7/28 MMA News and Notes
Jul 28, 2011 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC/PRIDE lightweight veteran Naoyuki Kotani improved to 23-10-7 with his 3rd straight victory last Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Kotani won via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) just 60 seconds into his fight with Ryo Masuda under the long running Rings promotion. Kotani lost to Thiago Tavares & Dennis Siver in the UFC in 2007.
~ The full payouts for Strikeforce Challengers 17 event included:
Bobby Voelker: $11,000 (includes $5,500 win bonus) def. Roger Bowling: $4,500
Devin Cole: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Shawn Jordan: $4,000
Ovince St. Preux: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Joe Cason: $3,000
Sarah Kaufman: $10,000 (no win bonus) def. Liz Carmouche: $2,500
Adlan Amagov: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Ron Stallings: $3,000
T.J. Cook: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus) def. Lionel Lanham: $2,000
Anthony Smith: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus) def. Ben Lagman: $2,000
Bill Cooper: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. Maka Watson: $2,000
Sterling Ford: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus) def. Brian McLaughlin: $2,500
~ Undefeated NAAFS heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the UFC. Miocic, a former NCAA Division I national wrestling qualifier, went 5-0 as an amateur and owns a 6-0 professional record. All of his victories have come via stoppage.
~ Strikeforce veteran Paul Bradley (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will fight middleweight Rafael “Sapo” Natal (12-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) at UFC 133. The Aug. 6 event takes place at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Natal vs. Bradley is part of a four-bout preliminary-card lineup that streams for free on Facebook.
~ Shark Fight Promotions announced Shark Fights 18, their first event in Reno, Nevada at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino Resort on Friday, August 19, 2011. It will be broadcast via tape delay on Fuel TV beginning September 2.