Saturday, November 20, 2010

VIDEO: Georges St. Pierre ESPN Commercial for SportsCenter with John Anderson




UFC Welterweight Champion GSP continues his ascent into mainstream sports and pop culture in this hilarious SportsCenter commercial with John Anderson.

UFC 123 INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Roundtable Analysis, Betting Odds, Weigh-In Results, Stats, Madness Levels



UFC 123: RAMPAGE VS MACHIDA will be held Saturday November 20, 2010 at The Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit, Michigan. The main card will air live on PPV in North America starting at 10:00 PM EST. At least 2 live preliminary bouts will air on Spike TV during the hour preceding the PPV, starting at 9:00 PM EST.

This Insane Preview features all the pertinent stats – betting lines translated into projected chance of winning percentages and monetary ratios, MMA and UFC win-loss records, last 5 fights for each fighter, official weigh-in results – as well as Sherdog Fight Finder links, Madness Levels, Roundtable discussion and Predictions for every single fight on the card!

Roundtable participants are "Mad" Mat Paré (@The_Pinch), "Evil" Eric Van Den Haas, Michael Almeida, Josh King (@Anon991) and Randy Rowles (MMAmadman).

Betting lines are for entertainment purposes only and are included here to illustrate bookmaker projections. A winning bet results in a return of your bet plus the amount won.

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 we are for each fight.

Mat Paré is our defending Madman Roundtable Champion.

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
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UFC 123: RAMPAGE VS MACHIDA

MAIN CARD

Light Heavyweight Bout

LYOTO “THE DRAGON” MACHIDA
(-230) = projected 68% chance of winning = $2.30 bet wins $1

QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON
(+210) = projected 32% chance of winning = $1 bet wins $2.10

LYOTO MACHIDA: 16-1 (8-1 UFC) – Weight: 205

LAST 5 FIGHTS (4-1)

LOSS to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by KO at UFC 113 (5/10)

WIN over Mauricio Rua by UD at UFC 104 (10/09)

WIN over Rashad Evans by KO at UFC 98 (5/09)

WIN over Thiago Silva by KO at UFC 94 (1/09)

WIN over Tito Ortiz by UD at UFC 84 (5/08)

QUINTON JACKSON: 30-8 (5-2 UFC) – Weight: 205

LAST 5 FIGHTS (3-2)

LOSS to Rashad Evans by UD at UFC 114 (5/10)

WIN over Keith Jardine by UD at UFC 96 (3/09)

WIN over Wanderlei Silva by KO at UFC 92 (12/08)

LOSS to Forrest Griffin by UD at UFC 86 (7/08)

WIN over Dan Henderson by UD at UFC 75 (9/07)

Average Madness Level (1-10): 8.4

MAD MAT – (8) Alright, anyone who thinks Rampage can win this is mentally deranged. Machida is superior in every department and should win
whichever way he wants to. I picked Rashad to beat Jackson and was very confident about it. Machida picks him apart in the standup, uses his elusiveness to avoid getting hit, controls the clinches. Either we see a highlight reel knockout or a 15 minute grind, either way, The Dragon wins and Rampage goes back to being a big mouth movie star. Machida by Decision (+145 prop bet) (crossing fingers for a KO)

EVIL ERIC – (9) Interesting clash of styles that favors Machida considerably. Lyoto's elusiveness, patience and counter-striking add up to a lot of frustration for the aggressive Rampage. The unorthodox ways of The Dragon will propel him to victory and closer to a chance to regain his title. Machida by Unanimous Decision

MICHAEL ALMEIDA – (7) Machida is going to counter well, and has a significant speed advantage. If Quinton could barely catch Forrest, he has only a puncher's chance. "I don't throw darts at a wall, I only bet on sure things" - Gordon Gekko. Machida by Unanimous Decision

JOSH KING – (9) Pretty interesting fight. I think it's a fight that could go either way, but I'll play it safe and choose Machida by Decision

MMAMADMAN – (9) After getting tooled by his TUF 10 archnemesis Rashad Evans at UFC 114, and losing out on a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship opportunity, Quinton Jackson gets the former champ Lyoto Machida, a fighter NO ONE wants any part of. Machida is an incredibly frustrating fighter to his opponents. Machida has somehow managed to adapt karate, a disciple not know to translate well to MMA, into an Octagon art form of the highest level of elusiveness and effectiveness. Rampage will likely be left shaking his head after this one is over, left playing the role of Wile E. Coyote to Machida’s Road Runner. Machida by Unanimous Decision
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Welterweight Bout

