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Aug 9 · UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen – Pics, Background Info and Fight Results

Damn that was a good UFC….especially cause I won the pool! Anyway here are some interesting links for anyone whos bored:

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen Post Fight Press Conference (Presser) Highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5gkYDNzb9Y

Matt Hughes and Clay Guida Post Fight Press Conference (Presser) Highlights:
http://www.ufc.com/media/117-Matt-Hughes-Clay-Guida-Post-Presser

John Fitch and Junior Dos Santos Post Fight Press Conference (Presser) Highlights:
http://www.ufc.com/media/117_fitch_dos_postpc

Dana White comments about some of the UFC 117 fights:
http://www.ufc.com/media/117-dana-postpc

Round by Round Re-cap courtesy of mmamania.com:
http://www.mmamania.com/2010/7/16/1573050/ufc-117-results-updates-and-live

And last but not least…the Clay Guida’s burp heard round the world:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr14OFtcyG8

The following is pretty much a copy and paste of the wikipedia article on UFC 117http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_117

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen

Silva vs. Sonnen was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 7, 2010 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, United States.[1]

Background

UFC President Dana White announced via ESPN on Jim Rome is Burning that Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva would face Chael Sonnen on August 7.[2][3] The winner will face Vitor Belfort in a matchup currently targeted for November.[4]

White threatened to cut Silva from the UFC if he fights the same way he did in his last bout in Abu Dhabi at UFC 112. “I’m telling you right now, if he acts like that again in the ring, I will cut him,” said White. “I don’t care if he’s the pound for pound best fighter in the world. I don’t care if he’s the middleweight champion.”

A bout between Joey Beltran and Matt Mitrione was reported to be in the works.[5] The fight was later moved to UFC 119.[6]

Stanislav Nedkov was scheduled to make his UFC debut against Rodney Wallace, but was replaced by Phil Davis after sustaining an injury.[7]

Thiago Silva was scheduled to face Tim Boetsch, but was forced off the card with an injury.[8] Silva’s replacement was Todd Brown.[9]

Dana White confirmed that the winners of the Nelson/dos Santos and Fitch/Alves fights will receive title shots in their respective divisions.[10][11]

The Fitch/Alves fight was changed to catchweight status after Alves weighed in at 171.5 lbs; 1.5 lbs over and a half-pound over the error threshold weight of 171 lbs. Alves was fined 20% of his purse.[12]

Results

Preliminary card

Hallman defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28).

Struve defeated Morecraft via TKO (punches) at 0:21 of round 2. This fight was broadcast on PPV following the Guida vs. dos Anjos fight.

Boetsch defeated Brown by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Hendricks defeated Brenneman via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 2.

Davis defeated Wallace via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).

Story defeated Hazelett via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of round 2.

Main card

dos Santos defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).

Hughes defeated Almeida via technical submission (modified front headlock) at 3:15 of round 1.

Guida defeated dos Anjos via submission (jaw injury) at 1:51 of round 3.

Fitch defeated Alves via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

Silva defeated Sonnen via submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 5 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship. This was only one of three fights in UFC history to end in the 5th round. The others were Randy Couture vs. Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 39, and B. J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Knockout of the Night: Stefan Struve
  • Submission of the Night: Anderson Silva and Matt Hughes

Entrance music

Fighter Artist Title Album
Anderson Silva DMX “No Sunshine” Exit Wounds OST
Ben Saunders Ludacris (feat. Young Jeezy) “Grew Up a Screw Up” Release Therapy [Clean]
Chael Sonnen Daryle Singletary “Too Much Fun” Daryle Singletary
Charlie Brenneman The Offspring “Bad Habit” Smash
Christian Morecraft Accept “Balls to the Wall” Balls to the Wall
Clay Guida Metallica “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” …And Justice For All
Dennis Hallman Michael Jackson “Man in the Mirror” Bad
Dustin Hazelett Ted Nugent “Stranglehold” Ted Nugent
Johny Hendricks ??? ??? ???
Jon Fitch Johnny Cash “Rusty Cage” Unchained
Junior dos Santos Bill Conti “Gonna Fly Now” Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky
Matt Hughes Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive” The Bocephus Box
Phil Davis ??? ??? ???
Rafael Dos Anjos ??? ??? ???
Ricardo Almeida Social Distortion “Ball and Chain” Social Distortion
Rick Story ??? ??? ???
Rodney Wallace ??? ??? ???
Roy Nelson “Weird Al” Yankovic “Fat” Even Worse
Stefan Struve Linkin Park “Faint” Meteora
Thiago Alves ??? ??? ???
Tim Boetsch Basil Poledouris Conan The Barbarian Main Theme ???
Todd Brown Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” Greatest Hits

