Saturday, July 9, 2011

CAGE WARRIORS 43 - 7/9/11 Fight Card in London, England with Jack Mason vs Norman Paraisy and Joe Duffy


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M-1 CHALLENGE 26 RESULTS: Kenny Garner Takes Out Pat Bennett Again, Knockouts Galore in Costa Mesa, CA - 7/8/11


M-1 Global presented M-1 CHALLENGE 26: BENNETT VS GARNER 2 on Friday, July 8, 2011, at The Hangar at the O.C. Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, California. The main card aired live on Showtime.

M-1 Heavyweight Champion Guram Gugenishvili was supposed to make his U.S. fight debut in the main event against Team Bombsquad's Pat Bennett, however, the undefeated Ukrainian behemoth suffered a training injury and was unable to compete at this event. Instead, Bennett was booked in a rematch with American Top Team's Kenny "Deuce" Garner. Ten months ago, Garner scored a first-round TKO win over Bennett. This time, the fight went into the second round, but the result remained the same. After Garner originally beat Bennett, he fought Gugenishvili next, but lost by submission. With this second victory over Bennett, Garner has likely earned himself a rematch with Gugenishvili for the M-1 heavyweight title.

Friday, July 8, 2011

PAYDAY: UFC 131 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for Vancouver - 6/11/11


The Vancouver Athletic Commission (VAC) has released the following salary figures for UFC 131: DOS SANTOS VS CARWIN, held last month, on June 11, 2011, at Rogers Arena in British Columbia, Canada.

These are the fighter purses as reported to the VAC by the UFC. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.

The Ultimate Fighter 13 coach and current UFC heavyweight number one contender Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos was the top earner of the night with his $200,000 payout. Winning fighters in RED.

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M-1 CHALLENGE 26: BENNETT VS GARNER 2 - 7/8/11 Fight Card on Showtime


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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PAYDAY: UFC 132 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 7/2/11 - Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva Get Paid the Most


The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following salary figures for UFC 132: CRUZ VS FABER 2, held July 2, 2011, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event aired live on PPV.

These are the fighter purses as reported to the NSAC by the UFC. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.

Tito Ortiz, who won with his career hanging in the balance at UFC 132, was the top earner of the night with his $525,000 payout. Winning fighters in RED.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

UFC 132 RESULTS: Dominick Cruz Evens Series with Urijah Faber, Chris Leben Destroys a PRIDE Legend - 7/2/11


UFC 132: CRUZ VS FABER 2 was held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the first-ever 135-pound UFC main event, Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz successfully defended his UFC Bantamweight Championship for the first time with a unanimous decision victory over his archrival Urijah "The California Kid" Faber. Cruz's only career MMA loss was to Faber in a featherweight title fight in the WEC. Cruz got his revenge in the UFC in what was a Fight of the Year candidate that went 25 minutes and was composed of 5 very close rounds.

In the co-main event, UFC veteran Chris "The Crippler" Leben scored the biggest win of his career with a 27-second knockout of his idol Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva.

UFC 132 BONUSES: $75K Bonus Payouts for Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber, Tito Ortiz and Carlos Condit in Las Vegas - 7/2/11


UPDATED: COMPLETE UFC 132 FIGHTER SALARIES

The UFC awarded a total of $300,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 132: CRUZ VS FABER 2, held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After every UFC event, Zuffa officials pay out bonuses to fighters based on exceptional performances. These bonuses are paid in addition to the contracted salary or fighter purse of each honored athlete.