BJ “THE PRODIGY” PENN
(-155) = projected 60% chance of winning = $1.55 bet wins $1

MATT HUGHES
(+145) = projected 40% chance of winning = $1 bet wins $1.45

B.J. PENN: 15-7 (11-6 UFC) – Weight: 169

LAST 5 FIGHTS (2-3)

LOSS to Frankie Edgar by UD at UFC 118 (8/10)

LOSS to Frankie Edgar by UD at UFC 112 (4/10)

WIN over Diego Sanchez by TKO at UFC 107 (12/09)

WIN over Kenny Florian by SUB at UFC 101 (8/09)

LOSS to Georges St. Pierre by TKO at UFC 94 (1/09)

MATT HUGHES: 45-7 (18-5 UFC) – Weight: 169

LAST 5 FIGHTS (3-2)

WIN over Ricardo Almeida by SUB at UFC 117 (8/10)

WIN over Renzo Gracie by TKO at UFC 112 (4/10)

WIN over Matt Serra by UD at UFC 98 (5/09)

LOSS to Thiago Alves by TKO at UFC 85 (6/08)

LOSS to Georges St. Pierre by SUB at UFC 79 (12/07)

Average Madness Level (1-10): 8.2

MAD MAT – (8) I truly can't understand, again, how everyone thinks BJ win will this. He has proven time and time again that he doesn't belong at 170. He just lost twice to a much smaller opponent, why would moving up in weight make sense now? Hughes is the greatest welterweight of all time, has only lost 3 times since losing to BJ in 2004, and that's twice to GSP and once to (over-sized & over-weight) Thiago Alves. He is coming off 3 big wins, BJ 2 big losses. Stay at 155 BJ, I say Matt will beat you standing (yes I said it), take you down and dominate you. I wonder what excuses Penn will come up with to justify this loss... Hughes by Decision (+280 prop bet)

EVIL ERIC – (8) Usually a third fight between two fighters doesn't interest me (i.e. the thought of another Ortiz vs. Liddell... groan) but I'm quite intrigued here largely due to Penn's recent slump and the resurgence of Hughes. This fight could go either way but I like the momentum of the underdog. Hughes by Unanimous Decision

MICHAEL ALMEIDA – (8) I am actually looking forward to this fight. Hughes coming off a 3 fight win streak and Penn with 2 losses. Hmmm, I'm going with Penn since his cardio has improved significantly since the last fight. I can't see Hughes winning. Penn by submission in Round 3

JOSH KING – (8) Penn is the most enigmatic fighter I can think of in the UFC.

MMAMADMAN – (9) I’ve gone back and forth on this one. Just based on momentum, Matt Hughes would seem to hold the advantage coming off a huge submission win over 3rd degree BJJ black belt Ricardo Almeida, a former middleweight, at UFC 117, while BJ Penn has dropped back-to-back title fights to Frankie Edgar, a seemingly more natural featherweight. Penn, however, is a puzzling fighter, and just when you count him out, he's bound to come back to once again prove why he’s one of the greatest fighters to have ever stepped into the Octagon. Hughes is a Hall of Famer as well, but Penn had his number in their first two fights, even though Penn gassed/suffered a rib injury and lost the second fight, so I’m going with a highly motivated BJ Penn (which could easily make me look foolish) to reestablish himself as a relevant fighter in the welterweight division. Penn by Submission in Round 2
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Friday, November 19, 2010

MOVIE TRAILER: Rashad Evans and Houston Alexander Star in Danny Trejo's Vengeance - Red Band NSFW Video and Poster

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and current number one contender "Suga" Rashad Evans and former UFC fighter Houston "The Assassin" Alexander star in DANNY TREJO'S VENGEANCE. Evans and Alexander star in this cheesy action film with Danny Trejo (MACHETE, PREDATORS, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS), rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Donal Logue (FX's TERRIERS), former WWE and WCW wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, and Jason Mewes (CLERKS, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, DOGMA). Synopsis:
Jack is a retired undercover vice cop whose world is suddenly torn apart by the murder of his wife and daughter. After serving a prison term for a crime he didn't commit, Jack returns to the streets with a vengeance against crime, and takes to vigilantism.
Rashad Evans plays K.O.
A soft spoken convict that has a beef with Spider. Don't let his quiet voice fool you, this is one deadly mother f-cker.
Houston Alexander plays Strong Arm
A tattoo covered convict that will take off on your ass in a second. He was put into solitary because of Spider (played by DDP) ratting him out.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 12 INSANE PREVIEW: Predictions, Roundtable Analysis, Betting Odds, Weigh-In Results - 11/19/10


STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 12: SHAOLIN VS WILCOX will be held Friday November 19, 2010 at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The main card will air live on Showtime in North America starting at 11:00 PM EST.

