Saturday, February 13, 2010

KOTC: VENGEANCE RESULTS - Complete Results from 2/12/10 Mark Burnett Produced HDNet King of the Cage Debut

Mark Burnett presented King of the Cage: Vengeance on Friday February 12, 2010 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico. This event marked the HDNet debut for King of the Cage, and the first event held under the production umbrella of reality TV maestro Mark Burnett (THE CONTENDER, SURVIVOR, THE APPRENTICE).

The main card aired live on HDNet with commentary by Michael "The Voice" Schiavello and Jason "Mayhem" Miller. Three pro fights took place at the live event after the main card, and were not televised. There were also three amateur bouts on the card that are not listed below. Every single fight on the card ended with a finish. There were no fights that went to a decision on the entire night.

The main event saw the notorious Mike "MAK" Kyle deliver a punch that landed about a half a second after the second round bell. The punch was deemed legal, however, Travis "Diesel" Wiuff was unable to continue, so Kyle was awarded the TKO victory via doctor stoppage.

There were three championship fights on the card, and the champion retained their title in each contest. Donald Sanchez, Tony "Kryptonite" Lopez and Abel "The Silent Assassin" Cullum all walked away with the titles they brought into the cage, defeating Victor "Joe Boxer" Valenzuela, Tyler East and Joe "Bazookka" Coca, respectively. In the opening televised fight, UFC veteran Rich "No Love" Clementi was upset by rising lightweight star Quinn Mulhern.


Mike Kyle (14-7) won by TKO over Travis Wiuff (58-14)
[10:00] – Round 2 – punch after the bell
*Fight ruled No Contest after further review

{Interim Bantamweight Championship}
Donald Sanchez (19-10) won by TKO over Victor Valenzuela (9-5)

[19:05] – 4:05 Round 4 - punches

{Heavyweight Championship}
Tony Lopez (18-2) won by SUB over Tyler East (4-3)

[4:52] – Round 1 - triangle choke

{Flyweight Championship}
Abel Cullum (17-3) won by SUB over Joe Coca (7-1)

[2:09] – Round 1 - kimura

Quinn Mulhern (9-1) won by TKO over Rich Clementi (35-16)
[8:09] – 3:09 Round 2 – punches

Richard Villa (6-3) won by TKO over Brad Nordquist (7-18)
[2:16] – Round 1 – punches

Eddie Armendariz (3-8) won by TKO over Levi Price (0-1)
[8:21] – 3:21 Round 2 - punches

Joey Lujan (2-0) won by SUB over Javiar Rubio (1-1)
[2:47] – Round 1 – RNC

Tony Bonello (16-1) won by SUB over Mike Bourke (8-14)
[0:54] – Round 1 – triangle choke

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

SUB = Submission | R = Round

Friday, February 12, 2010

VIDEO: UFC 110 Extended 10-Minute Preview for Nogeuira vs Velasquez and Bisping vs Wanderlei in Australia

UFC 110: NOGUEIRA VS. VELASQUEZ will be held Saturday February 20, 2010 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, and will air on PPV in North America. The event will be headlined by Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez, with a co-main event of Michael "The Count" Bisping vs. Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Amir Sadollah Gets the Stun Gun at UFC 114 - TUF 7 Winner vs Dong Hyun Kim

MMA Weekly is reporting Amir Sadollah will fight Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim in a welterweight bout at UFC 114 on May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by the long-awaited grudge match between TUF 10 coaches Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.

Amir Sadollah (3-1) is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over Brad Blackburn at UFC Fight Night 20 in January 2010. This followed an equally impressive decision victory over veteran fighter Phil Baroni. Sadollah's only loss was the result of a controversial early TKO stoppage against Johny Hendricks.

Sadollah was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 7, where he won 5 straight fights to capture the tournament crown. Sadollah went into TUF 7 without a single professional fight on his record, yet defied the odds and took out Steve Byrnes, Gerald Harris, Matt Brown, and C.B. Dollaway twice to become one of the most unlikely TUF winners in the show's history.

Dong Hyun Kim (12-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win over T.J. Grant at UFC 100 in July 2009. Kim originally lost his previous bout via split decision against Karo Parisyan at UFC 94, however, Parisyan tested positive for painkillers afterwards and the result was later changed to a No Contest by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, returning Kim's record to undefeated. Kim also holds UFC wins over Matt Brown and Jason Tan.

Before Sadollah, Kim had been scheduled for 2 different fights since his last Octagon bout. Injuries forced Kim out of fights with Dan Hardy at UFC 105 and Chris Lytle at UFC 110. The cancellation of his fight with Hardy was the best thing that could have happened for Hardy's career. Hardy was instead promoted to a welterweight number one contender fight with Mike Swick, which he won, and as a result Hardy will now be fighting Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 111.


The amazingly cheesy and oddly Amir-appropriate photo above is by Olan Mills, courtesy of Amir Sadollah's MySpace.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tim Credeur vs Tom Lawlor at UFC 113 - Montreal is Going to Get a Whole Lot Crazier and Filthier on May 8

The Underground is reporting Tim "Crazy" Credeur will be fighting Tom "The Filthy Mauler" Lawlor at UFC 113 on May 8, 2010 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. UFC 113 will be headlined by the epic rematch between Lyoto Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

Tim Credeur (12-3) is coming off a Fight of the Night bonus-winning but decision-losing effort against Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 19 in September 2009. This was Credeur's first UFC loss, after rattling off three straight wins against Nick Catone, Nate Loughran and Cale Yarbrough. All four of Credeur's Octagon fights have been held at UFC Fight Nights. This UFC 113 fight will mark Credeur's UFC PPV debut.

