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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...
March 25th 2010

Thiago Alves' agent comments on CT scan

Thiago Alves may have been pulled from his UFC 111 fight with Jon Fitch following “irregularities” in his CT scan but the procedure is not thought to have shown anything “serious”, the American Top Team welterweight’s agent says, and it is not expected to threaten his career.“We’re holding a press conference on Friday where...
March 25th 2010

Dana: Dos Santos not fighting Velasquez any time soon

There is little prospect of Junior Dos Santos being matched up with Cain Velasquez at any point in the near future, according to UFC president Dana White. Instead the two are being kept separate to allow their use as title contenders further down the line.White told MMA Fighting that Dos Santos “got himself in the mix the other day” with his win over...
March 24th 2010

Andre Winner talks GSP/Hardy, Fight Night 21, trash talk

Andre Winner is a Rough House team mate and sparring partner of Dan Hardy’s. Winner made it to the final of The Ultimate Fighter season 9 but was defeated by his fellow Rough House team member Ross Pearson. His next fight will be against Rafael Oliveira on March 31st at UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi. The event will air on Spike TV. FO: Your opponent was...
March 24th 2010

Exclusive: Wanderlei-Akiyama signed for UFC 116, July 3rd

Wanderlei Silva’s birthday gift is all set - a July 3rd fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Fighters Only can reveal. Silva was born on July 3rd 1976, which means he will turn 34 on the night he faces the Japanese-Korean judo stylist.It has long been rumoured that Silva’s next opponent would be Akiyama. The two were originally...
March 24th 2010

Penn talks more about possible move to welterweight

UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn has talked more about a possible move to welterweight should he get past Frankie Edgar at UFC 112 and retain the 155lb belt. Penn first made mention of a return to 170lbs in a recent video interview for his personal website and it is something that is still on his mind."If everything goes well on April 10, I would definitely...
March 24th 2010

Demian Maia: "I have been here before"

Demian Maia is heading into the toughest fight of his mixed martial arts career when he faces middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the co-main event bout of UFC 112. That is significant pressure for anyone, but the renowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner says the situation is one he has been here before. “I have prepared for this situation before. In 2005...