This Insane Preview features all the pertinent stats – betting lines translated into projected chance of winning percentages and monetary ratios, MMA and UFC win-loss records, last 5 fights for each fighter, official weigh-in results – as well as Sherdog Fight Finder links, Madness Levels, Roundtable discussion and Predictions for every fight on the main card.

Roundtable participants are Randy Rowles (MMAmadman), Mat Paré (@The_Pinch) and "Evil" Eric Van Den Haas.

Betting lines are for entertainment purposes only and are included here to illustrate bookmaker projections. A winning bet results in a return of your bet plus the amount won.

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 we are for each fight.

Mat Paré is our defending Madman Roundtable Champion.

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
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STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 12: SHAOLIN VS WILCOX

Lightweight Bout

VITOR “SHAOLIN” RIBEIRO
(-270) = projected 69% chance of winning = $2.70 bet wins $1

JUSTIN “THE SILVERBACK” WILCOX
(+210) = projected 31% chance of winning = $1 bet wins $2.10

VITOR RIBEIRO: 20-4 (0-1 Strikeforce) – Weight: 155.6

LAST 5 FIGHTS (2-3)

LOSS to Lyle Beerbohm by SD at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery (5/10)

LOSS to Shinya Aoki by UD at DREAM 10 (7/09)

WIN over Katsuhiko Nagata (6-7) by TKO at DREAM 8 (4/09)

LOSS to Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante by TKO in K-1 HERO’s (9/07)

WIN over Kazuyuki Miyata (10-7) by SUB in K-1 HERO’s (7/07)

JUSTIN WILCOX: 9-3 (3-1 Strikeforce) – Weight: 155

LAST 5 FIGHTS (4-1)

WIN over Shamar Bailey (10-3) by UD at Strikeforce Challengers 7 (3/10)

WIN over Daisuke Nakamura (22-12) by UD in Strikeforce (12/09)

WIN over David “Tarzan” Douglas (5-2) by SUB in Strikeforce (8/09)

WIN over Moses Baca (3-4) by UD in DTP (6/09)

LOSS to Mitsuhiro Ishida by SUB at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion 2 (9/08)

Average Madness Level (1-10): 6.67

MMAMADMAN – (7) Shaolin Ribeiro is coming off a controversial split decision loss in his Strikeforce debut to Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm. The Nova Uniao BJJ black belt Ribeiro was once thought to be one of the brightest lightweight prospects in the world, going 19-1 in his first twenty fights, but a 35-second TKO loss to JZ Cavalcante in the K-1 HERO’s 2007 Middleweight Grand Prix semifinals left Shaolin with a career-threatening eye injury that kept him out of action for over a year and a half. Shaolin returned in 2009 to put a beating on Olympic silver medalist wrestler Katsuhiko Nagata in DREAM. Shaolin then dropped back-to-back decisions to the two fighters with the most eccentric pants in all of MMA, DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki and the aforementioned fancily panted Beerbohm.

Shaolin is now looking to resurrect his career against American Kickboxing Academy product Justin Wilcox, a former professional bodybuilder and NCAA Division I wrestler. Wilcox is a big lightweight, having started his career at welterweight, while Shaolin is a small lightweight who really could be competing at featherweight. Despite being a powerful lightweight, Wilcox only has one TKO win in his career, with 7 of his 9 wins coming by way of decision. The difference here is going to be Shaolin’s jiu jitsu. Realistically, Wilcox’s only chance is to overwhelm Shaolin with brute offense for the knockout. Lasting 15 minutes with a BJJ black belt the caliber of Shaolin without getting caught in a submission would be like Wilcox trying to wade through shark-infested waters wearing Lady Gaga’s raw meat dress. It’s highly likely he’s going to get bit. Vitor Ribeiro by Submission in Round 1

MAT PARÉ – (6) Wilcox is an impressive prospect, former bodybuilder and Division I wrestler. I like him and think he has a bright future. That being said, Shaolin is no joke, a master jitser with legendary wins and tons of experience. The Silverback has been submitted before and very quickly the last time. Ribeiro makes him say uncle and makes us say Ka-Ching! Vitor Ribeiro by Submission Round 1