Credeur was a participant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 7, where he lost to Jesse Taylor in the semi-finals. Taylor was subsequently booted from the show after a drunken Las Vegas rampage, and Credeur was given another shot, but with the same results, losing by decision to C.B. Dollaway.

Tom Lawlor (6-2) is coming off a controversial split decision loss to Aaron Simpson at UFC Fight Night 20 in January 2010. Like Credeur, Lawlor was also awarded a Fight of the Night bonus in a losing effort, and this was also his first UFC loss. Lawlor had previously defeated C.B. Dollaway and Kyle Kingsbury. Lawlor's FOTN award was his second straight bonus-winning performance, as he was also given a $100,000 bonus for Submission of the Night at UFC 100 for a guillotine choke on Dollaway in a 55-second fight.

Lawlor was a participant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 8, where he lost to eventual TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader by KO in the quarterfinals. TUF bouts are counted as exhibition fights and do not count on official records since the results are not disclosed during taping to avoid show spoilers.

This fight was first speculated in the MMAmadman NEXT: UFC Fight Night 20 column, where the following was written:

Two balls-to-the-wall fighters, who also happen to be very funny guys. We'd definitely get some interesting promos leading up to this potential Fight of the Night bout. Both guys might be borderline crazy.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MOVIE TRAILER: Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Keith Jardine, Nate Marquardt, Lyoto Machida Star in UNRIVALED

UNRIVALED will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 16, 2010. The film is presented by TapouT and was co-written by and stars highly acclaimed Argentinian kickboxer/B-movie star Hector Echavarria. "Suga" Rashad Evans stars as Christopher Holland in a significant role in the film, receiving second billing below Echavarria. The movie also stars Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine, Heath "The Texas Crazy Horse" Herring, Forrest Griffin, Nate "The Great" Marquardt and Lyoto Machida, in a small role as a character named Kamikaze. The names of Evans, Jardine, Griffin and Marquardt are all featured prominently on the front of the DVD cover. Here's a short synopsis from MovieSet:

A down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the greatest MMA world title-holder during a massive competition. The stakes are high and the rewards great…But should he lose, it will cost him his life.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mark Burnett Presents KING OF THE CAGE: VENGEANCE -- 2/12/10 Fight Card for HDNet Debut

KING OF THE CAGE: VENGEANCE -- February 12, 2010

Location: Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico

Broadcast: HDNet


Mike Kyle (13-7) vs. Travis Wiuff (58-13)

{Interim Bantamweight Championship}
Donald Sanchez (18-10) vs. Victor "Joe Boxer" Valenzuela (9-4)

{Heavyweight Championship}
Tony Lopez (17-2) vs. Tyler East (4-2)

{Flyweight Championship}
Abel Cullum (16-3) vs. Joe Coca (7-0)

Rich Clementi (35-15) vs. Quinn Mulhern (8-1)


Tony Bonello (15-1) vs. Mike Bourke (8-13)

Brad Nordquist (7-17) vs. Richard Villa (5-3)

Eddie Armendariz (2-8) vs. Levi Price (0-0)

Joey Lujan (1-0) vs. Javiar Rubio (1-0)

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PAYDAY: UFC 109 Fighter Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Earnings for 2/6/10

The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) has released the following purse amounts for UFC 109: RELENTLESS, held Saturday February 6, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV, as reported to them by the UFC. Winning fighters in RED. Randy Couture was the top earner of the night.

These salaries do not include any individual endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any possible undisclosed bonuses or percentages of revenue. Fighters pay out of pocket for licensing fees and related expenses, and spend months training in preparation for these fights.

Randy Couture made $250,000 (no win bonus) for 6:09 submission win.

Mark Coleman made $60,000 for 6:09 submission loss.

Chael Sonnen made $124,000 ($32K base salary + $32K win bonus + $60K FOTN bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Nate Marquardt made $105,000 ($32K base + $60K FOTN bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Paulo Thiago made $90,000 ($15K + $15K + $60K SUB bonus) for 6:54 submission win.

Mike Swick made $43,000 for 6:54 submission loss.

Demian Maia made $62,000 ($31K + $31K) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Dan Miller made $15,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

UFC 109 RESULTS: Complete Relentless Recap with Madman Awards 2/6/10

UFC 109: RELENTLESS was held Saturday February 6, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card aired on PPV. The show was headlined by the first-ever match-up of active UFC Hall of Famers, as Randy "The Natural" Couture battled Mark "The Hammer" Coleman.

Randy Couture scored his second consecutive victory in the light heavyweight division with a second round rear-naked choke submission over Mark Coleman. This was an appropriate ending to the fight, as Couture had entered the Octagon to Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold." Couture outboxed Coleman from a distance in the first half of the first round, before pressing him up against the cage and assaulting him with dirty boxing for the second half. In the second round, Couture took down the former Olympic wrestler and secured a choke just over a minute into the round. Coleman went to sleep rather than tap out, which will have been a fitting way for the legendary tough guy to sign off from Octagon duty if this was his last UFC fight. Despite the fact that after the fight Coleman exchanged words with Tito Ortiz, who was in the crowd, UFC President Dana White indicated that Coleman's UFC fighting career was "probably" over in a post-fight interview.

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The co-main event was the Madman Fight of the Night. Chael Sonnen backed up his pre-fight smacktalk, and laid a whoopin' on Nate "The Great" Marquardt. Sonnen used his superior wrestling ability to take Marquardt down repeatedly for three rounds, grinding out a unanimous decision victory in a bigtime upset. Marquardt was heavily favored to beat Sonnen and go on to face the UFC Middleweight Champion, however, that opportunity was snatched away from him by Sonnen, who will instead get a chance at middleweight gold. Sonnen will fight the winner of UFC 112's Middleweight Championship fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.