UFC 109 recap: Couture submits Coleman, Sonnen dominates Marquardt

LAS VEGAS – The ageless one came in and added another chapter to his legendary legacy. Using vicious dirty boxing, Couture wasted no time in pressing fellow UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman against the cage, landing brutal uppercuts from the clinch on his way to dominating the first round with his crisp boxing and … Read more

ProMMAnow.com UFC 109 staff picks

The ProMMAnow.com staff has come together once again, to make our predictions for “UFC 109: Relentless” which takes place this Saturday night, Feb. 6, 2010.

Winner of Marquardt vs. Sonnen will have next title shot

UFC President Dana White announced at today’s press conference that the winner of Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 109, will fight the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort for the UFC Middleweight Title. Marquardt said that was the first he had heard the news, so he was happy. Marquardt vs. Sonnen will fight in the co-main event this Saturday night, Feb. 6, at the … Read more

Countdown to UFC 109 (full episode)

Subjects covered in Countdown to UFC 109: •Chael Sonnen was recruited by the Republican party to run for office in Oregon. •Nate Marquardt needs to defeat Sonnen to move a step closer toward another title shot. •When the Brazilian people are in trouble they call the police; when the police are in trouble, they call … Read more

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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