UFC 109 “fight-night” bonuses: Thiago, Serra, Sonnen and Marquardt, each earn $60k

LAS VEGAS – Paulo Thiago, Matt Serra, Chael Sonnen and Nate Marquardt each earned $60k fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 109: Relentless” event. Sonnen and Marquardt both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Thiago used a sleep-inducing d’arce choke on Mike Swick earning him the “Submission of the Night”, and … Read more

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

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 106 weigh-in results

The fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2” took place Friday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. All fighters, including headliners Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz, successfully made weight without incident. Griffin weighed in at 205, and Ortiz weighed in at 204 for their light heavyweight bout. A sigh … Read more

Three bouts confirmed for UFC 107 in Memphis on Dec. 12

PROMMA.INFO was notified by the Ultimate Fighting Championship today via press release of three confirmed fights for “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” in Memphis, Tenn.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the UFC will bring their very special brand of sports entertainment to the FedEx Forum featuring a main event lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez.

After previously jumping up to welterweight in a failed attempt to test his skill against UFC 170-pound champ Georges St. Pierre and proving to the MMA world once again that indeed size does matter, Penn has seemingly settled on the weight class that will potentially make him a legend.

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Remaining fights for UFC 100 confirmed

Title contenders, a former UFC® champion and a handful of rising stars – and that’s just on the undercard. With the undisputed heavyweight title on the line, one of the UFC’s greatest welterweights ever facing his greatest challenge ever and a mixed martial arts legend facing the United Kingdom’s biggest star, the UFC has already secured three main-event-caliber matches for UFC 100. The fight card has the exciting names – now it’s time to watch the exciting fights.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® today confirmed the remaining fights for the historic UFC® 100 event on Saturday, July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With an already stacked fight card, including two championship fights, the UFC has added Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher, Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar, Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller, Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jonathan Goulet, CB Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor and Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty.

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Josh Koscheck talks UFC 95 & getting back in the cage

It is hard to believe Josh Koscheck (12-4,10-4 UFC) has been in the UFC for four whole years, but he has. His first fight in the organization was against Chris Sanford in April ’05 at the original Ultimate Fighter Finale. In fact all but two of Koscheck’s professional fights have been in the UFC.

The only names he had lost to were names everyone is familiar with, big names, Fickett, St. Pierre, Alves. Koscheck has been in there with the toughest guys in the world, so when he was matched up with the unknown Paulo Thiago (11-0) at UFC 95, who was making his UFC debut, Koscheck was none too worried.

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Frank Trigg video blog – Feb. 24

PRO MMA (promma.info) is a proud supporter of the Frank Trigg video blog. Trigg Daddy is on his way to St. Petersburg, Russia to cover a Jeff Monson fight. Trigg also lets fans and friends know that MySpace is out and Facebook and Twitter are in and you can find him on both. Trigg gives … Read more

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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