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

News and Notes

Awards

  • 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 fightforthetroops.com

– 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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UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Melvin Guillard def. Evan Dunham via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:59
  • Matt Mitrione def. Tim Hague via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
  • Mark Hominick def. George Roop via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
  • Pat Barry def. Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:33
  • DaMarques Johnson def. Mike Guymon via verbal submission (injury from body triangle) – Round 1, 3:22
  • Rani Yahya def. Mike Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Waylon Lowe def. Willamy Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Charlie Brenneman def. Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chris Cariaso def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2011 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Matt Wiman vs Cole Miller Targeted for UFC 125 in January

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21087/matt-wiman-vs-cole-miller-in-the-works-for-ufc-125-in-january.mma

Matt Wiman

– 12-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Shane Nelson, Thiago Tavares, Mac Danzig

Cole Miller

17-4-0 MMA/ 6-2 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Ross Pearson, Dan Lauzon, Leonard Garcia

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC Fight Night 22 Shake-Up Continues: Matt Wiman Out; Charles Oliveira in versus Efrain Escudero

MMA Weekly Reports:

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=12381&zoneid=13

Charles Oliveira

– 13-0-0 MMA Record / 1-0 UFC Record

– 6 TKO, 6 Sub, 1 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Alexandre Bezerra, Darren Elkins

Efrain Escudero

– 13-1-0 MMA/3-1 UFC

– 1 TKO, 9 Sub, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Cole Miller, Phillipe Nover, Dan Lauzon

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC Ultimate Fight Night 22 Mix Up: Efrain Escudero vs Matt Wiman Co-Headlines; John Gunderson vs Yves Edwards also Added

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20337/escudero-vs-wiman-new-ufn-22-co-headliner-edwards-vs-gunderson-on-prelims.mma

Efrain Escudero

– 13-1-0 MMA/3-1 UFC

– 1 TKO, 9 Sub, 3 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Cole Miller, Phillipe Nover, Dan Lauzon

Matt Wiman

– 12-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Shane Nelson, Thiago Tavares, Mac Danzig

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John Gunderson

– 23-7-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC Record

– Won 4 of Last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Bryan Caraway, Mark Holst, Enoch Wilson

Yves Edwards

– 38-16-1 MMA/ 6-4 UFC Record

– Won 4 of last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Hermes Franca, James Warfield, James Edson Berto

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Mac Danzig vs Matt Wiman Rematch Scheduled for UFN 22

Heavy.com Reports:

http://www.heavy.com/mma/mma-news/2010/06/wiman-vs-danzig-ii-set-for-ufc-fight-night-22-in-september/

Mac Danzig

– 19-8-1 MMA/ 3-4 UFC Record

– Lost 4 of last 5 Fights

– Notable Wins: Justin Buchholz, Mark Bocek, Tom Speer

Matt Wiman

– 12-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Shane Nelson, Thiago Tavares, Mac Danzig

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC 115 News & Notes – Who or What’s Next

News & Notes

– Fight of the Night Bonus: Carlos Condit vs Rory MacDonald. Both fighters received an $85k bonus for their effort

– Submission of the Night: Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. He received an $85k bonus.

– Knockout of the Night: Rich Franklin. Also received an $85k bonus.

– Rich Franklin broke his arm blocking a kick from Chuck Liddell early in the fight, yet continued until he was awarded to KO victory. Man’s Game.

– In an interview after the fights, Dana White guaranteed that UFC 115 was the last time we see Chuck Liddell fight.

– Pat Barry broke his hand in the first round, and a bone in his foot sometime in the second round in his loss to Mirko “Cro Crop” Filipovic.

– UFC 115 was Mirko “Cro Crop” Filipovic’s last fight on his contract, a new one is expected to be worked out shortly.

Who or What’s Next

Rich Franklin – Rich may be on the shelf for a while mending his broken arm, but likely opponents on his return are Forrest Griffin or Lyoto Machida

Chuck Liddell – I’m 90% sure this is the last time we see Chuck Liddell in the cage. He is a legend of the sport, and has nothing left to prove. Thank you for the memories.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic – Likely upcoming opponents for Cro Cop are Ben Rothwell, Micheal Russow, or a rematch with Cheick Kongo.