EVIL ERIC – (7) Former bodybuilder Wilcox has won 4 straight while Shaolin has been slippin' lately winning just a single match of his last four. Wilcox will use his wrestling to try and grind out another decision win but he's never faced anyone with the submission skills of Ribeiro. Vitor Ribeiro by Submission in Round 2
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Light Heavyweight Bout

ANTWAIN “THE JUGGERNAUT” BRITT
(-260) = projected 68% chance of winning = $2.60 bet wins $1

OVINCE ST. PREUX
(+200) = projected 32% chance of winning = $1 bet wins $2

ANTWAIN BRITT: 11-4 (1-1 Strikeforce) – Weight: 206

LAST 5 FIGHTS (3-2)

LOSS to Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante by KO in Strikeforce (5/10)

WIN over Scott Lighty (6-1) by TKO at Strikeforce: Evolution (12/09)

LOSS to Rodney Wallace by SUB in VFC (9/09)

WIN over Richard Hale (15-3) by MD in VFC (9/09)

WIN over Carmelo Marrero by UD in VFC (9/09)

OVINCE ST. PREUX: 7-4 (1-0 Strikeforce) – Weight: 205.6

LAST 5 FIGHTS (4-1)

WIN over Jason Day (19-11) by KO at EFC 5 (7/10)

WIN over Claudio Godoi (5-8) by TKO in Washington Combat (5/10)

WIN over Chris Hawk (4-6) by TKO at Strikeforce: Nashville (4/10)

WIN over Brett Chism (9-10) by TKO in GTO Cage Fights (2/10)

LOSS to Virgil Zwicker (8-2) by TKO at TCC 1 (9/09)

Average Madness Level (1-10): 6.67

MMAMADMAN – (5) Ovince St. Preux, a former college football linebacker for the University of Tennessee, is coming off a huge win over former UFC fighter Jason “Dooms” Day in Canada. It’s possible this win had as much to do with Day’s current career meltdown, he’s lost 4 of his last 5 fights, as it indicates St. Preux becoming some sort of force at light heavyweight. In his Strikeforce debut, Antwain Britt took out previously undefeated Scott Lighty and had high hopes going into his fight with Rafael Feijao, but ended up getting KTFO by the man who would next go on to become the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion with an upset win over Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The former 300-pounder Britt brings a lot of power with him into this fight, 9 out of his 11 wins have been by knockout. Both fighters have the distinction of having lost decisions to former UFC fighter Rodney “Shonuff the Master” Wallace in Vendetta Fighting Championship. St. Preux is currently riding a 4-fight winning streak, but I think that comes to an end here via the heavy hands of The Juggernaut. Antwain Britt by TKO in Round 2

MAT PARÉ – (7) Two all-out strikers who swing for the fences, isn't that what every MMA fan wants? The juggernaut will be a little shorter than Ovince but should be bigger overall having weighed 300 pounds in the past. Both men should be looking for the KO, but Antwain will definitely have the advantage in the clinch and should try and take Ovince down as that is his weakness. I'm hoping for the Juggernaut to make a statement here, he was doing good in his last outing vs Feijao. Unless he gets caught by a crazy punch from St-Preux, he should win this. Antwain Britt by Decision (hoping for a finish though)

EVIL ERIC – (8) An obvious choice for Knockout of the Night as it's hard to envision anything other than a stand-up battle taking place. St. Preux has won 4 straight but I'll take the more experienced Britt to bounce back after his loss to Cavalcante. The Juggernaut by TKO in Round 1
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VIDEO: Countdown to UFC 123: Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson vs Lyoto Machida and BJ Penn vs Matt Hughes 3 Previews





UFC 123: RAMPAGE VS MACHIDA will be held Saturday November 20, 2010. The main event features a showdown between former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida. The co-main event is a rubber match between former UFC welterweight champions B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn and Matt Hughes.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

VIDEO: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos Preview Trailer for 2011 UFC Title Fight



NickTheFace, the best UFC promo video producer not working for the UFC, has put together a trailer for what will be UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez's first title defense, after his defeat of Brock Lesnar at UFC 121. Velasquez is set to fight number one contender Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos sometime in early-to-mid 2011, an exact date or event has yet to be determined. For now, we'll just have to sit back and enjoy this expertly crafted fan-made preview while we wait patiently for the big men to collide in the new year.

