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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...
August 18th 2010

Reljic-Soszynski and Sadollah-Sobotta added to UFC Germany

More fights have been added to the card for the UFC’s November event in Germany, according to reports. Peter Sobotta and Amir Sadollah are set to meet on the card, according to a report from German website groundandpound.de (via MMA Junkie). Sobotta will be having his third fight for the UFC and is yet to pick up a win.Sadollah is 3-2 in the UFC (and 3-2...
August 18th 2010

Report: Brown vs Macdonald at UFC 123

Young Canadian fighter Rory MacDonald has been matched with the older and more experienced Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown for a fight on UFC 123, it has been reported. The news comes via Canadian website Sportsnet.caMacDonald is 10-1 overall and 1-1 in the UFC after submitting Mike Guymon on his debut and then suffering a last-minute defeat at the hands of...
August 18th 2010

UFC confirms card for UFC 118

All paperwork has finally been completed and the UFC has now officially confirmed the UFC 118 lightweight title rematch between Frankie Edgar and former champion BJ Penn.The title fight will round out a card that features former three-division world boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney making his MMA debut against UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The...
August 18th 2010

Randy Couture is unveiled as host of the 2010 World MMA Awards

Former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture has been announced as the main host of this year’s World Mixed Martial Arts Awards. His role in the awards was announced at a press conference in The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas earlier today."It's going to be a great honour to host the awards," Couture said. "It's another...