Friday, June 11, 2010

UFC 115 MADMAN ROUNDTABLE: Madmen Predictions, Discussion and Madness Levels for Every Fight at Liddell vs Franklin

Welcome to the Madman Roundtable for UFC 115: LIDDELL VS FRANKLIN, to be held Saturday June 12, 2010 at the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main card will air live on PPV starting at 10:00 pm EST. At least two preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV during the hour preceding the PPV.

For each major MMA event, we feature a roundtable discussion of the fights, including Predictions and Madness Levels. This roundtable features madmen Josh King, Eric Van Den Haas, Randy Rowles, Jerry Cattelane, Johnny Nguyen, Brian Palmer & John Taylor of The MMA Radio Show, and we welcome aboard for the first time, Ed Stewart.

Madman Prediction Champion Eric Van Den Haas successfully defended his title in head-to-head competition at UFC 114, and will be matched up against Josh King, who is our defending Madman Roundtable Champion, winning the UFC 114 Madman Roundtable.

Eric Van Den Haas and Josh King will go head-to-head with their UFC 114 picks for the Madman Prediction Championship. At UFC 116, we'll start running a contest again, which will be open to everyone reading, to determine the new number one contenders going forward. The number one contender for UFC 116 will be determined by this UFC 115 Madman Roundtable.

Madness Levels are in parenthesis. They indicate the level of excitement a staff member has for a fight based on a scale of 1 to 10. The numbers in brackets beside the fighters' names indicate how many staff members picked the respective fighters to win.




Average Madness Level (1-10): 2.9

JOSH KING – (2) Mike Pyle by TKO

ERIC VAN DEN HAAS – (5) I'll go with the technique of a desperate Pyle (he's cut if he loses) over the strength of Lennox. Mike Pyle by Unanimous Decision

RANDY ROWLES – (1) Not a fan of Pyle and Lennox doesn’t make the fight any more exciting. Mike Pyle by Unanimous Decision

JERRY CATTELANE – (2) Meh. Mike Pyle by "cage control" and Unanimous Decision

JOHNNY NGUYEN – (3) I’m gonna go with Jesse Lennox, another Miletich fighter, by 2nd Round Submission

BRIAN PALMER – (4) Pyle is way too experienced to lose this fight. He was an up-and-comer at one point, until he thought he deserved the world. Mike Pyle by Decision

JOHN TAYLOR – (4) Lennox is a tough kid out of the Miletich camp, but I gotta go with the battle-tested vet Pyle in this one. Mike Pyle by 2nd Round Submission

ED STEWART – (2) Jesse Lennox by Split Decision. No reasoning for this.


Average Madness Level (1-10): 3.4

KING – (3) Claude Patrick is a decent prospect.

VAN DEN HAAS – (6) Patrick is the only fighter on the card making his UFC debut, and while it won't be easy, it'll be a successful one for the talented Canadian. Claude Patrick by TKO in Round 3

ROWLES – (2) Funch has a JOB to do before he goes back to fighting on smaller shows. Claude Patrick by Unanimous Decision

CATTELANE – (2) Double Meh. Claude Patrick by another Unanimous Decision

NGUYEN – (6) I’m excited to see Patrick fight, he trains in an amazing gym in Mississauga, Ontario!!! Claude Patrick by 2nd Round guillotine Submission

PALMER – (2) Who vs who??? Hmmm? Let's go Ricardo Funch by Decision

TAYLOR – (3) Funch is a comer, but former short-time IFL'er and long-time Canadian Patrick has been on a roll. I have Claude Patrick by Decision in this one.

STEWART – (3) Claude Patrick by Americana choke Submission 2nd Round, just because I hate Funch’s hair and his nickname Golden Boy. Super lame.

INSANE UFC 115 PREVIEW: Betting Odds, Chances of Fighters Winning, Statistical Analysis and Predictions for Every Fight

Go into insane detail in this preview of UFC 115: LIDDELL VS FRANKLIN by MMAmadman Randy Rowles.

