UFC 98 post-fight press conference video

The UFC 98 post-fight presser starts out with the live gate and fight night bonus announcements then immediately the press starts in on Machida, trying to wrap their brains around what they witnessed with his utter decimation of Rashad Evans.

PART 1 – LYOTO MACHIDA

PART 2 & 3 after the jump…

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Machida, Hughes, Serra, and Larson take home UFC 98 bonus money

As is the custom, the fighters who perform the best are rewarded within the UFC. At UFC 98 four fighters were awarded a bonus of $60,000 each. Receiving the award for “FIGHT OF THE NIGHT” were Matt Hughes and Matt Serra for their back and forth bad blood battle that went the distance. Although Hughes won, both fighters received $60,000 each.

“KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT” of course went to Lyoto Machida for his devastating knockout of Rashad Evans. In the preliminary fights, Krzysztof Soszynski also had a highlight reel knockout of Andre Gusmao, but due to the magnitude of the fight, the impressive domination, and complete putting to sleep of Evans, Machida got the $60,000 reward.

“SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT” went to Brock Larson for his arm triangle choke of Mike Pyle. There were two other submission victories on the card; a guillotine choke by Yoshiyuki Yoshida and a guillotine choke by Tim Hague, but Larson got the nod for a cool sixty grand.

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UFC headed to Los Angeles October 24th

Dana White announced Saturday night at the UFC 98 post-fight press conference that the UFC will be coming to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on October 24, 2009. That would most likely make the evet UFC 104. The UFC has not been to the Staples Center since UFC 60: HUGHES VS. GRACIE back in May of 2006.

It will be the UFC’s first event anywhere in California since UFC 76: KNOCKOUT back in September 2007 when Keith Jardine won a split decision over Chuck Liddell in the main event at the Anaheim Center in Anaheim.

UFC 99: THE COMEBACK is the next UFC scheduled and it will take place in Cologne, Germany on June 13th. Following that, UFC 100: LESNAR vs. MIR 2 is set for July 11th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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UFC 98 results & play-by-play

UFC 98: EVANS vs. MACHIDA takes place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. We here at PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing you live round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card as well as the real time results from the undercard. As an extra treat beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT you can check out the LIVE UFC Multicast which has behind-the-scenes webcams of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans’ locker room, Lyoto Machida’s locker room, backstage walkway where fighters walk to the Octagon, and Octagon side with Dana White.

UFC 98 quick results:

George Roop def. Dave Kaplan by split decision
Yoshiyuki Yoshida def. Brandon Wolff by guillotine choke rd1
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Andre Gusmao by KO rd1
Kyle Bradley def. Phillipe Nover by TKO rd1
Tim Hague def. Patrick Barry by submission by guillotine rd1
Brock Larson def. Mike Pyle by submission triangle rd1
Frankie Edgar def. Sean Sherk by unanimous decision
Drew McFedries def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam by TKO rd1
Matt Hughes def. Matt Serra by unanimous decision
Lyoto Machida def. Rashad Evans by KO (punch) rd1

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Dana White UFC 98 video blog 5/20 – 5/21

Dana unveils a couple of new UFC title belts and the gang takes a ride in Lorenzo’s convertible. Dana is late to the press conference. Matt Serra shows off his abs. Dana lets some fans in his Ferrari for a photo op. We get to hear a phone call with the Iceman and ride with … Read more

UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida odds

BetUS.com, an official sponsor of PRO MMA (promma.info), has the odds for Saturday night’s UFC 98: EVANS vs. MACHIDA card taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are thinking about putting some money down on the fights, BetUS.com has some great betting lines, and if you are looking for some advice that could potentially fatten your wallet, listen to PRO MMA’s UFC 98 “BREAKDOWN” show where Richard and Jeff make their UFC 98 picks and look at the odds. Also, you can check out “PRO MMA’s UFC 98 Staff Picks” article for our predictions on each fight.

Lyoto Machida -200 vs. Rashad Evans +150
Matt Hughes -275 vs. Matt Serra +190
Sean Sherk -300 vs. Frank Edgar +200
Andre Gusmao -145 vs. Krzysztof Soszynski +105
Phillipe Nover -330 vs. Kyle Bradley +220
Yoshiyuki Yoshida -500 vs. Brandon Wolff +300
Patrick Barry -330 vs. Tim Hague +220
Dave Kaplan +140 vs. George Roop -180
Dan Miller -210 vs. Chael Sonnen +160
Drew McFedries +150 vs. Xavier Foupa Pokam -200
Brock Larson -350 vs. *Chris Wilson +225

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PRO MMA’s UFC 98 “BREAKDOWN”

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Richard Mann and Jeff Howard went down UFC 98’s main card on this edition of “BREAKDOWN“. The guys discussed everything from potential game plans, styles, previous bouts and betting lines. Matt Hughes and Matt Serra’s co-feature quickly became a hot topic that turned into a discussion about current and future UFC Hall of … Read more

UFC 98 weigh-in results

The weigh-ins for UFC 98: EVANS vs. MACHIDA took place this afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card, headlined by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans defending his title against number one contender Lyoto Machida, takes place tomorrow, May 23rd, and airs live on pay-per-view beginning at 7 PM … Read more

THE INFO episode 20: featuring Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate (6-2) dropped by on the latest edition of ‘THE INFO‘. Tate lost a three round unanimous decision to Sarah Kaufman (9-0) at Strikeforce: Challengers last week and talked to host Matt De La Rosa about the fight and the experience of being the co-main event on one of Strikeforce’s cards. De La Rosa … Read more

Lyoto Machida a.k.a. the urine drinking dragon; Catching up with Mark Coleman

Cofield speaks to Lyoto “the Dragon” Machida about the benefits and taste of urine therapy. Machida also talks about his upcoming fight with Rashad Evans, working with Satoshi Ishii, fighting against Brazilians, and more.

Mark Coleman interview after the jump…

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