2/7 MMA News and Notes
Feb 7, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ King of the Cage: Reckless Abandon was held Thursday, at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, California. WEC bantamweight veteran Del Hawkins (22-16) lost his 4 straight after he was submitted (Rear Naked Choke) by Shad Smith at 3:07 of the first round.
~ The full UFC 143 payouts from Saturday included:
Carlos Condit: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Nick Diaz: $200,000
Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Roy Nelson: $20,000
Josh Koscheck: $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pierce: $20,000
Renan Barao: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
Ed Herman: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Clifford Starks: $8,000
Dustin Poirier: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Max Holloway: $6,000
Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
Matt Brown: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Chris Cope: $8,000
Matt Riddle: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Henry Martinez: $6,000
Rafael Natal: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Michael Kuiper: $6,000
Stephen Thompson: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Dan Stittgen: $6,000
~ Debuting Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means (16-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces lightweight Bernardo Magalhaes (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC on FUEL TV 1. UFC on FUEL TV 1 takes place Feb. 15 at Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb.
~ The UFC has retained an independent drug-testing laboratory to screen fighters for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse later this month at UFC 144 in Japan. The event’s headliners – lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson – will be tested along with six to eight random competitors on the fight card
~ Former Sengoku Champion “The Sandman” Jorge Santiago (23-10) will face former Bellator competitor and fellow Brazilian Leonardo Pecanha (14-7) in the main event of Titan Fighting Championship 21. The HDNet event airs on March 2 from Kansas City. Santiago is a UFC & Strikeforce veteran.