Pat Barry – Honestly, I think some time in the local circuit could do Barry a lot of good. Until he gets some sort of ground game in his skill set, he will never be a true threat in the UFC. He needs to have a gut check, and see if fighting is what he really wants to do for a living. In multiple interviews, he’s openly admitted about his awful diet and it shows when he fights. He completely gassed after the first round, which led to Cro Cop busting him up.

Ben Rothwell – I think a fight with Cro Cop, which was in the works a while ago is still a fantastic match-up for both fighters. If not Mirko, I’d love to see a rematch with Roy Nelson. Their fight in the IFL was really close and highly entertaining.

Gilbert Yvel – Gilbert Yvel should return to K-1 kick boxing. After 2 straight losses in the UFC, he’s likely to get his walking papers this week.

Martin Kampmann – Kampmann exploded in to title contention after his dismantling of Paulo Thiago at UFC 115. With the title on hold for a while, with George St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck off filming the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter, one or two title eliminator fights are in his future. Dan Hardy or Dong-Hyun Kim are likely choices for his next bout.

Paulo Thiago – Since Paulo Thiago has debuted in the UFC, he’s been matched up against top 10 welterweights for every fight with the exception of Jacob Volkmann. I really think a step down in competition could really do him some good. Possibly someone like Diego Sanchez, Anthony Johnson, or Matt Serra would be fights with big name recognition and still be a step back.

Carlos Condit – Likely future opponent options for Condit may be Dong-Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, or Mike Swick.

Rory MacDonald – Even though I predicted MacDonald to beat Condit at UFC 115, I still thought it was way too high of a jump in competition for such a young prospect. MacDonald will most likely be on a medical suspension for a while, but when he returns I’d like to see him fight a couple guys closer to his experience level. James Wilks, Amir Sadollah, or Jesse Lennox would be viable options.

Evan Dunham – Even Dunham will likely sky rocket into most people’s top ten lightweight lists, after he completely controlled Tyson Griffin for all three rounds. It’s top level guys from here on out for Dunham. I could see Dunham getting the winner of the George Sotiropoulos/Kurt Pellegrino fight, which takes place in July.

Tyson Griffin – With most of the upper-level lightweights already in bout agreements. Griffin will most likely get the loser of the Sotiropoulos/Pellegrino fight.

Mac Danzig – Danzig may not know this, but that fluke stoppage maybe the best thing to ever happen to him. It earns him at least one more nice payday in the UFC, because a rematch with Wiman is likely.

Matt Wiman – Rematch with Mac Danzig is likely.

Mario Miranda – Unfortunately for Miranda, his dominant victory over David Loiseau was not shown due to time constraints. Miranda has a lot of potential, and I hope they continue to give him a few more “warm-up” fights before he takes a big jump in competition. Tom Lawlor, Ryan Jensen, or Nick Catone would be perfect.

David Loiseau – It’s back to the Canadian local circuit for “The Crow”.

James Wilks – Mike Guymon seems like the perfect fit for James Wilks’ next opponet. It’s a fight Wilks is very capable of winning, but Guymon will give him a tough test to see where Wilks is on the welterweight ladder.

Peter Sobotta – It’s back to the European local circuit for Peter Sobotta after going 0-2 in the UFC.

Claude Patrick – In an interview with MMA Fanhouse after his UFC 115 victory, Claude Patrick called out Dong-Hyun Kim. As intriguing and exciting that fight would be, I feel Patrick could benefit from more showcase fights. Claude Patrick very well may be a future top ten welterweight, but a slow rise to the top will be better in the long run. I’d like to see Patrick against someone like James Wilks, Mike Pyle, or TJ Grant for now.

Ricardo Funch – It’s back to the Brazilian local circuit for Ricardo Funch.

Mike Pyle – Pyle had his most impressive showing of his career at UFC 115 with his win over Jesse Lennox. Another B level fighter is likely in the future for Pyle. TJ Grant, Brian Foster, or Matt Serra would be solid options.

Jesse Lennox – Lennox is a fighter that may be getting his pink slip from the UFC, but I hope that isn’t the case. His fight with Pyle was non-stop action, and I believe it earned him another fight inside the UFC. If he does stay, a fight with Renzo Gracie, Mike Guymon, or UFC-newcomer Curt Warburton would work.

 
 

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