Includes breakdowns of betting odds with analysis, win-loss records, UFC wins and losses, biggest victories, fighter profiles and backgrounds, Madness Levels and Madman Predictions for every fight on the entire card, both preliminary and main card fights.

UFC 115: LIDDELL VS FRANKLIN be held Saturday June 12, 2010 at the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main card will air live on PPV starting at 10:00 pm EST. At least 2 preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV during the hour preceding the PPV.

Betting lines are for entertainment purposes only and are included here to illustrate oddsmakers' projections.

Madness Levels indicate the amount of insanity inspired in anticipation of a fight on a scale of 1 to 10, a numerical translation of just how excited I am for each fight.

Striving to be the most analytically astute fight preview column possible. Let the madness begin...

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split | MD = Majority Decision | SUB = Submission | (T)KO = (Technical)Knockout



Welterweight Bout

JESSE LENNOX (-125) = 52% chance of winning

MIKE PYLE (-105) = 48% chance of winning


6 wins by (T)KO | 5 wins by Submission

1 loss by Decision | 1 loss by Submission

Jesse Lennox is 1-1 in the UFC, and is coming off a loss to Rick Story at UFC Fight Night 20 (1/10).

AGE: 28   HEIGHT: 5’9”   WEIGHT: 170

FIGHTING OUT OF: Miletich Fighting Systems in Bettendorf, Iowa (AMERICAN)


UFC W: Danillo Villefort (TKO)

WEC W: Blas Avena (KO)

UFC L: Rick Story (UD)

BIGGEST LENNOX WIN: over Danillo Villefort by TKO due to a cut at UFC 101 (8/09)


16 wins by Submission | 1 win by Decision | 1 win by TKO

4 losses by Submission | 2 losses by (T)KO | 1 loss by Decision

Mike Pyle is 1-2 in the UFC, and is coming off a loss to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 108 (1/10).

AGE: 34   HEIGHT: 6’1”   WEIGHT: 170

FIGHTING OUT OF: Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Nevada by way of Dresden, Tennessee (AMERICAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

UFC W: Chris Wilson (SUB)

WEC W: Shonie Carter (SUB), Bret Bergmark (SUB)

UFC L: Jake Ellenberger (TKO), Brock Larson (SUB)

BIGGEST PYLE WIN: over Dan Hornbuckle by Triangle Choke Submission at SENGOKU 2 (5/08)


I’m sure it has something to do with some sort of childhood trauma for me, but I’ve never been a fan of Mike Pyle. There’s just something about him, something that I can’t define but don’t like. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and all, but he's not a fighter I care to see. And against Jesse Lennox, this is a rare fight that I wouldn’t mind missing if I showed up late to the live event.

PREDICTION: Mike Pyle by Unanimous Decision

Welterweight Bout

CLAUDE PATRICK (-290) = 71% chance of winning

RICARDO FUNCH (+230) = 29% chance of winning


8 wins by Submission | 3 wins by TKO

1 loss by Decision

Claude Patrick will be making his UFC debut, and is coming off a win over Matt MacGrath at Aggression MMA 2 (2/10).

AGE: 29   HEIGHT: 5’11”   WEIGHT: 170

FIGHTING OUT OF: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (CANADIAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BIGGEST PATRICK WIN: over Matt MacGrath by Guillotine Choke Submission at Aggression MMA 2 (2/10)


4 wins by (T)KO | 2 wins by Decision | 1 win by Submission

1 loss by Decision

Ricardo Funch is 0-1 in the UFC, and is coming off a loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 107 (12/09).

AGE: 29   HEIGHT: 5’10”   WEIGHT: 170

FIGHTING OUT OF: Team Link in Ludlow, Massachusetts by way of Lencois-Bahia, Brazil (BRAZILIAN)

FIGHTING STYLE: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

UFC L: Johny Hendricks (UD)

BIGGEST FUNCH WIN: over Anthony “TJ” Waldburger by TKO in XFC (6/08)


Claude Patrick is a top Canadian prospect who’s taken the long road to the UFC. Ricardo Funch, I’m still not certain why he’s in the UFC. If Funch wins this fight, I guess I’ll know why, but this seems more like a fight designed to introduce Patrick with a well-deserved Octagon victory in his home country.