Monday, November 15, 2010

STRIKEFORCE: HENDERSON VS BABALU 2 - 12/4/10 St. Louis Fight Card on Showtime

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STRIKEFORCE: HENDERSON VS BABALU II

December 4, 2010

Location: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri

Broadcast: Showtime

MAIN CARD

Dan Hendo Henderson (25-8) vs. Renato Babalu Sobral (36-8)

Paul Semtex Daley (25-9) vs. Scott Hands of Steel Smith (17-7)

Ruthless Robbie Lawler (17-6) vs. Matt The Law Lindland (22-7)

Mike MAK Kyle (18-7) vs. Antonio Bigfoot Silva (14-2)

Benji Razor Radach (21-5) vs. Ovince St. Preux (8-4)

PRELIMINARY BOUTS

Fernando Bettega (6-4) vs. Wayne Phillips (4-3)

Justin Lawrence (0-0) vs. Max Payne Martyniouk (0-0)

Terrell Brown (2-0) vs. Patrick Cummins (0-0)

Lee Manimal Brousseau (4-2) vs. Mike Glenn (4-6)

Josh Epps (2-2) vs. J.W. Wright (0-0)

Coltin Cole (1-0) vs. Booker DeRousse (2-4)

Tom Aaron (3-2) vs. Matt Ricehouse (3-0)

Cortez Hollywood Coleman (5-1) vs. Lucas Lopes (19-10)

PAYDAY: WEC 52 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for Faber vs Mizugaki


The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following purse amounts for WEC 52: FABER VS MIZUGAKI, held November 11, 2010 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

These are the salaries reported to the NSAC by the WEC. Urijah Faber was the top earner of the night with his $66,000 payout. Winning fighters in RED.

Urijah Faber made $66,000 ($28K show + $28K win + $10K SUB bonus) for 4:50 submission win.

Takeya Mizugaki made $10,000 for 4:50 submission loss.

Chad Mendes made $17,000 ($8.5K show + $8.5K win) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Javier Vazquez made $11,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Erik Koch made $18,000 ($4K show + $4K win + $10K KO bonus) for 1:36 TKO win.

Francisco Rivera made $4,000 for 1:36 TKO loss.

Joseph Benavidez made $35,000 ($17.5K show + $17.5K win) for 7:45 submission win.

Wagnney Fabiano made $19,000 for 7:45 submission loss.

Demetrious Johnson made $8,000 ($4K show + $4K win) for 12:27 submission win.

Damacio Page made $9,000 for 12:27 submission loss.

Raphael Assuncao made $26,000 ($13K show + $13K win) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

L.C. Davis made $11,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

Anthony Njokuani made $14,000 ($7K show + $7K win) for 9:54 TKO win.

Edward Faaloloto made $3,500 for 9:54 TKO loss.

Dustin Poirier made $6,000 ($3K show + $3K win) for 0:53 TKO win.

Zack Micklewright made $3,000 for 0:53 TKO loss.

Michael McDonald made $6,000 ($3K show + $3K win) for 2:42 submission win.

Clint Godfrey made $3,000 for 2:42 submission loss.

Cub Swanson made $32,000 ($11K show + $11K win + $10K FOTN bonus) for 15:00 split decision win.

Mackens Semerzier made $14,000 ($4K show + $10K FOTN bonus) for 15:00 split decision loss.

Yves Jabouin made $5,000 ($3K show + $2K win) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

Brandon Visher made $4,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

TOP 10 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Urijah Faber ($66K)
 2. Joseph Benavidez ($35K)
 3. Cub Swanson ($32K)
 4. Raphael Assuncao ($26K)
 5. Wagnney Fabiano ($19K)
 6. Erik Koch ($18K)
 7. Chad Mendes ($17K)
 8. Anthony Njokuani ($14K)
 8. Mackens Semerzier ($14K)
10. Javier Vazquez ($11K)
10. LC Davis ($11K)

TOP 10 BASE SALARIES

 1. Urijah Faber ($28K)
 2. Wagnney Fabiano ($19K)
 3. Joseph Benavidez ($17.5K)
 4. Raphael Assuncao ($13K)
 5. Javier Vazquez ($11K)
 5. LC Davis ($11K)
 5. Cub Swanson ($11K)
 8. Takeya Mizugaki ($10K)
 9. Damacio Page ($9K)
10. Chad Mendes ($8.5K)