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References

  1. ^ “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen”. ufc.com. August 7, 2010. http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC117#/fight.
  2. ^ “Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen targeted for August in Utah, potentially UFC 117″. mmajunkie.com. April 14, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/18719/anderson-silva-vs-chael-sonnen-targeted-for-august-in-utah-potentially-ufc-117.mma.
  3. ^ “UFC Planning Silva-Sonnen Showdown”. sherdog.com. April 14, 2010. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/White-UFC-Planning-Silva-Sonnen-Showdown-23878.
  4. ^ “Vitor Belfort Will Challenge Silva-Sonnen Winner for UFC Middleweight Title in November”. MMAFrenzy.com. May 20, 2010. http://mmafrenzy.com/14545/vitor-belfort-will-challenge-silva-sonnen-winner-for-ufc-middleweight-title-in-november.
  5. ^ “TrueFighting.com”. Truefighting.webs.com. May 10, 2010. http://truefighting.webs.com/apps/blog/show/3707205-beltran-vs-mitrione-in-the-works-for-ufc-117-in-oakland. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  6. ^ Marrocco, Steven (May 28, 2010). “UFC 119 targeted for Sept. 25 in Indianapolis, Mitrione vs. Beltran on tap”. MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19340/ufc-119-targeted-for-sept-25-in-indianapolis-mitrione-vs-beltran-on-tap.mma.
  7. ^ “Phil Davis replaces injured Stanislav Nedkov, meets Rodney Wallace at UFC 117″. mmajunkie.com. July 22, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/20018/phil-davis-replaces-injured-stanislav-nedkov-meets-rodney-wallace-at-ufc-117.mma.
  8. ^ “Thiago Silva injured again, replacement search underway for UFC 117 slot”. mmajunkie.com. July 27, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/20065/thiago-silva-injured-again-replacement-search-underway-for-ufc-117-slot.mma.
  9. ^ Stupp, Dann (July 27, 2010). “UFC newcomer Todd Brown replaces Thiago Silva at UFC 117, meets Tim Boetsch”. MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/20068/ufc-newcomer-todd-brown-replaces-thiago-silva-at-ufc-117-meets-tim-boetsch.mma.
  10. ^ Morgan, John (July 4, 2010). “Lesnar vs. Velasquez up next for UFC title; Dos Santos vs. Nelson winner on deck”. MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19807/lesnar-vs-velasquez-up-next-for-ufc-title-dos-santos-vs-nelson-winner-on-deck.mma.
  11. ^ “Dana White confirms UFC 117s Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves winner gets title shot”. mmajunkie.com. August 5, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/20179/dana-white-confirms-ufc-117s-jon-fitch-vs-thiago-alves-winner-gets-title-shot.mma.
  12. ^ “UFC 117 live weigh-in results”. mmajunkie.com. August 6, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/20168/ufc-117-live-weigh-in-results.mma.
  13. ^ “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Post-Fight Press Conference”. bloodyelbow.com. August 8, 2010. http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/8/7/1610804/ufc-117-silva-vs-sonnen-post-fight.
  14. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/431353-ufc-117-anderson-silva-vs-chael-sonnen-live-blogging-the-results
  15. ^ http://www.mmaentrances.com

Aug 5 · UFC 116 – Pics, Background Info and Fight Results

The following is pretty much a copy and paste of the wikipedia article on UFC 116

UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 3, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[4]

Background

Shane Carwin, who won the interim heavyweight championship by defeating Frank Mir at UFC 111, faced current heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. The two were originally set to face each other at UFC 106 then UFC 108, before Carwin won the interim heavyweight championship, but Lesnar pulled out of the fight due to an illness that kept him from training.

