Saturday, November 19, 2011

UFC 139 INSANE PREVIEW: Roundtable Predictions, Translated Odds, Analysis for Entire 11/19/11 Fight Card

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 139: SHOGUN VS HENDERSON will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main card will air live on PPV starting at 9:00 pm EST. Two preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV starting at 8:00 pm EST. The remaining undercard will stream live on the UFC's official Facebook page starting at 5:50 pm EST.

RING OF COMBAT 38 RESULTS: DeBlass, Taleb, Taurosevicius and Audinwood Win Title Fights in Atlantic City - 11/18/11

RING OF COMBAT 38 (ROC XXXVIII) was held Friday, November 18, 2011, at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event featured 4 title fights.

In the main event, Tom DeBlass successful retained his ROC Light Heavyweight Championship with a unanimous decision victory over David Tkeshelashvili. Nordine Taleb TKO'd UFC vet Pete "Drago" Sell to win the ROC Welterweight Championship in the co-main event.

Former WEC fighter Deividas "Taurus" Taurosevicius retained the ROC Featherweight Championship with a first-round submission win over Marlon Moraes. And former UFC fighter Pat "Awesomely Awesome" Audinwood won the ROC Lightweight Championship with an armbar submission victory over the previously unbeaten Al Iaquinta.

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 20 RESULTS: Lumumba Sayers and Ronda Rousey Win in Less Than a Minute in Las Vegas - 11/18/11

STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 20: BRITT VS SAYERS was held Friday, November 18, 2011, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lumumba "Heavy Hands" Sayers was a significant underdog on the betting lines, and wasn't even featured in most of the promotion for the main event, which was solely focused Antwain "The Juggernaut" Britt making his middleweight debut. Sayers spoiled that party, and instead announced his presence to the MMA world with a 28-second knockout of the Juggernaut. The former super heavyweight Britt has now lost 3 straight fights, and overall he's lost 4 out of his last 5 fights.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PAYDAY: UFC on Fox 1 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for 11/12/11

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has released the following salary payout figures for UFC ON FOX I: VELASQUEZ VS DOS SANTOS, held Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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

New UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos was the top earner of the night with his $285,000 pay out. Winning fighters in RED.

RING OF COMBAT 38 - 11/18/11 Fight Card in Atlantic City, NJ with 4 Title Fights


SHOWDOWN FIGHTS 10: EVOLUTION - 11/18/11 Fight Card in Orem, Utah

Sunday, November 13, 2011

UFC ON FOX 1 RESULTS: Junior Dos Santos Wins UFC Heavyweight Championship on UFC's Network TV Debut - 11/12/11

UFC ON FOX 1: VELASQUEZ VS DOS SANTOS was held Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. This event marked the broadcast television debut of the UFC, with the main event airing live on the Fox Network.

M-1 CHALLENGE 28 RESULTS: Fedor's Brother Aleksander Emelianenko Knocked Out Cold in 23 Seconds in Russia - 11/12/11

M-1 Global presented M-1 CHALLENGE 28: EMELIANENKO VS MALIKOV on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Star Centre in Astrakhan, Russia.

UFC ON FOX 1 BONUSES: $65K Bonus Payouts for Ben Henderson, Clay Guida, Junior Dos Santos, Ricardo Lamas 11/12/11

The UFC awarded a total of $260,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC ON FOX 1: VELASQUEZ VS DOS SANTOS, held Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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.

SHARK FIGHTS 21 RESULTS: Bobby Lashley Wins Heavyweight Title with Keylock Submission in Lubbock, Texas - 11/11/11

SHARK FIGHTS 21: LASHLEY VS KNOTHE was held Friday, November 11, 2011, at the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, TX.

In the main event, former WWE superstar Bobby "The Dominator" Lashley won the vacant Shark Fights Heavyweight Championship with a first-round submission victory over late replacement Karl "The Original Son of Punishment" Knothe.

Bobby Lashley was originally supposed to fight now-former Shark Fights heavyweight champion Darrill Schoonover, however, the man affectionately known as "Titties" on The Ultimate Fighter 10 had to withdraw due to a training injury. Schoonover was promptly stripped of his title, and after a revolving door of opponents were lined up for Lashley, it was finally Karl Knothe who settled into the headlining role on less than a week's notice. In his post-fight interview, Lashley credited his success in this fight to his recent training with current Strikeforce Grand Prix finalist Josh Barnett.