UFC 100 fighter salaries

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter salaries for UFC 100 as promoters are required by law to submit the salary information to the athletic commission.

Also included are bonuses of a record $100,000 for Fight of the Night to Yoshihiro Akiyama and Alan Belcher, Knockout of the Night to Dan Henderson and Submission of the Night to Tom Lawlor. The total payroll for UFC 100 was: $1,790,000 with a live gate of $5.1 million.

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Tito Ortiz banned from UFC Fan Expo

Tito Ortiz is in Las Vegas this weekend but he has been banned from attending the UFC 100 Fan Expo and the activities associated with it. For someone who was a big part of the UFC for years, he definitely has some thoughts to share on the situation.

Jon Jones interview after the jump…

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PRO MMA exclusive – UFC’s Jake O’Brien: Overcoming adversity and looking to be a force at 205

Jake O’Brien is a UFC veteran that is 11-2 overall and 4-2 in the Octagon. He has been the underdog on a number of occasions, including the first time he stood face to face with Pride and UFC veteran Heath Herring (28-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFN 8. Jake surprised most fans, but not himself when he earned a unanimous decision victory against the heavyweight contender.

Jake’s path would not get any easier as he next faced former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (14-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC 82 after coming back from a serious neck injury that sidelined him for over a year. O’Brien would go on to lose the fight versus Arlovski and faced additional insult to injury by being released from the UFC.

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PRO MMA Radio interview – Jon Jones

New UFC fighter Jon Jones (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) stopped by Pro MMA Radio to talk with host Larry Pepe about his new found fame, his victory over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94, and how he incorporates his wrestling backround into his MMA game.

Here are some highlights of their discussion:

Jon Jones is a Jr. College wrestling national champion, is undefeated in MMA, and is fresh off his victory over tough UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar (11-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and oh yeah, he is only 21.

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UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 – photographs

UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 took place on Jan. 31, 2009 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Georges St. Pierre retained his UFC Welterweight Title against UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn who moved up in weight in an attempt to capture two belts in two different weight classes. Please … Read more

UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 post-fight analysis & interviews – MMA LIVE

ESPN’s MMA LIVE with hosts Jon Anik, Kenny Florian, and Frank Mir have all the UFC 94 post-fight coverage you need with interviews with the night’s big winners. Here it all is for you gift-wrapped and ready to play. Enjoy.

GSP interview & more MMA LIVE post-UFC 94 coverage after the jump…

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UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 results & round-by-round commentary

UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 takes place tonight, Jan. 31, 2009, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. B.J. Penn, the UFC Lightweight Champion, has moved up to welterweight to try and grab a second title to add to his collection from Georges St. Pierre.

PRELIMINARY CARD QUICK RESULTS:
(WW) Dan Cramer def. Matt Arroyo by split decision
(LHW) Jake O’Brien def. Christian Wellisch by split decision
(WW) John Howard def. Chris Wilson by split decision
(LW) Thiago Tavares def. Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision
(WW) Jon Fitch def. Akihiro Gono by unanimous decision

MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS: 
(LHW) Jon Jones def. Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision
(LW) Clay Guida def. Nate Diaz by split decision
(WW) Karo Parisyan def. Dong Hyun Kim by split decision
(LHW) Lyoto Machida def. Thiago Silva by KO in rd.1
(WW) Georges St. Pierre def. B.J. Penn by TKO in rd.4

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UFC 94 pre-fight interviews (video)

Here’s a host of video interviews with many of the fighters that will be appearing on the UFC 94 card this weekend. Enjoy.
MACHIDA vs SILVA

more UFC 94 pre-fight video interviews after the jump…

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