“Strikeforce: Evolution” fighter salaries; “King Mo” fined for post-fight celebration

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official fighter payroll for “Strikeforce: Evolution”, which took place at the HP Pavilion on Dec. 19 in San Jose.

The king of the cage, the man taking home the most money for the night, despite being KTFO by Scott Smith was Cung Le. A sweet $150,000 paycheck should help ease Cung’s pain of suffering his first professional defeat.

On the other end of the spectrum was Daisuke Nakamura. This Japanese Pride and Dream veteran received only $200* (yes – two hundred dollars) for his unanimous decision loss to Justin Wilcox in their preliminary card bout.

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Shooto Brazil, UFC 102 undercard, M-1 Global, and NAAFS picks

Mo Lawal faces Mark Kerr Friday night in Kansas City at M-1 Global Breakthrough.

Recap
I said last week that there would be no excuse for a bad week, and I came through in spades. I went 10-0 with 3 NCs, which brings my overall record to 24-5 (5 NC). For those keeping track at home that is an 83% picking rate. This week should be a little tougher as we take a look at cards from the UFC, M-1 Global, Shooto Brazil, and NAAFS. As always, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion in the comment section.

Shooto Brazil 13
Siyar Bahadurzada (14-4-1) vs. Leandro Silva (14-5)
In this contest for the Shooto 183-pound world title, Sengoku veteran Siya Bahadurzada will have a clear edge in the striking department. Expect him to be able to land shots from the outside, but Silva will be able to get takedowns and implement a top game. Silva will not have the submission game to finish the fight, but he should get enough takedowns to take the fight and the title.
Pick = Leandro Silva

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DREAM 7 in-depth preview

Japan’s DREAM promotion returns this Sunday March 8, 2009 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. The card will include the opening round of a featherweight tournament as well as some interesting individual match ups. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live real-time round by round results on this event beginning at 1:00am early Sunday morning. The DREAM tournaments are quite long but we here at PRO MMA are committed to bringing our readers the best content possible. Join us right here early Sunday morning and share your comments and opinions on the event as it is happening. Here are the match-ups for DREAM 7:

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New Year’s Eve DYNAMITE!! 19 fights

It will be the first time since 2003 that WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, Fedor Emelianenko will not be fighting in Japan on New Year’s Eve. However, a nineteen-fight card should help make up for anyone who may be disappointed in the Champ’s absence.

Japanese legend, Kazushi Sakuraba will be fighting Kiyoshi Tamura in what should be a very evenly matched main event. Just prior to the main event, Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen will be battling “JZ” Gesias Cavalcante and prior to that bout will be Shinya Aoki vs. the highly popular, Eddie Alvarez.

The weigh-ins for this event are complete and according to reports, only Andy Ologun had to weigh in twice after he missed the mark by .4kg on his first try. Listed below are the order that the fights will take place on New Year’s Eve. It’s going to be a long night of fights! What better way to bring in the New Year?!

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