published on Monday, UFC 82 fighter Luke Cummo has not tested positive for elevated levels of caffeine or any other substance following his Ultimate Fighting Championship bout with Luigi Fioravanti in Columbus, Ohio.
In fact, according to Ohio Athletic Commission executive director Bernie Profato, Cummo was not even one of the fighters tested following his bout. He stated that Ohio took a little bit different tact with UFC 82 to crack down on performance enhancing drugs and instead of randomly testing fighters, the state chose to test all of the winners.
I figured that story was a spoof.
UFC fighter Luke Cummo has been suspended three months for failing a random drug test administered by the Ohio Athletic Commission. The test, conducted after his loss against Luigi Fioravanti at Saturday’s UFC 82 event, showed that Cummo had extremely elevated caffeine levels beyond anything the commission had ever seen before.
“Normally we don’t pay that much attention to the level of caffeine in a fighter’s blood,” said OAC commissioner Warren Petty. “But Luke Cummo’s readings were off the chart. At first we thought there must be a mistake with the test, but follow ups showed that our original findings were accurate. This guy must have been tripping balls in the Octagon.”
UFC 82 Salaries
MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS
-Anderson Silva: $140,000 (defeated Dan Henderson; win bonus was $70,000)
-Dan Henderson: $100,000 (lost to Anderson Silva; win bonus would have been $150,000)
MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Heath Herring: $140,000 (defeated Cheick Kongo; win bonus was $70,000)
-Jon Fitch: $60,000 (defeated Chris Wilson; win bonus was $30,000)
-Chris Leben: $50,000 (defeated Alessio Sakara; win bonus was $25,000)
-Cheick Kongo: $30,000 (lost to Heath Herring; win bonus would have been $30,000)
-Yushin Okami: $28,000 (defeated Evan Tanner; win bonus was $14,000)
-Evan Tanner: $25,000 (lost to Yushin Okami; win bonus would have been $25,000)
-Alessio Sakara: $17,000 (lost to Chris Leben; win bonus would have been $17,000)
-Chris Wilson: $12,000 (lost to Jon Fitch; win bonus would have been $12,000)
Sokoudjou Confirms UFC 84 Fight with Nakamura
eam Quest fighter Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will fight Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 84, an event that takes place May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Sokoudjou confirmed the bout with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) over the weekend while he was in Columbus to support teammate Dan Henderson at UFC 82. The rumored fight had first been reported by MMAWeekly.com.
Dana White: Randy Couture Offered Fight with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
“We offered (Couture) the fight last week, and we’re waiting to hear back from him,” White said.
He didn’t mention a possible date or venue for the event.
White also confirmed that he had offered Couture the fight with Nogueira once before. However, Nogueira wasn’t the interim champ at the time, and he hopes that may be enough to sway Couture into returning to the ring.
Anderson Silva still considering boxing and maybe a move to 170lbs?
Anderson is still talking about challenging a boxer in boxing rules at 185 lbs. Could be interesting!
Also at the very end, he says he dosen't want to move up, but maybe DOWN!!! I always figured Anderson couldn't make 170 lbs, but i suppose if he hits 185 without a sauna, 170 would be possible. I figure he knows he can hit that weight before he would say something like that.
Whats everyones thoughts?
Silva, Henderson and Leben Earn “Fight Night” Bonuses
Anderson Silva earned $120,000 in “fight night” bonuses in the wake of his second-round submission victory over Dan Henderson on Saturday.
The fight capped off UFC 82, which took place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Silva earned $60,000 for Fight of the Night (Henderson also picked up a $60,000 bonus) and $60,000 for Submission of the Night. Chris Leben, meanwhile, earned a $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus for his first-round TKO of Alessio Sakara.
Both fights took place on the night’s televised main card.
UFC president Dana White released the bonus winners and amounts in a post-event press conference. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the amounts with the Dayton Daily News.
Silva defended his UFC middleweight title by securing a second-round rear-naked choke of Henderson, PRIDE’s reigning 183-lb. The victory was Silva’s first career submission victory that didn’t come via strikes.
Silva joins just a handful of fighters, including Marcus Davis and John Koppenhaver, who have picked up two “fight night” bonuses in one event.
UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman vs. Brock Lesnar Set for August
Mark Coleman’s (15-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) induction into the UFC Hall of Fame came with an interesting footnote: he’s returning to the UFC to fight Brock Lesnar (1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in August.
Just a few hours after the former Ohio State national wrestling champion and first-ever UFC heavyweight title-holder became the fifth fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, the 43-year-old fighter confirmed the bout to a sold-out crowd and pay-per-view audience.
HOLY CRAP, MARK COLMAN VS BROCK LESNAR!!!!
HOLY CRAP BATMAN, This is great!!!!!!!!!!
It was just anounced at UFC82!
Mark said he has 5 months to get ready, So depending on how long he has knowen, We should see this soon enough!