Cheick Kongo was scheduled to face Roy Nelson,[5] but a back injury sidelined Kongo.[6] Nelson is expected to face Junior dos Santos at UFC 117.[7]

Alessio Sakara was set to fight Nate Marquardt,[8] but Sakara pulled out of the bout after the death of his father.[9]

Jacob Volkmann was scheduled to fight Paul Kelly as one of the preliminary fights, but Kelly reportedly had to pull out of the July 3 fight due to visa issues.[10] The bout will possibly be rescheduled for a later date.

Also, UFC newcomer Ricardo Romero was scheduled to fight Steve Cantwell after Cantwell’s recent medical ban ended. However, the fight was cancelled for unknown reasons[11] and Cantwell was replaced by UFC returnee Seth Petruzelli.[12]

On June 17, 2010, Julio Paulino withdrew from his fight against Daniel Roberts. Forrest Petz returned to the UFC and replaced Paulino.[13]

On June 22, 2010, Wanderlei Silva had to withdraw from his co-main event fight against Yoshihiro Akiyama due to three broken ribs and an injured right knee. Akiyama was then matched against Chris Leben. [14]

The bout between Kendall Grove and Goran Reljic was originally slated for the live prelims show on Spike TV. However, it was later demoted and replaced by Seth Petruzelli vs. Ricardo Romero because of Grove’s criticism of the Spike TV network and The Ultimate Fighter television show.[15]

UFC President Dana White confirmed that the winner of the heavyweight title fight will defend the title against the undefeated Cain Velasquez.[16]

Results

Preliminary card

Madsen defeated Vemola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Roberts defeated Petz via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

Harris defeated Branch via KO (slam) at 2:35 of round 3. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Schaub vs. Tuchscherer fight.

Grove defeated Reljic via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28). This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Lesnar vs. Carwin fight.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Romero defeated Petruzelli via submission (armbar) at 3:05 of round 2.

Schaub defeated Tuchscherer via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of round 1.

Main card

Sotiropoulos defeated Pellegrino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Bonnar defeated Soszynski via TKO (strikes) at 3:08 of round 2.

Lytle defeated Brown via submission (straight armbar) at 2:02 of round 2.

Leben defeated Akiyama via submission (triangle choke) at 4:40 of round 3.

Lesnar defeated Carwin via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:19 of round 2 to become the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.[17]

  • Fight of the Night: Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski and Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
  • Knockout of the Night: Gerald Harris
  • Submission of the Night: Brock Lesnar

Reported payout

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or “locker room” bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC’s traditional “fight night” bonuses.[18]

  • Brock Lesnar $400,000 (no win bonus) def. Shane Carwin ($40,000)
  • Chris Leben $86,000 ($43,000 win bonus) def. Yoshihiro Akiyama ($45,000)
  • Chris Lytle $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Matt Brown ($10,000)
  • Stephan Bonnar $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Krzysztof Soszynski ($10,000)
  • George Sotiropoulos $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Kurt Pellegrino ($25,000)
  • Brendan Schaub $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Chris Tuchscherer ($12,000)
  • Ricardo Romero $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Seth Petruzelli ($10,000)
  • Kendall Grove $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Goran Reljic ($5,000)
  • Gerald Harris $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Dave Branch($6,000)
  • Daniel Roberts $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Forrest Petz ($6,000)
  • Jon Madsen $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Vemola ($8,000)