BOTTOM 5 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Clint Godfrey ($3K)
 1. Zack Micklewright ($3K)
 3. Edward Faaloloto ($3.5K)
 4. Brandon Visher ($4K)
 4. Francisco Rivera ($4K)

COST BY FIGHT

Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki ($66,000) + ($10,000 bonus)

Chad Mendes vs. Javier Vazquez ($28,000)

Erik Koch vs. Francisco Rivera ($12,000) + ($10,000 bonus)

Joseph Benavidez vs. Wagnney Fabiano ($54,000)

Demetrious Johnson vs. Damacio Page ($17,000)

Raphael Assuncao vs. L.C. Davis ($37,000)

Anthony Njokuani vs. Edward Faaloloto ($17,500)

Dustin Poirier vs. Zack Micklewright ($9,000)

Michael McDonald vs. Clint Godfrey ($9,000)

Cub Swanson vs. Mackens Semerzier ($26,000) + ($20,000 bonuses)

Yves Jabouin vs. Brandon Visher ($9,000)

OFFICIAL BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Cub Swanson vs. Mackens Semerzier ($10,000 each)

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Erik Koch ($10,000)

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Urijah Faber ($10,000)*

*At the WEC 52 post-fight press conference, Urijah Faber said he would be splitting his submission bonus with his Team Alpha Male teammate Joseph Benavidez, who also scored a submission victory.

TOTAL DISCLOSED PAYROLL: $284,500 + $40,000 bonuses

NOTE: The salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses. Fighters pay out of pocket for licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for work already completed in the gym as well as their performance. In my opinion, a fighter can NEVER be overpaid, and most fighters are often underpaid given the risk they incur in their workplace.

MFC 27 RESULTS: Douglas Lima Is the New Welterweight Champion, Ryan Ford Submits Pete Spratt...Again - 11/12/10


MAXIMUM FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 27: BREAKING POINT was held Friday November 12, 2010 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card aired live on HDNet.

MFC 27: BREAKING POINT

{Welterweight Championship}
Douglas Lima (17-4) won by SUB over Jesse Juarez (15-6)
[12:37] - 2:37 Round 3 - triangle armbar

Ryan Ford (13-3) won by SUB over Pete Spratt (21-19)
[8:07] - 3:07 Round 2 - rear-naked choke

Dwayne Lewis (12-5) won by SD over Razak Al-Hassan (11-3)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Rodney Wallace (10-3) won by UD over David Heath (16-7)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Kajan Johnson (18-11) won by UD over Ryan Healy (19-9)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)

Dhiego Lima (4-0) won by KO over Bill Fraser (2-2)
[7:36] - 2:36 Round 2 - punch

Brad Cardinal (10-5) won by SUB over Musa Toliver (8-7)
[6:22] - 1:22 Round 2 - triangle choke

Jordan Beecroft (2-0) won by UD over Nick Hrynchyshyn (2-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Spencer Rohovie (8-5) won by SUB over Matt Veal (5-6)
[3:41] - Round 1 - armbar

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

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


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Rodney Wallace vs. David Heath

KO OF THE NIGHT: Dhiego Lima over Bill Fraser

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Douglas Lima (triangle armbar) over Jesse Juarez

QUICKEST WIN: Spencer Rohovie over Matt Veal in 221 seconds

BIGGEST UPSET: Kajan Johnson (+190) over Ryan Healy

BIGGEST WINNER:) Douglas Lima

BIGGEST LOSER:( Ryan Healy

MFC 27 Evil Eric vs Mat Paré Prediction Results:

1 - MAT PARÉ: 4-2

2 - ERIC VAN DEN HAAS: 3-3

Sunday, November 14, 2010

XFN RESULTS: Matt Horwich vs Jake Rosholt Headlines Xtreme Fight Night in Tulsa, Oklahoma - 11/12/10


XTREME FIGHT NIGHT: ROSHOLT VS HORWICH was held Friday November 12, 2010 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event featured both amateur and professional MMA, boxing and kickboxing matches.

There were 4 pro MMA fights. Complete results including non-MMA results can be found in this Oklahoma Underground thread.

