Fight for the Troops bonuses

Everyone who watched the Fight For the Troops would be in agreement with Josh Koshcheck’s winning the $30,000 knockout of the night bonus. The announcement came not long after his devastating two punch knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Even the commentators, Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, immediately stated that they were sure it would get KO of the night honors.

Steve Cantwell was the recipient of the submission of the night $30,000 bonus after his arm-breaking (he literally gave Al-Hassan a two-way elbow) technical submission of Razak Al-Hassan. The hard to watch submission victory came at 4:04 of round 1. Amazingly, the referee, Mario Yamasaki, had to stop the match, as Al-Hassan never tapped, even while his arm was being hyper-extended, thus making the victory and actual technical submission, which goes on Cantwell’s record as a TKO.

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UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops – results & play by play

UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops took place tonight in Fayetteville, North Carolina and was broadcast live on SPIKE TV.

There were some great fights for a great cause. A few highlights were Steve Cantwell’s arm breaking submission, Dale Hartt’s leg-breaking kick, and Josh Koscheck’s complete wrecking of Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

It’s always entertaining when there’s a terrible referee and Joe Rogan starts going off on them on air.

In between the fights, viewers got to learn about TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and hear the stories of surviving veterans. The main purpose of the show was so UFC fans can help raise funds for the National Intrepid Center for Excellence at http://fallenheroesfund.ufc.com.

Here’s how the fights went down:

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UFC Fight for the Troops – PREVIEW

Main Event

Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Yoshiyuki Yoshida is probably one of the best welterweights that few people know about in North America. The problem for Yoshida is that he has run into someone with a very similar skill set. Yoshida likes to dirty box in the clinch and dominate from the top position. If they do clinch up Koscheck will be able to use his superior wrestling to take the fight to the ground, and there is little chance that Yoshida will be able to attain top position. Koscheck did have a rough go of it in his last fight, which was only 46 days ago, he will able to win this fight by decision.

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UFC Fight for the Troops airs Wed., Dec. 10 on Spike TV

UFC will broadcast Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops, a 3 hour live event taking place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, on Spike TV Wednesday, December 10 starting at 8pm CST/6pm PST.

The event will be headlined by a main event featuring a welterweight battle between Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

The undercard has a number of interesting bouts including Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet, Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt, and Matt Wiman vs. Jim Miller. Coming from the WEC, Steve Cantwell will be making his UFC debut against the 6-0 Razak Al-Hussan.

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Dana White talks Fitch, AKA, & Faber

Dana White, UFC President, called in live from Hawaii on the Carmichael Dave Show on Wednesday November 19th in an exclusive interview to discuss Jon Fitch’s release from the UFC and what it means for the future of other AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) fighters.

He makes it clear that his issue is not with Fitch but the people from AKA who manage the fighters. White says they will no longer be dealing with AKA or fighters associated with them.

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Jon Fitch & Christian Wellisch cut from UFC

Former welterweight number one contender, Jon Fitch has been released from his contract with the UFC along with heavyweight Christian Wellisch.

UFC President Dana White let it be known he no longer wants to work with fighters from the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose or those represented by DeWayne Zinkin and “Crazy” Bob Cook.

What is White upset about and why would Fitch and Wellisch be released from their contracts? According to sources, it stems from a merchandising deal and their refusual of signing over their likeness for the organization’s video game for life.

Popular Ultimate Fighter veteran, Josh Koscheck and undefeated heavyweight standout Cain Velasquez also seem to be in danger.  Fortunately for Koscheck he is headlining the UFC’s next main event on the December 10 Fight for the Troops card.  Otherwise he may have already been forced to walk the plank.

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UFC 90 live play-by-play results & bonuses


We here at PRO MMA http://promma.info provide live play-by-play coverage of all UFC events and UFC 90:  Silva vs. Cote from Chicago, Illinois was a great one. There were some great wars including the return of Sean Sherk taking on the very tough Tyson Griffin who incidently is the only fighter ever to defeat Urijah Faber.

Josh Koscheck fought the toughest fight of his life against Thiago Alves who nearly finished Koscheck but the TUF veteran showed incredible heart and ability to recover and was able to go the distance with Alves.

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Sanchez out – Koscheck vs. Alves at UFC 90

by:  Jack Bratcher

The last time we saw Diego Sanchez in the cage was back in June when he faced Luigi Fioravanti at the TUF 7 Finale. We saw in that fight continued proof that the “old” Diego was back. Sanchez fans became somewhat concerned after his lackluster performance against Josh Koscheck at UFC 69 and then again when he lost to Jon Fitch at UFC 76. Up until those fights, the pride of Albuquerque had not known defeat in his professional MMA career.

Both of Diego’s losses came in 2007; his only two fights that year. Maybe it had something to do with how the planets were aligned because as soon as 2008 rolled around we saw Diego’s impressive first round victory over UFC newcomer, David Bielkheden and then another win three months later with his TKO over Fioravanti. By all appearances the Zen master had returned.

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UFC 86 Salaries

          Ok, it is time to get paid  The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries for UFC 86 today.  Notice that Grabriel Gonzaga (mentioned in the piece below) made $100,000.  The man was on the under card.  How does someone go from fighting in the main event for the HW title, to the under … Read more

UFC 86: JACKSON vs. GRIFFIN – RESULTS, COMMENTARY, & PLAY-BY-PLAY

by: Jack Bratcher Tyson Griffin vs. Marcus Aurelio – Lightweight Round 1: Feeling out. Griffin’s ankles are taped heavily. Crowd already restless. Exchanging punches. Tyson throws Marcus down and goes in for some ground and pound while standing. Big shots by Griffin. Marcus looking for a triangle. Griffin in full gaurd of Marcus. Aurelio looking … Read more