UFC on FUEL TV 3 undercard: Dos Anjos, McKenzie, Rivera victorious

Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos, Cody McKenzie, Brad Tavares, and Francisco Rivera were among the winners on the facebook portion of the UFC on FUEL TV 3 card in Fairfax, Va.

“Fight-night” bonuses: Grant, Johnson, Belcher and Gouveia, each earn $65k for their performances at “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Alan Belcher, Wilson Gouveia, T.J. Grant and DaMarques Johnson each earned $65 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” event.

Belcher and Gouveia both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Johnson cashed in on his fight ending triangle choke earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and T.J. Grant swung his way to the”Knockout of the Night” award.

Despite being on the under card, Belcher used the inspiration from his many family and friends in attendance to stand in the pocket and deliver an action packed performance versus Wilson Gouveia. Belcher came out on top with the TKO stoppage in the first round, earning himself a cool $65k bonus for his part in the night’s “Fight of the Night.”

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T.J. Grant replaces Goulet to face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 100 on July 11

Welterweight Canadian standout Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet (22-10) was scheduled to face Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim (11-0-1) at UFC 100 on July 11th, however, a dislocated shoulder suffered in training has forced Goulet to pull out of the fight according to a press release received by PRO MMA (promma.info) on Thursday.

Replacing Goulet in the preliminary bout will be fellow Canadian T.J. Grant (14-2) who will be making his second Octagon appearance. Grant’s UFC debut came back in April when he defeated PRIDE veteran Ryo Chonan (15-10) via split decision at UFC 97.

A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 25-year-old T.J. Grant will be facing the toughest opponent of his career when he goes up against the “Stun Gun.” A fourth-degree Judo black belt from South Korea, Kim is undefeated inside and outside the Octagon.

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UFC 97: REDEMPTION – PRO MMA staff picks

Once again the PRO MMA (promma.info) elders make their predictions. The event is UFC 97: REDEMPTION going down this Saturday night, April 18th in Montreal, Canada. The headliner is a UFC Middleweight Title fight between Champion Anderson Silva and Thales Leites. 

Take a look at our predictions, see if you agree or disagree, and let us know why. Submit your picks as well.

Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
Denny Hodge: I don’t think Leites is going to be successful at getting the champ to the ground, to show us his world class ground game. Silva by TKO in Round 2.
Jeff Howard: Silva over Leites-I think Leites has a chance, if he can get Silva down. With that said, Leites’ chin is like glass and he will get crushed trying to take Anderson down.
Eddie Constantine: Silva by TKO RD2 – Silva should be able to overpower Leites, wearing him out as Thales attempts to take Anderson down tiring him out in the process.
Jack Bratcher: Silva wins in round one via (T)KO (strikes) because he can.

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Meet your UFC rookies: UFN 18 & UFC 97

Jesse Sanders: UFC rookie fighting at UFN 18 vs. Brock Larson

It is time once again for PRO MMA (promma.info) to release our UFC rookie update. What we try to do is give our readers the opportunity to at least get somewhat familiar with UFC newcomers who will be appearing on upcoming cards. In this edition of “Meet your UFC rookies” we will take a look at the next two UFC cards; Ultimate Fight Night 18 and UFC 97: Redemption. Just on these two cards alone, there will be seven fighters who have never fought in the UFC. Some of them most likely you have heard of or seen fight and there are probably one or two you have not. So take a couple of minutes and get to know the new blood. It is quite possible one of these newcomers could be a future UFC champion.

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