UFC 94 Bonuses: Two bouts share “Fight of the Night” honors, while Machida walks away with “Knockout of the Night”

The UFC announced the bonuses for “Fight of the Night”, and for “Knockout of the Night” at the post press conference following Saturday night’s “UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn II” event held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The bonuses for tonight’s fighters were $65,000, and were issued to John Howard, Chris Wilson, Clay Guida, and Nate Diaz for co-Fight of the Night honors, while Lyoto Machida earned every cent of his 65K with his utter destruction and KO of the previously unbeaten Thiago Silva.

“UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn II” started off with all of the undercard fights ending in decision. The Chris Wilson vs. John Howard fight was selected as “Fight of the Night” from the undercard but would share the honors with Clay Guida and Nate Diaz.

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UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 results & round-by-round commentary

UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 takes place tonight, Jan. 31, 2009, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. B.J. Penn, the UFC Lightweight Champion, has moved up to welterweight to try and grab a second title to add to his collection from Georges St. Pierre.

PRELIMINARY CARD QUICK RESULTS:
(WW) Dan Cramer def. Matt Arroyo by split decision
(LHW) Jake O’Brien def. Christian Wellisch by split decision
(WW) John Howard def. Chris Wilson by split decision
(LW) Thiago Tavares def. Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision
(WW) Jon Fitch def. Akihiro Gono by unanimous decision

MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS: 
(LHW) Jon Jones def. Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision
(LW) Clay Guida def. Nate Diaz by split decision
(WW) Karo Parisyan def. Dong Hyun Kim by split decision
(LHW) Lyoto Machida def. Thiago Silva by KO in rd.1
(WW) Georges St. Pierre def. B.J. Penn by TKO in rd.4

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UFC 94 pre-fight interviews (video)

Here’s a host of video interviews with many of the fighters that will be appearing on the UFC 94 card this weekend. Enjoy.
MACHIDA vs SILVA

more UFC 94 pre-fight video interviews after the jump…

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The official 2008 PRO MMA AWARDS

2008, as far as competition goes, was a great year for MMA. Some of the old guard was forced to step aside as the next generation of talented fighters made their mark. Out of all the action, some fighters and fights were more memorable and significant for various reasons. We have tried to recognize those special moments and fighters from the past year.

These are the official 2008 PRO MMA AWARDS as voted on by the staff here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info). Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know. Maybe we overlooked or forgot something.

PRO MMA FIGHT OF THE YEAR: Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda at WEC 34 on 6/1/2008

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR: Rashad Evans’ KO of Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 on 9/6/2008

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UFC – Fight Night 15 live results & play-by-play

Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer (LHW)
Houston really needs a good showing this fight. It would be nice to see him get out of round one. It would also be nice to see him put on a good performance for his home crowd here in Omaha, Nebraska. The crowd goes nuts for Houston.
Rd.1 – Houston comes out like a hurricane. Big knees to the head of Schafer as he tries for a takedown. Schafer goes for a takedown again. Houston with a couple of leg kicks. Schafer wants none of the stand up. Clinched. Knees from Houston. Schafer shoots again. Finally he gets Alexander down and moves to side control. Houston is caught in the crucifix but Houston gets up then gets caught in a guillotine. He pops out but now gets mounted. Schafer in full mount. Eating elbows. Alexander taking a ton of punishment. Schafer wins by arm triangle with one fucking second left. One fucking second. Very sad for Alexander’s hometown crowd. Schafer dedicates his win to Evan Tanner, his hero.

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NICK DIAZ Talks About the K.J. Noons Incident and ALOT More

Nick Diaz responds to critics about not making weight and the incident at Elite XC Here’s a great interview with Nick Diaz by Mauro Ranallo of The Fight Network.  Mauro is the best in the business and asks Nick all the right questions.  Nick talks about cutting weight and the incident with K.J. Noons at the Elite XC: Return of the King event in Hawaii.  There … Read more

Nick Diaz’s Words To Daddy Noons & Elite XC’s Promotion Tactics

by:  Jack Bratcher Saturday night in Honolulu, Hawaii Nick Diaz defeated Muhsin Corbbrey by TKO at 3:59 of the 3rd round to set up what will most likely be a rematch against EliteXC title holder, KJ Noons.  Noons had just won his fight in very impressive fashion against Yves Edwards when Nick Diaz is brought … Read more

KJ NOONS’ FATHER CALLS THE DIAZ BROTHERS, “PUNKS FROM STOCKTON”

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=DN7M0Jnee5U] KJ Noons’ father has some harsh words for Nick and Nate Diaz following the controversy at the Elite XC: Return of the King show in Hawaii on June 14, 2008.  Daddy Noons also says, “KJ will destroy him”  and “We better not see them out anywhere tonight.”

Nick Diaz has altercation with KJ Noons at Elite XC on June 14th in Hawaii

After KJ Noons wins his fight in very impressive fashion against Yves Edwards, Nick Diaz comes into the cage and tells KJ, “Don’t be scared.” KJ Noons then lunges at Diaz and a near riot breaks out between the two camps and security. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.602909&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “Nick Diaz has altercation with KJ Noo…“, posted … Read more