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February 7th 2011

UFC 126 payroll

Anderson Silva’s official purse of $200,000 was a full $75,000 less than his challenger Vitor Belfort’s at UFC 126, but then Belfort doesn’t have a PPV revenue cut to factor in.So while he is the leader on the UFC 126 official payroll, his purse is going to be well behind Anderson’s actual pay for the fight. The same goes for Forrest Griffin,...
February 7th 2011

Six weeks to glory for Jon Jones?

Jon Jones has six weeks to prepare for a surprise light-heavyweight title fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. The Team Jackson fighter found out moments after his win over Ryan Bader that he would be filling in for an injured Rashad Evans to take a crack at the title.Is it going to be long enough? Jones told Telegraph writer Gareth A Davies that it...
February 7th 2011

Melendez signs new deal with Strikeforce

Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez (18-2), has signed a new, multi-year agreement with the San Jose, California based promotion.“Strikeforce is my home, they’ve always been like family to me and I’m looking forward to continuing my career with them,” said the talented, exciting, 5-foot-9, 27-year-old...
February 7th 2011

Steven Seagal takes credit for Anderson's winning kick

As unusual as the kick which Anderson used to stop Vitor Belfort was, its source is even more improbable. Anderson claimed after the fight that he learned the kick from action movie star Steven Seagal. "As far as the kick goes, the last time I did my training camp here, I was training at Black House with Steven Seagal, and he helped me a lot with that kick. He...
February 6th 2011

Anderson extends record-breaking run, Jones earns title shot

Anderson Silva retained his middleweight title and extended his record-breaking run of defences to eight when he stopped Vitor Belfort in the first round of their UFC 126 meeting.A tentative start saw both men reluctant to commit and just a handful of strikes were thrown in the first three minutes. But things heated up at that point and they began to exchange freely....
February 6th 2011

Anderson, Jones, Cerrone and Kelly get fight night bonuses

Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly were the bonus winners at UFC 126. Each took home a cheque for $75,000 in addition to their contracted purses. Silva earned Knockout of the Night for his first round stoppage win over Vitor Belfort. Anderson used an unorthodox flicking front kick to Belfort’s jaw to take his fellow Brazilian out just past...
February 6th 2011

UFC 126: Quick Results

UFC 126 quick resultsAnderson Silva retained his belt with a first round KO of Vitor BelfortForrest Griffin edged Rich Franklin to take a unanimous decisionJon Jones submitted Ryan Bader with a second round submission. Afterwards he learned he will be challenging for the title in six weeks, as Rashad Evans has dropped out of the fight with Shogun.Full results:Main...

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