Saturday, June 2, 2012

CAGE WARRIORS 47 RESULTS: DJ 'Da Protege' Linderman and Conor McGregor Win CWFC Gold in Dublin, Ireland - 6/2/12


Cage Warriors Fighting Championship held CWFC 47: Hayes vs Linderman 2 on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland.

In the all-American main event, D.J. "Da Protege" Linderman captured the CWFC Heavyweight Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Mike "300" Hayes. The two former Bellator big men gutted out a tough 25 minutes. While it wasn't the prettiest of fights and paled in comparison to the rest of the sizzling main card, DJ Linderman and Mike Hayes both showed impressive endurance for heavyweights.

Intense Irishman Conor "Notorious" McGregor won the vacant CWFC Featherweight Championship with a second-round submission over Englishman Dave Hill. Conor McGregor talked trash from the weigh-ins through the in-cage pre-fight instructions, but backed it up with a dominant performance against Hill.

UFC TUF 15 LIVE FINALE BONUSES: $40K Bonus Payouts for Michael Chiesa, Martin Kampmann, Lawrence and Cofer - 6/1/12


The UFC awarded a total of $200,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale, held Friday, June 1, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was headlined by Martin Kampmann vs Jake Ellenberger.

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.

UFC TUF 15 LIVE FINALE RESULTS: Michael Chiesa Wins The Utlimate Fighter 15, Kampmann Takes Out Ellenberger - 6/1/12



The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the live finale for Season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter on Friday, June 1, 2012, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first TUF season to air on FX, and the first to air live. The Ultimate Fighter Live: Team Cruz vs Team Faber ran for 12 straight weeks on FX with live Big Brother-style episodes featuring tournament fights every Friday night.

In the non-TUF main event, top welterweights Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann and Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger squared off for the opportunity to fight in a future 170-pound title eliminator against Johny Hendricks. In true Martin Kampmann fashion, the resilient Dane staged yet another brilliant comeback. After getting gnawed at and bloodied up by the pitbull Jake Ellenberger in the first round, Kampmann came back strong in the second stanza to deliver an unholy trifecta of knees that had Ellenberger curled up on the ground.

Michael "Maverick" Chiesa became the twenty-second Ultimate Fighter winner with a first-round chokeout of his TUF teammate Al Iaquinta. Both lightweights were on Team Faber on the show and were coached by UFC bantamweight number one contender Urijah "The California Kid" Faber. Michael Chiesa's father passed away just days into the taping of the 12-week show, making for a storybook ending for Chiesa, who persevered through the emotional and physical boot camp despite his constant underdog status and extended isolation from his mother and sister during their most trying times. Truly amazing.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PAYDAY: UFC 146 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Awards Payouts for 5/26/12


The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following salary figures for UFC 146: Dos Santos vs Mir, held Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena 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 paychecks.

Headliners Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir, and co-main eventer Cain Velasquez were the top earners of the night with their $200,000 payouts.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

UFC 146 BONUSES: Dos Santos vs Mir - $70K Bonus Payouts for Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve, Dan Hardy and Paul Sass - 5/26/12


The UFC awarded a total of $280,000 in bonus money to 4 fighters for performances at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs Mir, held Saturday, May 26, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was headlined by Junior Dos Santos vs Frank Mir for the heavyweight title.

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.

UFC 146 RESULTS: Junior Dos Santos Dismantles Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez Bloodies Bigfoot Silva - 5/26/12



The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC 146: Dos Santos vs Mir on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time in the history of the UFC, this event featured an all-heavyweight main card.