Entrance music

Fighter Artist Title Album
Brendan Schaub Eminem “Square Dance” The Eminem Show
Brock Lesnar Metallica Enter Sandman Metallica
Chris Leben Red Hot Chili Peppers Love Rollercoaster Beavis and Butt-head Do America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Chris Lytle P.O.D. Lights Out Testify
Chris Tuchscherer Skillet Monster Awake
George Sotiropoulos Black Sabbath Iron Man Paranoid
Karlos Vemola ??? ??? ???
Jon Madsen Prong “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” Cleansing
Krzysztof Soszynski The Presets My People Apocalypso
Kurt Pellegrino Eminem Not Afraid Recovery
Matt Brown Hank Williams, Jr. “I’d Love to Knock the Hell Out of You” Stormy
Shane Carwin Drowning Pool Bodies Sinner
Stephan Bonnar The Who Eminence Front It’s Hard
Yoshihiro Akiyama Andrea Bocelli (feat. Sarah Brightman) Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) Time to Say Goodbye

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References

  1. ^ http://www.mmamania.com/2010/7/14/1569980/ufc-116-nabs-4053990-at-the-gate#comments
  2. ^ http://www.mmamania.com/2010/7/14/1569980/ufc-116-nabs-4053990-at-the-gate#comments
  3. ^ http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/7/7/1557743/information-on-ufc-116-buyrate
  4. ^ “UFC 116: LESNAR vs. CARWIN”. ufc.com. May 4, 2010. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.home&eid=3262.
  5. ^ “ROY NELSON VS CHEICK KONGO AT UFC 116- MMA WEEKLY – Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more”. Mma Weekly. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=11341&zoneid=13. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  6. ^ “Exclusive – Cheick Kongo: injured, no confirmation on Roy Nelson matchup nor UFC 116 return”. Riddum.com. April 30, 2010. http://riddum.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=716:cheick-kongo-injured-no-confirmation-on-roy-nelson-matchup-nor-ufc-116-return&catid=50:ufc-news&Itemid=122. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  7. ^ “Roy Nelson vs. Junior Dos Santos in the works for UFC 117 main card”. MMAjunkie.com. May 10, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19070/roy-nelson-vs-junior-dos-santos-in-the-works-for-ufc-117-main-card.mma. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  8. ^ “NATE MARQUARDT VS. ALESSIO SAKARA AT UFC 116- MMA WEEKLY – Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more”. Mma Weekly. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=11345&zoneid=13. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  9. ^ Holland, Jesse. “Report: Alessio Sakara withdraws from UFC 116 fight with Nate Marquardt”. MMA Mania. http://www.mmamania.com/2010/5/2/1454804/report-alessio-sakara-withdraws. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  10. ^ “Twitter / Jacob Volkmann: I will not be fighting July 3rd in Vegas because the stupid brit did not get his visa in time. I will kill him Aug 3rd.”. Twitter.com. http://twitter.com/JacobVolkmann/status/15221435412. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  11. ^ “Ricardo Romero vs. Steve Cantwell In The Works For UFC 116″. heavy.com. June 3, 2010. http://www.heavy.com/mma/mma-news/2010/06/ricardo-romero-vs-steve-cantwell-in-the-works-for-ufc-116/.
  12. ^ Marrocco, Steven (June 4, 2010). “Seth Petruzelli rejoins UFC, meets Ricardo Romero on UFC 116 preliminary card”. MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19415/seth-petruzelli-rejoins-ufc-meets-ricardo-romero-on-ufc-116-preliminary-card.mma. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  13. ^ Forrest Petz replaces injured Julio Paulino, meets Daniel Roberts at UFC 116
  14. ^ Wanderlei Silva Off UFC 116
  15. ^ Grove vs. Reljic demoted, Petruzelli vs. Romero promoted to UFC 116′s “UFC Prelims”
  16. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/19769/ufcs-white-confirms-velasquez-fights-ufc-116s-lesnar-vs-carwin-winner.mma#comments
  17. ^ “UFC 116 fighter bonuses: Six fighters each earn $75,000 awards”. mmajunkie.com. 2010-07-04. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19805/ufc-116-fighter-bonuses-six-fighters-each-earn-75k-awards.mma.
  18. ^ “UFC 116 fighters salaries: Brock Lesnar leads $923K payroll”. mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/19820/ufc-116-fighters-salaries-brock-lesnar-leads-xxx-payroll.mma. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  19. ^ http://www.mmaentrances.com/
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