Quick Results After the Break

WEC 53: HENDERSON VS PETTIS Poster and Fight Card for 12/16/10 in Phoenix


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WEC 53: HENDERSON VS PETTIS

December 16, 2010

Location: Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona near Phoenix

Broadcast: Versus

MAIN CARD

{Lightweight Championship}
Ben Smooth Henderson (12-1) vs. Anthony Showtime Pettis (12-1)

{Bantamweight Championship}
Dominick Dominator Cruz (16-1) vs. Scott Young Guns Jorgensen (11-3)

Donald Cowboy Cerrone (12-3) vs. Chris The Polish Hammer Horodecki (16-2)

Bart Bartimus Palaszewski (35-13) vs. Kamal Prince of Persia Shalorus (6-0)

PRELIMINARY BOUTS

Daniel Danny Boy Downes (6-1) vs. Tiequan The Mongolian Wolf Zhang (12-0)

Shane Roller (8-3) vs. Jamie Varner (16-4)

Ivan Pride of El Salvador Menjivar (21-7) vs. Brad One Punch Pickett (19-5)

Ken Stone (9-1) vs. Eddie Wineland (17-6)

Danny Last Call Castillo (9-3) vs. Will Kerr (9-2)

Yuri Marajo Alcantara (23-3) vs. Ricardo Lamas (9-1)

Renan Barao (24-1) vs. Chris Kamikaze Cariaso (10-1)

UFC 122 RESULTS: Yushin Okami Is the New Middleweight No. 1 Contender with Win over Nate Marquardt in Germany 11/13/10

UFC 122: MARQUARDT VS OKAMI was held Saturday November 13, 2010 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The main card aired on Spike TV via tape delay in North America.

In the main event, Yushin "Thunder" Okami earned a shot at the UFC Middleweight Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Nate "The Great" Marquardt. Okami was the last man to defeat current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, by disqualification in 2006, and will next fight the winner of UFC 126's 185-pound championship fight between Silva and challenger Vitor Belfort.

The original co-main event, between Jorge Rivera and Alessio Sakara, was cancelled at the last minute due to flu-like symptoms that had Sakara vomitting backstage. As a result, Dennis Siver and Andre Winner's lightweight contest was elevated to co-main event status. Siver, Germany's most prolific MMA fighter, needed just over three and a half minutes to put away Winner with a rear-naked choke after dropping him with a big left hand.

The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner Amir Sadollah handed Peter Sobotta his third straight decision loss in the UFC. Sadollah dominated Sobotta for all three rounds and earned a clear unanimous decision win. Krzysztof "The Polish Experiment" Soszynski also earned a unanimous decision, but against a much more game opponent in Goran Reljic. Like Sobotta, Reljic has also now lost 3 straight fights in the Octagon.

As a result of the cancellation of the original co-main event, the welterweight contest between Duane "Bang" Ludwig and "Slick" Nick Osipczak was moved from the undercard to the main card. Ludwig struggled in the first round against Osipczak, but came back strong in the last 2 rounds. Osipczak was completely gassed in the third round, and offered very little in the way of offense, while literally walking away from Ludwig for almost the entire round. While the decision was somewhat controversial based on the 10-point must system, the right man won the fight.

After getting pwned by Jon "Bones" Jones at UFC on Versus 2, Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko returned to his winning ways against the debuting Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira. Matyushenko scored the Quickest Win of the Night by one second, with a TKO win over the Brazilian Cacareco.

Pascal "Panzer" Krauss, the only native German on the fight card, and Mark "Scanno" Scanlon earned official UFC Fight of the Night honors for their 3-round battle that saw Krauss win by unanimous decision.

Kyle "KO" Noke, former bodyguard to the late Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, submitted Rob "The Rosedale Reaper" Kimmons with a rear-naked choke in the second round of their preliminary bout.

Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli is now 0-4 in the UFC after getting blasted with punches and elbows by Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola.

In the opening fight of the night, the debuting Carlos Eduardo "Ta Danado" Rocha remained undefeated with a nasty kneebar submission win over TUF 11 runner-up Kris "Savage" McCray.

UFC 122: MARQUARDT VS OKAMI

Yushin Okami (26-5) won by UD over Nate Marquardt (30-10)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Dennis Siver (17-7) won by SUB over Andre Winner (11-5)
[3:37] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke

Amir Sadollah (4-2) won by UD over Peter Sobotta (8-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Krzysztof Soszynski (22-10) won by UD over Goran Reljic (8-3)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Duane Ludwig (20-11) won by SD over Nick Osipczak (5-3)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5) won by TKO over Alexandre Ferreira (18-7)
[2:20] - Round 1 - punches and elbows

Pascal Krauss (10-0) won by UD over Mark Scanlon (7-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Kyle Noke (18-4) won by SUB over Rob Kimmons (23-6)
[6:33] - 1:33 Round 2 - rear-naked choke

