MMA News and Notes
Mar 8, 2011 - by Alex Peredo
~ Suspension stemming from UFC on Versus 3 held last Thursday
* Diego Sanchez: Out Indefinitely = left orbital bone must be cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon before he is OK to compete.
* Martin Kampmann: Out Indefinitely = needs an all-clear from an orthopedist for his right hand
* CB Dollaway: 60 days = Eligible to return on May 3 due to suffering a KO
* Thiago Tavares: 60 days = Eligible to return on May 3 due to suffering a KO loss
* Todd Brown: 60 days = Eligible to return on May 3 due to suffering a TKO loss
~ UFC welterweight veteran Luigi Fioravanti improved to 22-8 with a unanimous decision victory over Mike Geurin in Niagara Falls, New York on Saturday. Held under the Raging Wolf promotion, Fioravanti has now won 5 straight. He owns a career 4-5 record in the UFC.
~ The full list of Bellator 25 salaries includes… The grand total was $142,000
Lyman Good: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris Lozano $10,000
Jay Hieron: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Lapsley: $10,000
Rick Hawn: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jim Wallhead: $10,000
Brent Weedman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hornbuckle: $10,000
Joachiim Spiritwolf: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Jara: $1,000
Brandon Bender: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Josh Herrick: $1,000
Champ Zoila Frausto: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Karina Halinan: $1,500
Paul Ruiz: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus) def. Jesus Castro: $500
~ A replay of this past weekend’s “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” event airs Tuesday on Showtime Extreme. The broadcast begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast also will be available On Demand beginning Tuesday and running through March 21. The event initially took place this past Saturday, March 5, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
~ Promotional veteran Toby Imada (28-15 MMA, 4-2 BFC) vs. Ferrid Kheder (18-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is signed for the lightweight tournament at Bellator 36, which takes place March 12 at Louisiana’s Shreveport Municipal Auditorium and airs live on MTV2.