PREDICTION: Claude Patrick by Unanimous Decision

BELLATOR 21 RESULTS: Pat Curran Wins Lightweight Tournament 6/10/10

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 21 was held Thursday June 10, 2010 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The main card aired live on Fox Sports Net. The main event featured the finals of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament. After 3 rounds, Pat Curran was awarded a somewhat mystifying split decision over Toby Imada. I watched this fight at a bar with no sound, and it appeared clear to me that Imada had won the fight. I was surprised when it was a split decision, and really surprised when Curran's hand was raised. When I got home, I went online to see what others thought of the decision, and the consensus reaction seems to be just as baffled. Regardless, Curran got the win and wrapped up $100,000 for his 3 tournament fights. Curran also earned a fight with Eddie Alvarez for the Bellator Lightweight Championship in Bellator's upcoming third season.

In the co-main event, Megumi Fujii improved her perfect record to 20-0 with a dominating victory over an overmatched Sarah "The White Tiger" Schneider. The legendary Japanese fighter used her wrestling to score multiple takedowns and bloodied up Schneider with some hard shots. To Schneider's credit, she hung in there until the very end, and even objected to the TKO stoppage, but she was undoubtedly beat. Fujii will next participate in Bellator's third season 115-pound women's tournament.

In the other televised fight, Mike "300" Hayes scored a unanimous decision victory over Steve Banks in a heavyweight fight that was expected to be over quick. Instead, the two big men engaged in a tactical battle for three rounds. Banks came on strong in the first round, but fizzled in the final two stanzas. Hayes is ready for a big fight.

Luis "Baboon" Palomino inauspiciously followed up the biggest win of his career, over Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal in February, with a preliminary card win over American Top Team fighter Jose Figueroa. Palomino is a fighter who deserves to be on a main card the next time he fights.

Prospects Zack "Fun Size" Makovsky, Moyses "The Savage" Gabin and undefeated Brian Eckstein all picked up wins on the undercard.


Pat Curran (12-3) won by SD over Toby Imada (25-14)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Megumi Fujii (20-0) won by TKO over Sarah Schneider (4-5)
[11:58] - 1:58 Round 3 - punches

Mike Hayes (12-3) won by UD over Steve Banks (4-3)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Luis Palomino (13-5) won by UD over Jose Figueroa (7-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Zack Makovsky (9-2) won by SUB over Eric Luke (4-3)
[9:28] - 4:28 Round 2 - kimura

Frank Carrillo (2-1) won by TKO over Sabah Homasi (2-2)
[13:16] - 3:16 Round 3 - strikes

Moyses Gabin (5-3) won by SUB over Chris Boffil (3-2)
[4:41] - 4:41 Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Brian Eckstein (5-0) won by UD over Mitchell Chamale (1-1)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

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

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission

STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS WERDUM -- Fight Card for 6/26/10 in San Jose


Location: HP Pavilion in San Jose, California

Broadcast: Showtime


Fedor The Last Emperor Emelianenko (31-1) vs. Fabricio Vai Cavalo Werdum (13-4)

{Women's Middleweight Championship}
Cristiane Cyborg Santos (9-1) vs. Jan Cuddles Finney (8-7)

Cung Le (6-1) vs. Scott Hands of Steel Smith (17-6)

Pat Bam Bam Healy (23-15) vs. Josh Thomson (16-3)


Chris Cope (3-1) vs. Ron Keslar (5-1)

Bret The Angry Hick Bergmark (5-1) vs. Vagner Rocha (5-0)

Gareth Joseph (4-2) vs. Yancy Frisson Medeiros (8-0)

