Spencer Fisher to face Joe Stevenson at UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Oct. 24

Spencer “The King” Fisher will be facing Joe “Daddy” Stevenson at “UFC 104: Machida vs. Rua,” set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 24. A source close to Fisher confirmed the lightweight bout with PRO MMA (promma.info) on Monday.

Fisher (23-4) is on a three-fight win streak with his last fight being a three round unanimous decision victory over Caol Uno at UFC 99 back in June. Prior to that, he defeated Shannon Gugerty at UFC 90 last October, and Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 7 Finale in June 2008.

Stevenson (30-10) was last inside the Octagon at the TUF 9 Finale in June where he took home a unanimous decision victory over Nate Diaz. He was coming off back-to-back losses, to Diego Sanchez and Kenny Forian, at UFC 95 and 91 respectively.

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UFC Fan Expo Grappling Superfight Results

This past weekend the UFC Fan Expo played host to a Grapplers Quest event. As always the promotion provided an opportunity for a multitude of grapplers to be seen by MMA and Grappling fans. Grapplers Quest also treated fans to four superfight matches containing star grapplers and fighters.

The event was well received by everyone. For more information check out GrapplersQuest.com or Twitter.com/GrapplersQuest.

Superfight Results

Daniel Valverde Defeated Vinny Magalhaes (0-0) 1-0 Advantage
Most of the grudge match between Vinny Magalhaes and Daniel Valverde took place in Magalhaes’ guard. Valverde was able to score an advantage by forcing Magalhaes to the turtle position to avoid allowing a pass. It proved to be the difference in the fight.

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In depth preview of UFC Fan Expo Grappling Superfights

This weekend the UFC brings not only an expo for fans, but also a grappling tournament co-promoted by Grapplers Quest. The two companies have combined to bring out some top stars for the superfights, and fans lucky enough to be in Las Vegas will have the please of checking out some quality ground work.

Ulysses “Useless” Gomez vs. Rumina Sato
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt Ulysses Gomez began training in 2001. Now, Gomez is one of Marc Laimon’s top instructors and one of the hottest prospects in MMA’s budding flyweight or 125-pound division. In MMA, “Useless” sports a 3-1 record with his only loss coming against Muay Thai ace Rambaa Somdet. Over the course of his grappling career, he has won a variety of tournaments including, Grapplers Quest, Desert Quest, and NAGA. He is also the first ever American to win the FILA Pankration World Championships.

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Four grappling super fights featured at UFC Fan Expo July 10th & 11th

The world’s best, including Japanese legend Rumina Sato, hit the mat to cap off the largest submission grappling tournament in history.

Las Vegas, NV – Rumina Sato. Fredson Paixao. Joe Stevenson. Vinicius Magalhaes. Jeff Glover. Ulysses Gomez. Bill Cooper. To those in the grappling world, the names represent the best of the best. To have them in the same hall together at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center is electrifying enough. To see them competing against each other in four Superfights that cap off the largest Submission Grappling tournament in history is something that could only be held at the UFC Fan Expo on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th, just hours before the lights go down for the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, UFC 100.

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UFC dishes out the dough with “TUF 9 Finale” fighter salaries

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the UFC paid out a total of $630,000 in disclosed fighter salaries and bonuses for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on Saturday night.

The total payout is a huge jump from The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale, where the total payout including bonuses was $289,000. The fact that six fighters received “Fight of the Night” bonuses, as opposed to the normal two fighters, obviously attributed to a large part of the increase.

Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez took home the largest chunk of the payout, receiving $115,000 ($45,000 base salary, $45,000 win bonus, and $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus). Joe “Daddy” Stevenson was second on the list, taking home $95,000 ($35,000 base salary, $35,000 win bonus, and $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus).

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Submission Watch: Spladle

This past Saturday Joe Stevenson caught Nate Diaz in a hold that had many, including 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu brown shirt Joe Rogan, stumped. However, many folkstyle wrestling enthusiasts recognized it immediately as a spladle. Could this become the hot new thing in grappling, much like Eddie Bravo’s twister roll? Only time will tell, but … Read more

The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK Finale airs Saturday June 20 on Spike TV

This Sat., June 20, 2009, The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K. Finale takes place at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nev., and will air live on Spike TV beginning at 9pm ET/PT.

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round-by-round updates and results throughout the event.

Fighting for a six-figure UFC contract will be The Ultimate Fighter season 9 welterweight finalists DaMarques Johnson (13-6) and James Wilks (5-2).

Wilks, from Team U.K., defeated Frank Lester in the final episode of TUF 9 this past Wednesday to earn his spot in the finals. DaMarques Johnson is the lone fighter from Team U.S. to earn a spot in the finals.

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Nate Diaz set to face Joe Stevenson at TUF 9 Finale on June 20

Nate Diaz (10-3) will fight Joe Stevenson (29-10) at The Ultimate Fighter season nine finale on June 20th according to the UFC.

Nate Diaz, brother of UFC veteran and current Strikeforce fighter, Nick Diaz, is the winner of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Diaz was undefeated in the UFC on a five fight win streak until he met Clay Guida at UFC 94 in January.

Joe Stevenson has lost three of his last four bouts and desperately needs a win to stay alive in the UFC’s lightweight division. In fact, it is quite possible Stevenson’s job could be on the line in this fight. Although his recent losses have been against top lightweights Sanchez, Florian, and Penn, it is rare the UFC will keep a fighter with three losses in a row.

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Stevenson Vs. Diaz set for TUF 9 finale

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned that Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (29-10) will return to the Octagon on June 20th at The Ultimate Fighter season 9 finale against Nate Diaz (10-3). Stevenson is coming off a loss to Diego Sanchez at UFC 95 who will also be on the finale against Clay Guida.

Since winning TUF 2, Stevenson has gone 5-4 in the UFC, with notable victories over Yves Edwards, Gleison Tibau and Melvin Guillard. However, he has struggled to win fights over the lightweight elite, losing to Sanchez, Kenny Florian and BJ Penn. This fight may be it for Stevenson in the UFC should he lose to Diaz.

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Mac Danzig vs. Joe Stevenson: loser leaves town

It is customary for winners of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ to be awarded a six figure contract with the UFC and the security of knowing they are now in with the most successful organization in MMA. This is the feeling that veterans Joe Stevenson (29-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Mac Danzig (18-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) both have had the opportunity to experience. Both have been in the game a long time and dedicated their lives to get to the top.

Now both fighters find themselves in a rather uncomfortable situation of being on two fight losing streaks with their security in the UFC possibly in jeopardy. Sources close to the fighters’ camps have informed PRO MMA (promma.info) that there is a strong likelihood Stevenson and Danzig will meet in the Octagon later in the year, possibly this summer.

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