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UFC 127 News & Notes / Who or What’s Next

News & Notes

  • Fight of the Night: Brian Ebersole vs Chris Lytle ($75k Bonus)
  • Knockout of the Night: Mark Hunt ($75k Bonus)
  • Submission of the Night: Kyle Noke ($75k Bonus)
  • Attendance: 18, 186  (Australian Attendance Record)
  • $3.5 Million Live Gate
  • Following his victory, Michael Bisping spit on a member of Jorge Rivera’s camp
  • Rivera’s camp also believes Bisping should be suspended following the blatant illegal knee, spitting incident, and the taunting after the victory.
  • BJ Penn hinted at retirement if would have lost the fight against Fitch
  • Dana White is paying Riki Fukuda a win bonus and will treat the fight as a win for him, despite the judges seeing the fight for Nick Ring.
  • James Te Huna is donating his entire purse to the New Zealand Earthquake Relief Fund; The UFC is matching the donation

Possible Fights to Make after UFC 127

  • Jon Fitch vs BJ Penn II (Possibly for Welterweight Title)
  • Michael Bisping vs Chael Sonnen (Pending Sonnen’s Suspension)
  • Jorge Rivera vs Kyle Noke
  • Dennis Siver vs Melvin Guillard
  • George Sotiropoulos vs Evan Dunham
  • Brian Ebersole vs Matt Riddle
  • Chris Lytle vs Paulo Thiago
  • Chris Camozzi vs Maiquel Falco
  • Ross Pearson vs Jacob Volkmann
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs Rich Franklin
  • James Te Huna vs Stanislav Nedkov
  • Nick Ring vs Rich Attonito
  • Riki Fukuda vs Tom Lawlor
  • Anthony Perosh vs Jared Hamman
  • Tiequan Zhang vs Javier Vazquez
  • Mark Hunt vs Pat Barry
  • Curt Warburton vs Cody McKenzie
  • Maciej Jewtuszko vs Paul Taylor

Likely Cut Following Losses at UFC 127

  • Chris Tuchscherer
  • Jason Reinhardt
  • Spencer Fisher
  • Tom Blackledge
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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in News and Notes, UFC, What or Who's Next?


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UFC 126: News & Notes/ Who or What’s Next

News & Notes

  • Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs Paul Kelly ($75k Bonus)
  • Submission of the Night: Jon Jones ($75k Bonus)
  • Knockout of the Night: Anderson Silva ($75k Bonus)
  • Anderson Silva credits Steven Segal for the kick used to knockout Vitor Belfort
  • If Georges St. Pierre beats Jake Shields, Anderson Silva vs GSP is next… Likely to take place in Dallas, Texas or Montreal, Canada
  • Dana White says Yushin Okami is deserving of title shot, but may have to wait for it
  • Rashad Evans has a sprained knee ligament and is forced out of fight against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC 128
  • After victory over Ryan Bader, Jon Jones earns the right to fill-in for Evans against Rua
  • Donald Cerrone recieved news that his grandfather passed away, shortly after his win over Paul Kelly
  • Chad Mendes feels he’s ready to face the winner of Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick
  • Announced Attendance: 10,893 – With live gate of $3.6 Million
  • UFC likely headed to Japan and Sweden in 2011
  • Despite rumors of a cancellation… Brian Stann vs Wanderlei Silva still a go for UFC 130

Possible Next Fights for UFC 126 Fighters

  • Anderson Silva vs Georges St. Pierre
  • Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquardt
  • Forrest Griffin vs Phil Davis
  • Rich Franklin vs Ryan Bader
  • Jon Jones vs Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua
  • Jake Ellenberger vs Mike Pierce
  • Carlos Eduardo Rocha vs DaMarques Johnson
  • Miguel Torres vs Brad Pickett
  • Antonio Banuelos vs Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto
  • Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon
  • Chad Mendes vs Diego Nunes
  • Demetrious Johnson vs Scott Jorgenson
  • Paul Taylor vs Yuri Alcantara
  • Kyle Kingsbury vs Krzystof Soszynski
  • Ricardo Romero vs Tim Boestch
  • Kenny Robertson vs Mark Scanlon

Likely to Get Cut

  • Gabe Ruediger
  • Paul Kelly
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in News and Notes, UFC, What or Who's Next?