Derrick Burnsed (5-0) vs. Bobby Stack (6-1)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

SENGOKU RAIDEN CHAMPIONSHIP 14 -- 8/22/10 Fight Card in Japan


Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan

Broadcast: HDNet

{Middleweight Championship}
Jorge Santiago (22-8) vs. Kazuo Hitman Misaki (22-10)

Akihiro Gono (32-15) vs. Jadamba Narantungalag (2-2)

Hatsu Hioki (21-4) vs. Jeff Ippon Lawson (14-3)

[Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Taisuke Goten Okuno (9-4) vs. Nick The Goat Thompson (38-12)

[Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Yasubey Enomoto (4-1) vs. Kenta Takagi (6-2)

Leonardo Santos (7-3) vs. Sotaro Yamada (6-4)

[Welterweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout]
Motoki Miyazawa (6-2) vs. Takuya Sato (5-3)

[Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Shintaro Ishiwatari (8-3) vs. Kil Woo Lee (1-1)

[Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Takuya Eizumi (7-5) vs. Shoko Sato (8-3)

[Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Tatsuya So (6-4) vs. Wataru Takahashi (11-13)

[Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal]
Hirokazu Nishimura (4-3) vs. Jae Hyun So (5-8)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 25 - 8/19/10 Fight Card in Chicago



Season 3, Week 2

Location: Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois

Broadcast: FOX Sports Net


Bad Brad Blackburn (15-11) vs. Dan The Handler Hornbuckle (21-3)

[Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Scott Bear Barrett (10-1) vs. Damian Polish Pitbull Grabowski (12-0)

[Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinal]
Cole King Konrad (4-0) vs. Rogent Lloret (9-1)

[Women's 115-Pound Tournament Quarterfinal]
Zoila Warrior Princess Frausto (7-1) vs. Jessica Penne (7-0)


Shonie Mr. International Carter (49-23) vs. Torrance Taylor (8-7)

Brian Mandingo Gassaway (28-19) vs. Kevin Knabjian (10-4)

John Kolosci (14-6) vs. Kenny Robertson (9-0)

Keoki Hawaii's Bad Boy Cypriano (2-2) vs. Eric Von Krieger Kriegermeier (1-1)

IMPACT FC 1: THE UPRISING BRISBANE -- 7/10/10 Australia Fight Card



Location: Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall, Queensland, Australia


Josh Babyfaced Assasin Barnett (25-5) vs. Geronimo Mondragon Dos Santos (17-10)

Brian Ebersole (41-15) vs. Carlos The Ronin Newton (15-13)

Joaquium Mamute Ferreira (8-5) vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (8-6)

Ubiratan Bira Lima Lima Marinho (11-3) vs. Jeff The Snowman Monson (33-11)

Jai The Tooth Fairy Bradney (9-3) vs. Thiago Minu Meller (15-3)

Fabio Galeb Fernandes (2-1) vs. Api Hemara (7-5)

Jacob Mahony (2-1) vs. Tom The Bomb Waters (3-1)

Ben Knuckles 5-Percenter Mortimer (5-2) vs. Karo The Heat Parisyan (18-5)

THE MMA RADIO SHOW 4: Taylor & Palmer Preview UFC 115 with MMA Live on ESPN's Franklin McNeil, Recap MMA-Fitness Expo

John Taylor and Brian Palmer are joined by ESPN's Franklin McNeil (pictured below on right) from MMA LIVE to discuss UFC 115: LIDDELL VS FRANKLIN. The duo also talk to MMA prospect Aaron "Tex" Johnson about his upcoming fight, as well as the fight he was supposed to have with MMA psychopath and porn star War Machine. David "Kid Dynamite" Espinosa also rejoins the show to help recap the MMA-Fitness Expo held in Fresno, California. Espinosa is the Vice President of the MMA-Fitness Expo and also a professional fighter.

All this and much more on The MMA Radio Show!

