Saturday, November 5, 2011

SCC 3 RESULTS: John Alessio Outpoints Luiz 'Buscape' Firmino, Bristol Marunde Wins Gold in Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/4/11

SUPERIOR CAGE COMBAT 3: ALESSIO VS FIRMINO was held Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

In the main event, Xtreme Couture representative John "The Natural" Alessio won a close decision victory over former PRIDE fighter Luiz "Buscape" Firmino. The former UFC and WEC welterweight title contender Alessio was fighting at lightweight for the first time in his MMA career. Although Alessio was taken down several times by the American Top Team grappler, he outscored Buscape on the feet, which likely was the deciding factor in Alessio's 29-28 scores across the board.

In the co-main event, Bristol Marunde won an uneventful 25-minute decision over former UFC fighter Jay Silva for the vacant SCC Middleweight Championship. Silva was a late replacement for Elvis Mutapcic, who likely will now be lined up as Marunde's first 185-pound challenger.

UFC 138 MADMAN PREVIEW: Roundtable Predictions, Translated Odds for 11/5/11 in the United Kingdom on Spike TV

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 138: LEBEN VS MUNOZ will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England, UK. The main card will air via tape delay on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST. The preliminary bouts will stream live on the UFC's official Facebook page starting at 1:40 pm EST.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

VIDEO: UFC Primetime: UFC on Fox 1 - Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos - 11/12/11

Get up close and personal with Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos in the weeks leading up to their November 12 championship bout on Fox.

PAYDAY: UFC 137 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 10/29/11

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following salary payout figures for UFC 137: PENN VS DIAZ, held Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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 salaries.

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion and current UFC welterweight number one contender Nick Diaz was the top earner of the night with his $275,000 pay out. Winning fighters in RED.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

HOT HALLOWEEN PIC: Strikeforce Champ Miesha Tate as Wonder Woman

In Las Vegas for UFC 137, Strikeforce Womens Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate celebrated Halloween by hitting the town as Wonder Woman.

You can follow @MieshaTate on Twitter, or like her on Facebook at Miesha Tate's Fan Page.

UFC 137 RESULTS: Nick Diaz and Roy Nelson Retire MMA Legends BJ Penn and Mirko Cro Cop in Las Vegas - 10/29/11

UFC 137: PENN VS DIAZ was held Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the main event, former WEC and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz won a unanimous decision over future UFC Hall of Famer and former multiple-time UFC champion BJ "The Prodigy" Penn. The triathlete Diaz used his superior cardio to progressively gain control of the fight. By the second round, with both fighters bloody-faced, Diaz had broken Penn. To his credit, the legendary Hawaiian fighter kept pressing forward until the final bell, despite his exhaustion. After the fight, Penn announced his retirement from MMA.

VIDEO: WRECK MMA 8 RESULTS: Nathan Gunn Outdraws Nabil Khatib, The Ninja of Love KO Slams Garfield - 10/29/11

WRECK MMA 8: UNFINISHED BUSINESS was held Friday, October 28, 2011, at the Casino Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.

BELLATOR 56 RESULTS: Ben Askren Defends Title, Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos Advance to Finals - 10/29/11

BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 56 was held Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. This event featured the semifinals of the Bellator Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament. The main card aired live on MTV2 and Epix in HD.

In the main event, Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben "Funky" Askren successfully defended his title with a 25-minute split decision victory over veteran fighter Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron. After losing the first round to Hieron, Askren took over the middle 3 rounds with his wrestling. Hieron came on strong again in the fifth and final round, dropping Askren with a spinning back kick, but it was too little, too late on 2 of the 3 judges' scorecards. In his post-fight interview, Askren expressed disappointment with his performance, but regardless, the Funky one remains Bellator's 170-pound champ.

UFC 137 BONUSES: $75K Bonus Payouts for Nick Diaz, BJ Penn, Donald Cerrone and Bart Palaszewski in Las Vegas - 10/29/11

The UFC awarded a total of $300,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 137: PENN VS DIAZ, held Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center 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.