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January 13th 2011

UFC 125: Official gate and ticket sales figures

UFC 125 drew 12,688 fight fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a $2,174,780 live gate, according to figures provided to Fighters Only today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event.There were 6,978 tickets sold and an astonishing 5,896 issued on a complimentary basis. That is an unusually high figure for a UFC show in Las Vegas...
January 13th 2011

Sakara on Falcao: I am looking to take his head off

Alessio Sakara frankly admits he is looking for a TKO stoppage when he meets Maiquel Falcao (26-3-0) in what will be the Brazilian’s sophomore UFC fight. The two are due to fight at UFC Live on Versus  in March. Falcao comes into the fight off the back off a win over Gerald Harris (17-3-0) in his UFC debut. Sakara was supposed to fight at UFC 122 in...
January 13th 2011

Royce "unlikely but possible" for UFC Rio

Royce Gracie says he is in talks with the UFC for a fight at the forthcoming ‘UFC Rio’ event in Brasil.Asked by Sherdog if he would like to appear at the August show and if there had been any discussions in that regard he responded, “We are in negotiations… I am 44 years old. My father fought his last fight at 53, so that wouldn’t be a...
January 13th 2011

Velasquez shoulder surgery complete, "went well"

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has undergone shoulder surgery and is now recovering in hospital.According to his management at Zinkin Entertainment, doctors said the surgery “went really well.”At time of writing, Velasquez was said to be “still asleep in recovery”.The operation was undertaken to repair a badly damaged rotator cuff...
January 13th 2011

UFC promises two shows in New York in first year of legalisation

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White today said the promotion would stage two events in New York within the first year of the sport being regulated in the state, including a show at the iconic Madison Square Garden. They made the promise at a press conference at the Garden today, with UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar - a New Jersey man - alongside...
January 13th 2011

Dos Santos goes from sad to happy following TUF 13 boost

Junior dos Santos’ frustration due to Cain Velasquez’s injury and consequent postponement of a UFC heavyweight title shot was converted into limelight as a coach of “The Ultimate Fighter 13” versus Brock Lesnar.As a result, a fight against the former champion awaits Dos Santos at the end of the reality show and he could not be...