6/1 MMA News and Notes
Jun 1, 2011 - by Alex Peredo
~ Ex-UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt fought John Ott at Titan Fighting Championships 18 on Friday and was disqualified after he threw an illegal knee in the third round. Rosholt and his management team appealed the ruling and have been told the Kansas Athletic Commission, which oversaw the bout, is reviewing the fight.
~ The full payouts from UFC 130 on Saturday included:
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Matt Hamill: $32,000
Frank Mir: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus) def. Roy Nelson: $15,000
Travis Browne: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Stefan Struve: $21,000
Rick Story: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Alves: $ 33,000
Brian Stann: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Santiago: $36,000
Demetrious Johnson: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Miguel Torres: $30,000
Tim Boetsch: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Kendall Grove: $28,000
Gleison Tibau: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Rafaello Oliveira: $10,000
Michael McDonald: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Chris Cariaso: $4000
Renan Barao: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Cole Escovedo: $6,000
~ PRIDE veteran Masakazu Imanari (23-8-2 MMA, 3-1 DREAM) and Hideo Tokoro (29-23-1 MMA, 7-6 DREAM), won two fights to advance to the finale of the Japan bantamweight grand prix on Sunday during DREAM “Fight for Japan.” The event was held in Saitama, Japan as Imanari defeated WEC veteran Kenji Osawa to reach the final while TKO’d WEC veteran Yoshiro Maeda earlier on the show. They now meet later this year in the finale of the eight-man Japan tournament.
~ The veteran UFC lightweight Kurt Pellegrino, who had climbed into title contention with a recent four-fight win streak and 8-2 run, is taking a hiatus from active MMA competition. Pellegrino (16-6) said the disappointment of a recent two-fight losing skid, as well as outside interests, have prompted him not to seek a UFC contract renewal. “At this time I am choosing to take some time off and step away from the sport as a fighter,” he wrote on his website.
~ Rather than a pay-per-view event, Michael Bisping (21-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Jason “Mayhem” Miller (24-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet in a coach-vs.-coach fight at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news as the season will feature featherweights & bantamweights for the first time.