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April 25th 2010

WEC 48 highlights: Aldo-Faber, Henderson-Cerrone and more

Remember the aftermath of Machida=Shogun 1, when people were arguing that “leg kicks don’t win fights”? Well somebody should have told Urijah Faber that, because he took one of the worst leg-kickings in recent memory when he challenged Jose Aldo for the WEC featherweight title last night.Aldo has a nasty leg kicking game and Faber was well aware of...
April 25th 2010

WEC 48 fighter bonuses, attendance and gate

As reported by Fighters Only yesterday afternoon, WEC 48 would be the setting records for the organisation in more ways that one. Not only was it the promotion’s debut on pay-per-view, it was also the first time that WEC fighters would be receiving bonus cheques in line with the kind their UFC brethren get.Bonus winners Manny Gamburyan, Benson Henderson,...
April 25th 2010

Paul Sass signs for UFC lightweight division

British lightweight Paul Sass has become the latest fighter from the UK to earn a UFC contract, signing a four-fight deal with the organisation this weekend. He is expected to make his debut on the undercard of a UFC show in London, England on October 16th.Sass has a 10-0 record and also holds the world record for the number of successive victories by triangle,...
April 24th 2010

WEC 48: Small fighters, big bonuses

They might be at the lower end of the weight classes but they are at the top end of the bonus payouts - WEC 48 fighters stand to make bonuses of $65,000 if they make it onto the event’s honors list at the end of the night.UFC president Dana White, who is promoting tonight’s WEC pay per view event, told the participating fighters backstage that the bonuses...
April 24th 2010

Wars at ATT prepared Pickett for WEC 48

British bantamweight Brad Pickett has his second fight for the WEC tonight and has been putting himself through wars in the gym to prepare. He faces WEC debutant Demetrious Johnson, who is 6-0 and has never gone the distance. Pickett has more experience at 18-4, but he has left nothing to chance.He and former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown are training...
April 23rd 2010

WEC 48 weigh in results

All 22 fighters on the WEC 48 card made weight at the first attempt during the official weigh-ins, which were held at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo weighed in at exactly 145 lbs for his featherweight title defence against former champion Urijah Faber, who hit the scales at 144.5.Lightweight champion Ben Henderson was also...
April 23rd 2010

Experts pick: Jose Aldo vs Urijah Faber

The WEC hits pay per view tomorrow night with a card that is exciting massive interest in MMA fans across the world. Two title fights top the bill, with Urijah Faber challenging Jose Aldo in an attempt to win back the featherweight belt he wore for so long. Before that fight, lightweight champion Ben Henderson defends his strap against the extremely tough Donald...
April 23rd 2010

Kongo fighting at UFC 116, July

Cheick Kongo has been added to the card for UFC 116 for a match with an as-yet unnamed heavyweight, Fighters Only has learned. One name that has been linked with the match is Roy Nelson, who is coming off a win over Stefan Struve last month.The French kickboxer recently signed a new six-fight contract deal with the UFC and this will be the first bout under that new...
April 23rd 2010

BJ Penn: "I didn't want all the controversy"

BJ Penn regrets the controversy that his autobiography 'Why I Fight' has sparked and says he doesn’t want it to overshadow the book. The former lightweight champion spoke to Fighters Only this week about the drama, which has seen UFC president Dana White slam Penn’s book as being untrue.The whole thing was apparently sparked by passages in the book which...
April 23rd 2010

War Machine to make UK debut in May

War Machine, the mixed martial artist formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, is signed to make his UK debut with a May 15th fight against another UFC veteran, Zach Light. The fight will take place on BAMMA 3 and will be recorded for broadcast on the Bravo television network.“Both Zach Light and War Machine used to train together and it is well known within the MMA...