Karlos Vemola (8-1) won by TKO over Seth Petruzelli (12-6)
[3:46] - Round 1 - punches and elbows

Carlos Eduardo Rocha (9-0) won by SUB over Kris McCray (5-2)
[2:21] - Round 1 - kneebar

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

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


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic

KO OF THE NIGHT: Karlos Vemola over Seth Petruzelli

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Carlos Eduardo Rocha (kneebar) over Kris McCray

QUICKEST WIN: Vladimir Matyushenko over Alexandre Ferreira in 140 seconds

BIGGEST UPSET: Duane Ludwig (+240) over Nick Osipczak

BIGGEST WINNER:) Yushin Okami

BIGGEST LOSER:( Nate Marquardt

UFC 122 Insane Preview Prediction Results:

1 - MAT PARÉ: 7-3 (5 pts)

2 - JOHNNY NGUYEN: 7-3 (5 pts)

3 - ERIC VAN DEN HAAS: 7-3 (5 pts)

4 - RANDY ROWLES: 7-3 (2.5 pts)

5 - MICHAEL ALMEIDA: 6-4

6 - JOSH KING: 5-5

We ended up with a 4-way tie with 2/3 of the Roundtable going 7-3 with their UFC 122 picks. After the first tiebreaker stage, based on most methods and rounds of victory, we still had a 3-way tie with Mat Paré, Johnny Nguyen and Eric Van Den Haas all scoring 5 points. The second tiebreaker stage ended up determining the winner. Starting from the top of the card down, Paré's prediction of Amir Sadollah's decision victory sealed the deal over Nguyen, and gave Roundtable newcomer Paré his second straight victory in as many tries.

UPDATED UFC RECORDS

UFC fights ONLY. Rankings according to Madman Top 25 Fighter Rankings.

Yushin Okami (10-2) #6 Ranked Middleweight

Nate Marquardt (9-4) #7 Ranked Middleweight

Vladimir Matyushenko (6-3)

Dennis Siver (6-4)

Krzysztof Soszynski (5-2)

Amir Sadollah (4-2)

Duane "Bang" Ludwig (3-2)

Rob Kimmons (3-3)

Kyle Noke (2-0)

Andre Winner (2-3) *DANGER*

Nick Osipczak (2-3) *DANGER*

Pascal Krauss (1-0)

Carlos Eduardo Rocha (1-0)

Karlos Vemola (1-1)

Goran Reljic (1-3) *DANGER*

Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira (0-1)

Mark Scanlon (0-1)

Kris McCray (0-2) *DANGER*

Peter Sobotta (0-3) *DANGER*

Seth Petruzelli (0-4) *DANGER*

*DANGER* of being released by the UFC due to loss.

UFC 122 BONUSES: $60K Bonus Payouts for Dennis Siver, Karlos Vemola, Pascal Krauss, Mark Scanlon - 11/13/10

The UFC awarded bonuses for UFC 122: MARQUARDT VS OKAMI in the amount of $60,000 each. After every event, UFC officials award performance-based payout bonuses to at least 4 fighters on top of their original salaries.

Pascal "Panzer" Krauss and Mark "Scanno" Scanlon earned Fight of the Night honors for their 3-round preliminary bout, which saw Krauss walk away with the unanimous decision. This fight did not air during the Spike TV broadcast, despite the fact that the event was shown via tape delay and the fight could've been edited into the telecast.

Knockout of the Night went to Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola for his first round TKO over Seth "The Silverback" Petruzelli. Vemola, who was making his UFC light heavyweight debut, assaulted Petruzelli with punches and elbows to even his Octagon record to 1-1 and secure his UFC roster spot. Like the Fight of the Night, Vemola's bonus-winning undercard performance was not telecast. Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko was also eligible for the knockout bonus.

Submission of the Night went to Dennis Siver, Germany's most prolific MMA fighter, for his first round chokeout of Andre Winner. Siver knocked Winner to the mat with a big left hand, then pounced on him with more punches and sunk in a rear-naked choke to solicit the submission. Kyle Noke and Carlos Eduardo Rocha were also eligible for the submission bonus. Rocha can take solace in being honored with the Madman Submission of the Night for his nasty kneebar of Kris McCray, although that recognition does come with $60,000 fewer dollars.

OFFICIAL UFC 122 BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Pascal Krauss vs. Mark Scanlon

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Karlos Vemola

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Dennis Siver


All 4 of these fighters are $60,000 richer thanks to their UFC 122 performances.