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August 18th 2010

Danzig out, Escudero in against Wiman, Gunderson faces Edwards

Mac Danzig will have to wait for his rematch with Matt Wiman after sustaining an injury in training and having to withdraw from the UFC Fight Night 22 event. The removal of Danzig, who trains at Xtreme Couture, was confirmed by sources close to his camp.His replacement is another TUF graduate, Efrain Escudero, 1-1 in his last two, who has been moved out of a bout...
August 18th 2010

WEC 50: Benavidez stands to be biggest earner tonight

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has pre-released details of the salaries to be paid for tonight’s WEC 50 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details of the purses were contained in an email sent by NSAC executive Keith Kizer.Bantamweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez could be the top earner if he wins. He is looking at $35,000 including win bonus if he manages...
August 18th 2010

TapouT revenues multiplied 16 times in four years

TapouT has increased its gross revenue by more than 16 times in its last few years, according to a CNN report today.In a special feature on the leading mixed martial arts clothing brand, it is observed that “tast year, TapouT raked in $200 million in annual revenue - more than 16 times its $12 million revenue in 2006.”The company now has 140 employees and...
August 18th 2010

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn Countdown: "The Brits Pt. II"

By Simon Platt Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto Like his UK counterpart Andre Winner who also appears on the UFC 118 undercard next Saturday, Nick Osipczak made his way into the UFC via season nine of The Ultimate Fighter and shares a matching 2-1 promotional record.Yet where Winner is searching for his hat-trick of successive victories inside the Octagon, Osipczak is...
August 17th 2010

Source: 600 tickets left for UFC 120

There are just 600 tickets left for UFC 120 in London, England according to a source close to the O2 Arena, the venue which will host the event on OctoberThe source says that demand has been “unprecedented” and that both the O2 Arena and the UFC are impressed with how fast tickets for the event have sold.Despite criticism in some quarters for lacking a...
August 17th 2010

Gracies in action at UFC 118 Fan Expo

They are known for putting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the map. Using revolutionary techniques that changed the face of combat sports forever, the legendary Gracie family consists of some of the best grapplers in the world. UFC President Dana White announced today that the UFC FAN EXPO in Boston will feature four grappling superfights, two of which will feature high-level...
August 17th 2010

CSAC confirms Anderson's rib injury

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the medical suspensions issued in the wake of UFC 117. Anderson Silva has a suspected fractured rib and is suspended for six months or until cleared by a physician to return to action. He also has a 45-day mandatory suspension from fighting - regardless of medical clearance - with a 30-day no-contact...
August 17th 2010

Four fights for UFC 121 undercard confirmed

Following confirmation yesterday of the main card bouts, four more fights have been confirmed for the October 23rd UFC 121 event.TUF 11 winner Court McGee is confirmed to fight Ryan Jensen in what will be his second UFC fight proper since filming ended (the first was a win over Kris McCray at the TUF 11 finale).McGee is 10-1 in his professional career with his sole...
August 17th 2010

Brad Pickett could be second Brit to challenge for Zuffa title

Brad Pickett is set to become just the second-ever Brit to get a title shot in a Zuffa promotion - if he gets past Scott Jorgenson at WEC 50 tomorrow. The winner of the fight is likely to meet the winner of tomorrow night’s WEC bantamweight title fight.Pickett, formerly the featherweight champion of Cage Rage, is 2-0 with the WEC and is unbeaten in his last...
August 17th 2010

Carwin "told not to comment on steroid allegations"

Shane Carwin says he has been told not to issue a statement on the steroid allegations that engulfed him at the weekend. Carwin’s name was brought up in a court case against a medical professional accused of the manufacture and supply of steroids; the court was told that his name appeared on paperwork ordering various prohibited drugs.Several days on and no...