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August 8th 2010

UFC 117 bonuses: Silva, Sonnen, Struve and Hughes

Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Matt Hughes and Stefan Struve were the bonus winners at UFC 117, earning $60,000 cheques for their efforts, in addition to their regular purses and any contracted win bonuses. Fight of the Night went to Silva and Sonnen for their event-headlining war which was one of the most exciting UFC main events in years. Sonnen gave it everything...
August 8th 2010

Dana tells Alves: "Move up to 185"

UFC president Dana White is looking for Thiago Alves to move up to middleweight after failing to make weight for the second time in his UFC career. Alves missed weight by half a pound and was fined 20 per cent of his purse, although the excess weight was irrelevant in the end as Alves spent most of the fight stuck underneath Fitch. "Everybody else made weight....
August 7th 2010

UFC 117 weigh-in results

Every fighter on the UFC 117 card made weight in the official fighter weigh-ins today - apart from Thiago Alves, who missed weight by half a ound.He touched down on the scales at 171.5. As a welterweight he has to meet 17olbs with a 1lb extra allowance. He was allocated two hours to go and boil the excess weight off.Earlier this week rumours emerged that Alves was...
August 7th 2010

UFC 117 main card breakdown

By Simon PlattIf becoming a UFC champion was based solely on the ability to talk smack, then Chael Sonnen would be the UFC’s undisputed pound-for-pound King. Whether he’s slagging off his next opponent, “He’s (Anderson Silva) got a black belt under the Nogueira’s, I think a black belt under the Nogueira’s is saying, like, ‘I...
August 7th 2010

Anderson "pissed" at Sonnen, says Dana

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is “pissed” with challenger Chael Sonnen’s remarks and antics, according to UFC president Dana White. “Chael Sonnen has talked some crazy shit… The stuff this guy is saying [is incredible]. Brazilians are very prideful people. Anderson Silva is almost … well, he is pissed. He’s...
August 7th 2010

Ortiz says deaf people are easy to knock out (with liver shots?)

Tito Ortiz has made some infamous comments to the media over the years, but his recent remarks about Matt Hamill are already being hailed as among the craziest things he has ever said.Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Ortiz is set to fight Hamill at UFC- . The two know each other from TUF 3, when Ortiz was Hamill’s coach. The two established a friendship...
August 7th 2010

Alves misses weight, forfeits 20% of purse

Thiago Alves failed to cut his extra half-pound excess in the two hours allocated to him after the official UFC 117 weigh-ins. As a result he has been fined 20% of his purse, which will be handed to his opponent Jon Fitch as compensation.All week there had been rumours that Alves was struggling to get his weight down and on his first attempt he tipped the scales at...
August 6th 2010

Patrick Cote on Anderson, Lawlor, Bisping and more

Fighters Only writer Dallas Winston catches up with Patrick ‘The Predator’ Cote to talk about his return from knee injury, his hopes for the future and his dislike of Michael Bisping. FO:  You were absent for a long time while recovering from the knee injury. Were you 100% going in to your fight with Alan Belcher? Yes I was 100%, no excuse about it....

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