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August 20th 2010

Report: WEC 50 draws 316,000 viewers

WEC 50 drew a median audience of 316,000 viewers for its Wednesday night broadcast on the Versus network, it has been reported. Despite the relatively low amount of hype for the event, the numbers are similar to those for WEC 49.Figures for the event, which was headlined by Dominick Cruz defending his bantamweight belt against Joseph Benavidez, come courtesy of an...
August 20th 2010

Wiman out, Oliveira in against Escudero at Fight Night 22

Matt Wiman is out of his UFC Fight Night 22 match with Efrain Escudero and has been replaced by Charles Oliveira. It is Escudero’s third change of opponent this week.UFC Fight Night 22 takes place on September 15th and will be headlined by a middleweight fight between former contender Nate Marquardt and rising star Rousimar Palhares.He was originally set to...
August 19th 2010

UFC 118 'Edgar vs. Penn' Countdown: Diaz vs. Davis

By Simon Platt The first fight on the evening’s main card, Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis has the potential to be a tear-up to rival anything seen in 2010 thus far with no less than eight UFC ‘...of the Night’ bonuses between them – Diaz stringing together an especially impressive five on the spin until the entertainment black-hole that is Gray...
August 19th 2010

Dominick Cruz retains WEC bantamweight title

WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz confessed surprise on learning that he had retained his belt by split-decision at WEC 50. The five rounds of the fight were close and action-packed but he felt he had done enough to earn a unanimous win."In my humble opinion, I thought I won all the rounds. I thought I won it pretty unanimously. That's all I can say. I...
August 19th 2010

Cruz tops list of WEC 50 earners

Further to yesterday’s early release of the WEC 50 purses by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the final payments made to fighters can now be calculated.Yesterday’s release contained information on the fighters’ base purses and any contractual win bonuses they were promised. With the results of the fights now determined, the final tally of...
August 19th 2010

Cote vs Lawlor and McGee vs Jensen to air on Spike TV

Spike TV will showcase former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote and two other former cast members of “The Ultimate Fighter,” including the winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 11,” Court McGee, in live undercard bouts from “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velazquez” on Saturday, October 23.The broadcast will begin at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM...
August 19th 2010

Affliction vs M-1: Trial hearing moved back to June 2011

The court case between M-1 Global and Affliction will now not start trial until June 7th 2011 following a motion by M-1 Global lawyers to have the hearing moved from its original Novermber 16th 2010 date. M-1 has also filed a motion to depose Affliction co-owners Tom Atencio and Todd Beard, although dates for deposition have not been scheduled as neither side can yet...
August 19th 2010

WEC 50: Quick results

Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz retained his belt by the narrowest of margins, earning a splut decision win over Joseph Benavidez in the headline bout of WEC 50.The decision was greeted with a chorus of boos from the partisan crowd, most of whom felt that Benavidez had done enough to earn the win. The fight was Cruz’s first title defence and marked the...
August 19th 2010

WEC 50 bonus winners

Maciej Jewtuszko, Anthony Pettis, Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett were the bonus winners at WEC 50, taking home a cheque for $10,000 in addition to their standard purse and any contracted win bonus. Knockout of the Night went to Jewtuszko, Submission of the Night went to Pettis and Fight of the Night went to Jorgensen and Pickett.It was Jewtuszko’s debut for...