DREAM 15 -- 7/10/10 Fight Card for 3 AM MMA Live from Japan on HDNet


DREAM 15 -- July 10, 2010

Location: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan

Broadcast: HDNet (3:00 AM EST)

{Lightweight Championship}
Shinya Aoki (23-5) vs. Tatsuya Crusher Kawajiri (26-5)

Gesias JZ Calvan Cavalcante (14-3) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (13-2)

[Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal]
Gegard The Dreamcatcher Mousasi (28-3) vs. Jake Irish O'Brien (13-3)

[Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal]
Melvin No Mercy Manhoef (24-7) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (7-5)

Michihiro Omigawa (10-8) vs. Young Sam Jung (0-2)

Daiki DJ.taiki Hata (11-6) vs. Mitsuhiro Endless Fighter Ishida (18-6)

Karl Psycho Amoussou (11-2) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (14-10)

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 23 -- 6/24/10 Fight Card in Louisville, Kentucky


Season 2, Week 11

Location: Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, Kentucky

Broadcast: Fox Sports Net


{Middleweight Tournament Final}
Bryan The Beast Baker (13-1) vs. Alexander Storm Shlemenko (29-4)

{Featherweight Tournament Final}
Patricio Pitbull Freire (14-0) vs. Joe Warren (4-1)

Nick Garfield Mamalis (9-4) vs. Albert Rios (12-4)

Zoila Warrior Princess Frausto (6-1) vs. Rosi Sexton (10-1)


John Troyer (10-4) vs. Brent Weedman (14-4)

Chad Hinton (6-1) vs. Daniel Straus (10-3)

Kurt Kinser (1-0) vs. David Overfield (6-1)

Mike Fleniken (1-0) vs. Stoney Hale (2-1)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WEEKEND WARRIORS: A Couple of MMA Nutjobs and Some Tough Women in Action - Results from the Independent Fight Scene

6/4-6/6/10 - Although there were no major shows in the United States this past weekend, there were numerous MMA events held around the world.

The notorious Charles "Krazy Horse aka Kid Khaos" Bennett, who recently pulled out of a rematch with KJ Noons in Strikeforce, headlined AFL: ROCK-N-RUMBLE 3 in Florida. Bennett lost a decision to Sterling Ford, who scored the biggest win of his career over the bad boy of MMA. Two top prospects from American Top Team, Jessica Aguilar and Yuri Villefort, both also picked up wins.

MMA's other resident crazy person, Paulo "Ely" Filho, picked up his twentieth victory in Brazil over Chilean Daniel Gabriel, who was making his MMA debut and was severely overmatched. Team Nogueira fighter Fabio Maldonado increased his current winning streak to 9 straight victories with a submission win over Jackson Mora, another fighter who was way out of his league and basically served as enhancement talent.

RING OF FIRE 38 featured a couple of title fights, with Cathilee "Cat" Albert capturing the ROF 125-pound women's title with a victory over Ivana Coleman, and Christian "Relentless" Allen winning the ROF Bantamweight Championship over Skyler Holman.

Top MMA trainer Greg "Yoda" Jackson promoted his first fight card with JACKSON'S MMA SERIES 1 in Albuquerque. Chute Boxe fighter Natasha Creger took out the debuting Jennifer "Lil' Ice" Berg with an armbar in the main event. A couple of Jackson's MMA fighters, Matt Leyva and veteran Julie "Fireball" Kedzie, picked up wins on the professional part of the fight card, which also featured several amateur bouts not listed in the results here.

Veteran British fighter Paul Cahoon scored a 25-second heel hook submission win at OMMAC 5: SHOWDOWN in England. Three-time US judo champion Rick Hawn remained undefeated with a win over Dennis Olson at TRIUMP 2: INFERNO in New Hampshire in the United States. In Australia, at CFC 14, Sengoku veteran "Big" Jim York, who was coming off back-to-back losses, got back to winning by using his fists to submit Brandon "Money" Cash, who was coming off a disappointing loss to Shane Del Rosario in Strikeforce, which means Cash is now the one who's lost back-to-back fights.