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Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg News and Notes/ Who or What’s Next?

News and Notes

– It was two rowdy fans that threw a water bottle and beer at Nick Diaz following his victory over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos. Supposedly some Nick Diaz fans “took care” of the problem.

– Nick Diaz isn’t impressed with either potential next challenger – Paul Daley or Tyron Woodley

– ‘Jacare’ ready for all challengers, except Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller

– ‘Jacare’ also would like to return to the cage as soon as possible

– Herschel Walker isn’t promising a third fight yet, but if he does fight again, he wants a tougher opponent

– Walker has no desire to be an alternate in the heavyweight GP

– Coker announced the attendance at 9,059

– Jeff Monson has already been rumored to be Roger Gracie’s next opponent

– Darren Uyenoyama was in attendance Saturday night, and mentioned on Twitter that he could be fighting for Strikeforce and U.S. soil soon.

Matches to Make after Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg

  • Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley
  • Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos vs Jorge Masvidal
  • Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller
  • Robbie Lawler vs Luke Rockhold
  • Herschel Walker vs Abe Wagner
  • Roger Gracie vs Jeff Monson
  • Trevor Prangley vs Antwain Britt
  • Nate Moore vs Bobby Voelker
  • James Terry vs Roger Bowling

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UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 News & Notes/ Who or What’s Next

News and Notes


  • Fight of the Night: Yves Edwards vs Cody McKenzie ($30k Bonus)
  • Knockout of the Night: Melvin Guillard ($30k Bonus)
  • Submission of the Night: Yves Edwards ($30 K Bonus)

Melvin Guillard believes he should be the next in line for the UFC lightweight title after TKO win over Evan Dunham

– Mark Hominick earns a shot at the UFC featherweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 129 in Toronto after his TKO win over George Roop

– The Fight for the Troops 2 show made over $6ook on the phone lines alone, millions more expected from online donations.

– You can still make donations to help fund the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Funds at

– The UFC expects to do have Fight for the Troops 3 sometime in 2012

– Matt Mitrione mentioned he’d “like to be tested” in his next fight after beating Tim Hague

Fights to Make After UFC Fight Night 23

  • Melvin Guillard vs Kenny Florian
  • Evan Dunham vs Matt Wiman
  • Matt Mitrione vs Ben Rothwell
  • Mark Hominick vs Jose Aldo
  • George Roop vs Fredson Paixao
  • Pat Barry vs Cheick Kongo
  • Joey Beltran vs Rob Broughton
  • Yves Edwards vs Danny Castillo
  • Cody McKenzie vs Danny Downes
  • DeMarques Johnson vs Pascal Krauss
  • Rani Yahya vs Javier Vasquez
  • Mike Thomas Brown vs Josh Grispi
  • Waylon Lowe vs Ricardo Lamas
  • William Freire vs Mike Lullo Jr.
  • Charlie Brenneman vs John Howard
  • Chris Cariaso vs Clint Godfrey

Fighters Likely to Be Cut

  • Tim Hague
  • Amilcar Alves
  • Will Campuzano
  • Mike Guymon
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Posted by on January 23, 2011 in News and Notes, UFC, What or Who's Next?


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Isaac de Jesus vs Russ Miura Added to Tachi Palace Fights 9

Sherdog Reports:

Isaac de Jesus

– 9-3-0 MMA Record

– 1 TKO, 2 Sub, 6 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Nam Phan, Bobby Stack

Russ Miura

– 8-1-0 MMA Record

– 5 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: John Hosman


Isaac DeJesus will defend his featherweight title against Russ Miura at Tachi Palace Fights 9. The event takes place on May 5th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.

