MMA News and Notes
Oct 27, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
~ The problems continue for UFC light heavyweight veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou as he was defeated by Shamil Abdurahimov by TKO (Punches) in the 3rd round on Friday. The fight was a semi-final match, part of ADFC (Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship) heavyweight tournament. DREAM veteran Sokoudjou (9-8) has lost two straight & 6 of his last 10 bouts
~ PRIDE/DREAM veteran Ikuhisa Minowa overcame 300lb plus Chang Hee Kim via Submission (Armbar) at 2:07 of the first round on Sunday. It was only Kim’s second career MMA bout. Minowa improved to 47-31-8 with the victory, which was held in the JCB Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
~ PRIDE veteran Murilo “Ninja” Rua lost via unanimous decision to Roy Boughton this past Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the W-1 MMA promotion. Rua, the brother of UFC Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, has competed at heavyweight, light-heavyweight, and middleweight in his career.
~ The full list of UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez payouts are as follows:
Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Brock Lesnar: $400,000
Jake Shields: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus) def. Martin Kampmann: $27,000
Diego Sanchez: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def. Paulo Thiago: $18,000
Matt Hamill: $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz: $250,000
Brendan Schaub: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $67,000
Court McGee: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Jensen: $10,000
Tom Lawlor: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Patrick Cote: $21,000
Daniel Roberts: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Mike Guymon: $8,000
Sam Stout: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Paul Taylor: $16,000
Chris Camozzi: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Dongi Yang: $8,000
Jon Madsen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Gilbert Yvel: $30,000
~ Middleweight Dan Miller (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) meets WEC veteran Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen (46-13 MMA, 2-6 UFC) at UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck on December 11. Dan will be on the same card as his brother Jim Miller who will face Charles Oliveira on the same night.