Jake Rosholt talks win over Leben and adding a 195 lbs. division

In only his second UFC appearance Jake Rosholt defeats UFC vet Chris Leben.
In only his second UFC appearance Jake Rosholt defeats UFC vet Chris Leben.

This past weekend at UFC 102, Jake Rosholt (6-1) redeemed himself from a submission loss to Dan Miller in his UFC debut, with a “Submission of the Night” victory over Chris Leben that put “The Crippler” sound asleep (18-7) in the third round.

Rosholt dropped by Mandalay Bay on Monday to hang out with MMAJunkie Radio’s Gorgeous George and Goze to discuss his big win over the UFC veteran.

Despite Leben’s recent suspension due to testing positive for steroids, Rosholt spoke only positive about “The Crippler.” “I have nothing bad to say about the guy. Leben is a class act,” said Rosholt.

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UFC 102 in pictures

Here are some photos from “UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira” which took place at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. on Aug. 29, 2009. In the main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Randy Couture in a legendary battle. Here are the complete results from the event. Please like & share:

Brandon Vera unsatisfied with judges’ decision

Brandon Vera had a three round war with Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 102, and although Vera won, he wanted to KO his opponent.
Brandon Vera had a three round war with Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 102, and although Vera won, he wanted to KO "The Polish Experiment."

Brandon “The Truth” Vera (11-3) had a dominating unanimous decision performance this past weekend over Krzysztof Soszynski (18-9-1) at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore. Brandon was a guest this morning on MMAJunkie Radio and talked about the fight and what the future holds for the light heavyweight prospect.

Although pleased he got the win, Vera is definitely the type of fighter who does not like to leave it in the judges’ hands. “It was a good fight. It was fun to go three rounds again,” said Vera. “I wish I would have finished the fight. I hate when it goes to the judges’ scorecards. It was unsatisfying I guess you could say.”

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“Minotauro” top earner as UFC 102 fighter payroll totals nearly $1.3 million

UFC 102 fighters earned a total disclosed payroll of $1,285,000 for their efforts this past weekend at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.

The highest earner of the night was main event winner Antonio “Minotauro”┬áNogueira who took home a total of $400,000. Nick Catone was the lowest earner on the card. He lost a split decision to Mark Munoz in the prelims and took home $5,000 for his troubles.

Just possibly the highest paid preliminary card fighter in history was Gabriel Gonzaga who took home a nice $120,000 for his utter decimation and castration of Chris Tuchscherer.

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Randy Couture UFC 102 final video blog

In Randy Couture’s final video blog for UFC 102 we get to stand cage side with Randy’s coaches and training partners as the former champ battles “Minotauro.” We get to be with Randy after the fight in his dressing room as the doctors examine him and then we go to the press conference where it … Read more

Weekend Wrap-Up: The unofficial PRO MMA Sunday night link dump

Official PRO MMA (promma.info) MMA Link Dump Truck
Official PROMMA.INFO MMA Link Dump Truck

If you have not yet seen the Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer fight from UFC 102, you need to watch it; if for nothing else, to see Tuchscherer take one of the nastiest kicks to the groin ever, get assaulted by the doctors, have a coughing fit, throw up, and then continue to fight only to catch one of Gonzaga’s nasty high kicks to the dome and basically take the equivalent of a jailhouse gang rape with a rusty lead pipe. It was one heck of a UFC debut for the Brock Lesnar look-alike (If Brock’s muscles all turned to flab) and training partner.

You know how UFC President Dana White has been making up with everyone? (We still have yet to learn why White has turned into “Mr. Nice Guy.” You can bet there’s something deeper here.) Well, now even Sherdog seems to be back in the Godfather’s good graces as Greg Savage gets exclusive one-on-one time with the Don after UFC 102.

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Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog – fight day

Here’s part 1 of Randy Couture’s UFC 102 video blog from fight day. We get to see what goes on behind the scenes in the dressing room as Randy prepares for his fight with “Minotauro” Nogueira. Brock Lesnar makes a cameo. Then we get to walk out with “The Natural” to the thousands of screaming … Read more

UFC 102 live gate & bonuses

Photo by: Dave Mandel / Strikeforce - Jake Rosholt put Chris Leben to sleep and won a $60,000 bonus for "Submission of the Night."
Photo by: Dave Mandel / Sherdog - Jake Rosholt put Chris Leben to sleep and won a $60,000 bonus for "Submission of the Night."

“UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira” took place Sat., Aug. 29, 2009 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. It was the UFC’s first event in Oregon and the crowd had to be pleased with what they saw. Without a doubt, the main event fight between legends Randy Couture and Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira stole the show and absolutely deserve “Fight of the Night” honors if not “Fight of the Year.”

Dana White reported at the UFC 102 post-fight press conference, that tonight’s event did not sell out the Rose Garden, with a paid attendance of 16,088, but those numbers do rank in the top five for the state of Oregon. White also reported a live gate of $1.92 million.

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