DeJesus defends his title for the first time since becoming Tachi Palace’s inaugural featherweight champ after defeating Nam Phan by TKO in the first round in February 2010. DeJesus has since lost two fights: one was to former WEC lightweight champion, Rob McCullough at a catchweight of 160-pounds, and the other was to Micah Miller who missed weight by several pounds.

Russ Miura will get a shot at the featherweight title in his TPF debut, but carries a five-fight win streak with him outside the promotion. Miura’s only professional loss came to the former flyweight “King of Pancrase” Mitsuhisa Sunabe in January 2006.

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Posted by on January 17, 2011 in Local Shows, News and Notes


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UFC 125 News & Notes / Who or What’s Next?

UFC 125 News & Notes

  • Fight of the Night: Frank Edgar vs Gray Maynard ($60k bonus checks awarded to both fighters)
  • Knockout of the Night: Jeremey Stephens over Marcus Davis ($60k bonus check awarded to Stephens)
  • Submission of the Night: Clay Guida over Takanori Gomi ($60k bonus check awarded to Guida)
  • Dana White said Anthony Pettis would get the next title shot, but had a change of heart and awarded Gray Maynard an immediate rematch
  • Dong Hyun-Kim called out Georges St. Pierre after his victory over Nate Diaz
  • Brian Stann called out Wanderlei Silva at the post fight press conference
  • UFC 125 draws an attendance of 12,688 people with a live gate of $2.17 million
  • Jon Jones calls out Thiago Silva on Twitter for the disrespect Silva showed Brandon Vera in the cage with the open-palm slaps


Fights to Make After UFC 125

  1. Frank Edgar vs Gray Maynard III
  2. Brian Stann vs Alan Belcher
  3. Chris Leben vs Court McGee
  4. Thiago Silva vs Matt Hamill
  5. Dong Hyun-Kim vs Josh Koscheck
  6. Nate Diaz vs John Hathaway
  7. Clay Guida vs Ben Henderson
  8. Jeremy Stephens vs Takanori Gomi
  9. Dustin Poirier vs Javier Vasquez
  10. Josh Grispi vs Mike Brown
  11. Brad Tavares vs Tom Lawlor
  12. Diego Nunes vs Manny Gamburyan
  13. Daniel Roberts vs TJ Grant
  14. Jacob Volkmann vs Nik Lentz
  15. Antonio McKee vs Mac Danzig

Fighters Likely to Be Cut Following Their Loss at UFC 125

  • Phil Baroni
  • Greg Soto
  • Brandon Vera
  • Marcus Davis
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Posted by on January 3, 2011 in News and Notes, UFC, What or Who's Next?


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UFC 124: News & Notes

  UFC 124 News & Notes

  • Mac Danzig was awarded the “Knockout of the Night” award for his first round KO victory over Joe Stevenson. He earned a $100k bonus check.


  • Mark Bocek was Awarded the “Submission of the Night” award for his first round victory via a slick triangle choke. He earned a $100k bonus check.


  • Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck were awarded the “Fight of the Night” award, chosen by the fans for the first time in UFC history. Both fighters earned a $100k bonus check.


  • UFC 124 draws reported record breaking attendance of 23,152. Live gate was $4.6 Million.


  • Dana White allowed the fans to pick the “Fight of the Night” for the first time in UFC history, but won’t let it happen again. He said clearly Matt Riddle and Sean Pierson put on the fight of the night. White said he will “take care” of Riddle and Pierson for their efforts.


  • Georges St. Pierre wants his fight with Jake Shields to take place at UFC 131 in Toronto in April.


  • Dana White hinted at the heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos could take place at UFC 131 in Toronto.


  • Mark Bocek called out George Sotiropolous after his UFC 124 victory. Bocek feels everyone thinks Sotiropolous is the best Brazilian Ju-Jitsu fighter in the lightweight division, and he’d like to change that.


  • Georges St. Pierre has won 30 rounds in a row.


  • Dana White said Stefan Struve is now “in the mix” in the heavyweight division.


  • Josh Koscheck suffered a broken orbital bone in his fight with Georges St. Pierre.
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Posted by on December 12, 2010 in News and Notes, UFC


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