Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
PAYDAY - STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 19 SALARIES: Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 9/23/11 in Las Vegas
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 19: LARKIN VS ROSSBOROUGH, held Friday, September 23, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The main card aired live on Showtime.
These are the fighter purses as reported to the NSAC by Strikeforce. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter salaries.
Lorenz Larkin, Lavar Johnson and Ryan Couture were the top earners with their $10,000 pay outs.
Monday, September 26, 2011
BELLATOR 51 RESULTS: Alexis Vila, Eduardo Dantas, Marcos Galvao and Ed West Advance in Tourney - 9/24/11
This event featured the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament. Advancing to the semifinals are Alexis "The Exorcist" Vila, Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas, Marcos "Loro" Galvao and Ed "Wild" West.
In the main event, Cuban Olympic wrestler Alexis Vila scored a stone cold knockout of Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren. The self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet" might want to reconsider this moniker after taking a dirt nap courtesy of the 40-year-old former flyweight Vila.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
UFC 135 RESULTS: Jon Jones Shines Against Rampage Jackson, Josh Koscheck Likely Retires Matt Hughes - 9/24/11
In the main event, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jonny "Bones" Jones successfully defended his title for the first time with a dominant win over former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Jon Jones broke Rampage down over the course of the first 3 rounds using an assortment of high-level striking. Mentally and physically defeated, Rampage submitted to a rear-naked choke in the fourth round. Jones fought a near-perfect fight, assaulting Rampage over and over again, and when Rampage would go to retaliate, Jones would already be gone. Rampage is simply too lumbering to be able to compete with a fighter as elusive and effective as Jones. Hell, there may not be a 205-pound man alive who can.
UFC 135 BONUSES: $75K Bonus Payouts for Jon Jones, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Josh Koscheck and Nate Diaz - 9/24/11
UFC 135: JONES VS RAMPAGE, held Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
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.