UFC 98 post-fight press conference video

The UFC 98 post-fight presser starts out with the live gate and fight night bonus announcements then immediately the press starts in on Machida, trying to wrap their brains around what they witnessed with his utter decimation of Rashad Evans.

PART 1 – LYOTO MACHIDA

PART 2 & 3 after the jump…

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UFC 98 results & play-by-play

UFC 98: EVANS vs. MACHIDA takes place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. We here at PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing you live round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card as well as the real time results from the undercard. As an extra treat beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT you can check out the LIVE UFC Multicast which has behind-the-scenes webcams of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans’ locker room, Lyoto Machida’s locker room, backstage walkway where fighters walk to the Octagon, and Octagon side with Dana White.

UFC 98 quick results:

George Roop def. Dave Kaplan by split decision
Yoshiyuki Yoshida def. Brandon Wolff by guillotine choke rd1
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Andre Gusmao by KO rd1
Kyle Bradley def. Phillipe Nover by TKO rd1
Tim Hague def. Patrick Barry by submission by guillotine rd1
Brock Larson def. Mike Pyle by submission triangle rd1
Frankie Edgar def. Sean Sherk by unanimous decision
Drew McFedries def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam by TKO rd1
Matt Hughes def. Matt Serra by unanimous decision
Lyoto Machida def. Rashad Evans by KO (punch) rd1

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Remaining bouts confirmed for “UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida”

With a main event UFC Light Heavyweight Title fight between Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida and a highly anticipated bad blood match between Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed with PRO MMA (promma.info) the remaining bouts for “UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida.”

UFC 98 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 23 and will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST.

Middleweight Drew McFedries (fighting out of Bettendorf, Iowa), has scored three UFC wins so far in his career, with all three coming in the first round. Now the Ames, Iowa native will face devastating striker Xavier Foupa-Pokam a.k.a. “Professor X” (fighting out of Paris, France). A Muay Thai specialist, Foupa-Pokam has compiled an impressive 20-10 mixed martial arts record and looks to make a name for himself in the UFC.

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Houston Alexander out of UFC 98

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from multiple sources that Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (8-4) has pulled out of his UFC 98 bout with Andre Gusmao (5-1) due to a broken hand suffered in training.

Alexander joins three other fighters, James Irvin, Josh Koshcheck and Yushin Okami, who have also pulled out of the card due to injury. Gusmao is still on the card and Krztsztof Soszynski has been confirmed as the replacement for Alexander.

Alexander was in dire need of a win after losing three straight fights to James Irvin, Thiago Silva and Eric Schafer. Alexander shocked everyone by knocking out top ten fighter Keith Jardine in the first round of his Octagon debut at UFC 71. He followed that up with another first round destruction of Alessio Sakara at UFC 75.

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UFC 95 bonuses: Sanchez, Stevenson, Thiago, and Maia earn $40,000

Main event fighters Diego Sanchez and Joe Stevenson, along with Paulo Thiago and Demian Maia each earned $40,000 bonuses for their performances at “UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson.” The bonuses were announced by the UFC at the post-fight press conference.

The $40,000 payouts were down from January’s UFC 94 $65,000 bonuses, but are consistent with what the UFC paid out during their last trip to the UK for UFC 93.

In the night’s main event, Diego Sanchez’s first fight at lightweight turned into a slug fest with Joe Stevenson for the entire 15 minute fight. Sanchez mixed his strikes well as Stevenson stalked him throughout the match.

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UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON – results & summary

UFC 95 took place today in London, England. It is airing tonight in the U.S. on SPIKE TV. We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be bringing you the round by round results starting at 8pm CST / 6pm PST. In the UFC 95 main event Diego Sanchez makes his lightweight debut against the very tough and durable Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. Other highly anticipated fights on the card include Nate Marquardt vs Wilson Gouveia, Demian Maia vs Chael Sonnen, Josh Koscheck vs and undefeated UFC newcomer and Junior Dos Santos in his sophomore return to the Octagon.

UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON quick results:

Main Card
(LW) Diego Sanchez def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision
(WW) Dan Hardy def. Rory Markham by KO (punches) rd. 1
(MW) Nate Marquardt def. Wilson Gouveia by TKO (strikes) rd. 3
(MW) Demaian Maia def. Chael Sonnen by sub. (triangle choke) rd. 1
(WW) Paulo Thiago def. Josh Koscheck by TKO (uppercut) rd. 1
Preliminary Bouts
(LW) Terry Etim def. Brian Cobb by TKO (head kick) rd. 2
(HW) Junior dos Santos def. Stefan Struve by TKO (punches) rd. 1
(HW) Mike Ciesnolevicz def. Neil Grove by sub. (heel hook) rd. 1
(LW) Evan Dunham def. Per Eklund by TKO (punch) rd. 1
(WW) Paul Kelly def. Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz by unanimous decision

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UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON takes place on Feb. 21 in London

UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON takes place this Saturday, February 21, 2009 at The O2 Arena in London, England and will be broadcast for free on Spike TV. The main event features Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez (19-2) making his lightweight debut against Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (29-9). Former WEC middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen (21-9-1), will be … Read more

Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen set for UFC 95

According to Demian Maia’s personal website, his next fight will be against Chael Sonnen at UFC 95, in London, England.

Since making his debut in the UFC, Maia has proven to be a force in the 185-pound division, reeling off four straight wins over solid competition. His most recent win was over former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor, Nate Quarry at UFC 91 in November.

Sonnen’s most recent fight was a dominating performance over former WEC Middleweight Champion, Paulo Filho in November, that saw the Team Quest member avenge a previous loss to the Brazilian from 2007.

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THE INFO episode 4 – PRO MMA podcast

There were many exciting MMA bouts since the last episode of “THE INFO.” Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick and Pat Miletich were victorious this past week and TUF 8 crowned two champions. Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine broke down the past week’s events and were joined by promma.info’s editor, Jack Bratcher. The guys … Read more

Chael Sonnen on Pro MMA Radio

Chael Sonnen returned to Pro MMA Radio for PMR 25 and continued the conversation with host, Larry Pepe that started during his last visit on November 18th.

To start off the interview they discussed the first Filho fight. Sonnen revealed the fact that after looking over his career losses before his first bout with Filho, he noticed an alarming and quite possibly a career destroying trend. Prior to the second Filho fight, all of Sonnen’s losses except the Jeremy Horn fight, came after he was dominantly controlling the fight.

He attributed those losses to a mental block that forced him to basically give up and put himself into a losing position or submission to get out of the fight. After seeing the sports psychologist and going as far as using hypnosis, he feels he has fixed the problem.

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