In Japan, former Sengoku lightweight champ Satoru Kitaoka avoided losing 3 in a row with a decision win over Brazilian Nova Uniao fighter Jorge "Jorjao" Rodrigues in Pancrase. Meanwhile, Seichi Ikemoto, who had lost his last 3 fights, broke his unimpressive streak with a majority decision win over Naoki Matsushita in DEEP.

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

UD = Unanimous | MD = Majority | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission

AFL: ROCK-N-RUMBLE 3 -- 6/4/10 (Action Fight League)

Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida

Sterling Ford (10-4) won by UD over Charles Bennett (22-17)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds

Ailton Barbosa (6-2) won by UD over Mitch McElroy (3-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds

Pablo Popovitch (1-0) won by SUB over Jeff Savoy (0-2)
[8:32] - 3:32 Round 2 - punches

Jessica Aguilar (8-3) won by TKO over Catia Cat Woman Vitoria (2-1)
[4:17] - Round 1 - punches

Yuri Villefort (6-0) won by SUB over Jason Fitzhugh (1-1)
[7:04] - 2:04 Round 2 - armbar

Kamrin Naville (3-4) won by KO over Shah Bobonis (7-7)
[6:47] - 1:47 Round 2 - knees

John Clarke (1-1) won by DQ over Randy Barosso (1-3)
Round 1 - illegal soccer kick

Bounmy Somchay (1-5) won by SUB over Scott Mukaddam (0-1)
[4:54] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Caleb Archer (4-0) won by SUB over James Wynn (2-9)
[7:47] - 2:47 Round 2 - rear-naked choke


Location: Engineer Jose Reboucas Square in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Paulo Filho (20-1) won by SUB over Daniel Gabriel (0-1)
Round 1 - punches

Fabio Maldonado (16-3) won by SUB over Jackson Mora (0-3)
Round 1 - guillotine choke

Diego Sebastiao (1-0) won by TKO over Samuel Ferreira (0-1)
Round 1 - punches

Jerry Tolentino (2-0) won by SUB over Leandro Feijao (0-2)
Round 2 - armbar

Marcelo Zulu Santos (3-1) won by TKO over Felipe Bronx (0-1)
Round 2 - punches

Nazareno Malegarie (18-0) won by SUB over Antonico Antonico (0-1)
Round 1 - guillotine choke

Allan Froes (6-5) won by KO over Marcio Fernando (0-1)
Round 1 - punch

Everton Dentinho Santana (2-5) won by SUB over Ailton Alves (0-1)
Round 1 - kneebar

Fernando Gaucho Leme (1-1) won by TKO over Anderson Toca Giangiulio (0-2)
Round 1 - doctor stoppage

Marcio Nunes (1-3) won by TKO over Ozorio De Oliveira (0-1)
Round 1 - doctor stoppage

Anderson Negao (1-0) won by SUB over Giovani Lima (1-2)
Round 1 - triangle choke

PAYDAY: Moosin Fighter Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Earnings for Mariusz Pudzianowski vs Tim Sylvia in Boston

The MSAC (Massachusetts State Athletic Commission) has released the following purse amounts for MOOSIN: GOD OF MARTIAL ARTS, as reported to them by Moosin for their event held Friday May 21, 2010 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Winning fighters in RED. Polish World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski was the top earner of the night.

The salaries do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses or PPV percentages for main card fighters. All fighters pay out of pocket for licensing fees, taxes, training costs, health insurance and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym as well as their performance.

Tim Sylvia made $50,000 (no win bonus) for 6:43 submission win.

Mariusz Pudzianowski made $110,000 for 6:43 submission loss.

Travis Wiuff made $10,000 (no win bonus) for 0:34 TKO win.

Josh Barnes made $3,400 for 0:34 TKO loss.

Rafael Natal made $14,000 ($7K base salary + $7K win bonus) for 4:12 KO win.

Travis Lutter made $4,000 for 4:12 KO loss.

