5/18 MMA News and Notes
May 17, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC middleweight veteran Mario Miranda defeated Arthur Guseinov on Wednesday via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:38 into Round 3. The bout was occurred at M-1 Challenge 32 & was held at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. Miranda improved to 14-4. He’s 4-1 since his UFC release on March 2011. He went 1-3 in a 1-year UFC tenure.
~ The full list of paydays from the 12-bout UFC on FUEL TV 3 card included:
Chan Sung Jung: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Poirier: $14,000
Amir Sadollah: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Lopez: $6,000
Donald Cerrone: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Yves Jabouin: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Hougland: $8,000
Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $11,000
Tom Lawlor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jason MacDonald: $19,000
Brad Tavares: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Dongi Yang: $12,000
Cody McKenzie: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000
T.J. Grant: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Carlo Prater: $10,000
Rafael dos Anjos: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Kamal Shalorus: $11,000
Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
Francisco Rivera: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Soto: $6,000
~ UFC lightweight veteran Kyle Bradley (16-9 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will make his Bellator debut next Friday against John Harris (4-4 MMA, 1-0 BFC). Bellator 70 takes place next Saturday, May 25, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This bout is set for the preliminary card.
~ This Is Incredible!!!! The UFC 146 heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt — which had been the only main card fight untouched by the shakeups caused by Alistair Overeem’s withdrawal from the event — has now gone the way of the others with Mark Hunt suffering a knee injury just nine days out. UFC 146 occurs next Saturday from Las Vegas.
~ FUEL TV will debut “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” show on June 10 at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), officials announced during Tuesday’s UFC on FUEL TV 3 broadcast. The show is then expected to air each week in the Sunday-night timeslot. To date, Globo and UFC.com already have aired/streamed eight episodes of the show.