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March 26th 2010

UFC 111 weigh-in results

All the fighters made weight at the first attempt during the official weigh-ins for UFC 111, with the exception of welterweight Rory Markham who missed weight by a whopping six pounds. He hit the scales at 177lbs (there is a one-pound excess allowed) and could not shift any more weight. His opponent Nate Diaz, who weighed 171, has agreed to the fight taking place at...
March 26th 2010

Strikeforce Challengers weigh-in results

All fighters competing at tonight’s Strikeforce Challengers event made weight with no issue yesterday, except for one half of the headline bout. Hawaiian heavyweight Lolohea Mahe was one pound over the limit, weighing in at 267lbs (there is a one-pound excess weight allowance which means Mahe could have made weight by hitting the scales at 266lb. The...
March 26th 2010

Dana calm about Alves situation, hopes scans were mistaken

Thiago Alves’ last-minute removal from the UFC 111 card caused some alarm among MMA fans but UFC president Dana White is calm amid the storm, maintaining an optimistic outlook and hoping that the CAT scans which prompted Alves’ removal are mistaken."Sometimes these CAT scans are inaccurate. He is a young guy and not a guy who has taken a lot of...
March 26th 2010

Brock dismisses interim belt as "make believe"

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has poured scorn on the interim heavyweight belt that his rivals Frank Mir and Shane Carwin will be contesting at UFC 111 tomorrow night, saying it is a toy version of the strap he owns, “That was a business decision that the UFC had to make… that belt is a make-believe belt to satisfy the company and to satisfy the...
March 25th 2010

Greatest octagon upsets

 Britain's Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy faces the daunting task of attempting to de-throne Georges "Rush" St Pierre at Saturday's UFC 111.Few observers have given the Nottingham fighter any chance at all against one of the top pound-for-pound men in the sport.However this is MMA and, as we're so often told "Anything can happen".We take a...
March 25th 2010

UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones salary details

The Colorado State Athletic Commission has released details of the fighter salaries for UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones, which took place on Sunday and was broadcast live on the Versus network, the first-ever UFC show to be screened by the TV station following the signing of a recent deal between the two companies. All figures include any contractual win bonuses but do not...
March 25th 2010

Ellenberger out, Fitch in against Saunders at UFC 111

Jon Fitch is back on the UFC 111 card after the organisation moved Jake Ellenberger out of a fight with Ben Saunders so that Fitch could take his place. The news has been confirmed by multiple sources close to the fighters and has also been publicly referred to by UFC president Dana White. Ellenberger will still get his fight purse and the UFC will also pay him the...