Mike Campbell made $12,000 ($6K base + $6K win) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Yves Edwards made $3,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Roxanne Modafferi made $6,000 ($3K + $3K) for 15:00 split decision win.

Tara LaRosa made $2,500 for 15:00 split decision loss.

Lukasz Jurkowski made $3,500 (no win bonus) for 2:22 TKO win.

Ho Jin Kim made $3,000 for 2:22 TKO loss.

Forrest Petz made $4,000 ($2K + $2K) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Ralph Johnson made $1,200 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Matt Lee made $2,000 ($1K + $1K) for 6:46 TKO win.

Brett Oteri made $1,000 for 6:46 TKO loss.

Anthony Lapsley made $2,000 ($1K + $1K) for 0:59 submission win.

Frederic Belleton made $2,000 for 0:59 submission loss.

Stipe Miocic made $2,000 ($1K + $1K) for 6:32 TKO win.

Paul Barry made $1,500 for 6:32 TKO loss.


 1. Mariusz Pudzianowski ($110K)
 2. Tim Sylvia ($50K)
 3. Rafael Natal ($14K)
 4. Mike Campbell ($12K)
 5. Travis Wiuff ($10K)
 6. Roxanne Modafferi ($6K)
 7. Travis Lutter ($4K)
 7. Forrest Petz ($4K)
 9. Lukasz Jurkowski ($3.5K)
10. Josh Barnes ($3.4K)


 1. Mariusz Pudzianowski ($110K)
 2. Tim Sylvia ($50K)
 3. Travis Wiuff ($10K)
 4. Rafael Natal ($7K)
 5. Mike Campbell ($6K)
 6. Travis Lutter ($4K)
 7. Lukasz Jurkowski ($3.5K)
 8. Josh Barnes ($3.4K)
 9. Yves Edwards ($3K)
 9. Roxanne Modafferi ($3K)
 9. Ho Jin Kim ($3K)


 1. Brett Oteri ($1K)
 2. Ralph Johnson ($1.2K)
 3. Paul Barry ($1.5K)
 4. Frederic Belleton ($2K)
 4. Stipe Miocic ($2K)
 4. Anthony Lapsley ($2K)
 4. Matt Lee ($2K)


Tim Sylvia vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski ($160,000)

Travis Wiuff vs. Josh Barnes ($13,400)

Rafael Natal vs. Travis Lutter ($18,000)

Mike Campbell vs. Yves Edwards ($15,000)

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Tara LaRosa ($8,500)

Lukasz Jurkowski vs. Ho Jin Kim ($6,500)

Forrest Petz vs. Ralph Johnson ($5,200)

Matt Lee vs. Brett Oteri ($3,000)

Anthony Lapsley vs. Frederic Belleton ($4,000)

Stipe Miocic vs. Paul Barry ($3,500)


MOOSIN drew 3,919 in live paid attendance.

PROPS: Boston Herald

Sunday, June 6, 2010

VIDEO: Movie Trailer for Georges St. Pierre 3D Documentary THE STRIKING TRUTH

This film is set to be released in theaters in Canada in September 2010. There is not currently a U.S. release date. Here is a summary of the film from IMDb:

Documentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David "The Crow" Loiseau. The movie follows the two fighters over the past four years, starting with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and Georges was the co-main event against BJ Penn. The film juxtaposes their two careers with St. Pierre's meteoric rise to UFC champion and Loiseau facing personal challenges. The movie charts their respective ups and downs as they follow their paths. The project includes exclusive, never before seen footage of all that took place behind the scenes as well as scenes shot using the latest in 3-D technology. The Project is directed by Steven J. Wong and is Executive Produced by James Hergott with 3D and action directing by Bobby Razak.
While the film juxtaposes the MMA careers of UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and David "The Crow" Loiseau, who is set to make his Octagon return at UFC 115, it also features UFC fighters Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Matt Serra, Denis Kang and referee "Big" John McCarthy.