6/5 MMA News and Notes
Jun 5, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ The full list of paydays from The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale included:
Martin Kampmann: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger: $42,000
Mike Chiesa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Al Iaquinta: $8,000
Charles Oliveira: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Jonathan Brookins: $15,000
Max Holloway: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Pat Schilling: $6,000
Justin Lawrence: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. John Cofer: $8,000
Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chris Tickle: $8,000
Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chris Saunders: $8,000
Sam Sicilia: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Cristiano Marcello: $8,000
Joe Proctor: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Larsen: $8,000
Erik Perez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. John Albert: $8,000
~ This past Saturday in Broomfield, Colorado at Ring of Fire 43: Bad Blood, an interesting bout occurred at the event. Former Denver Broncos NFL defensive tackle Demetrin Leandro Veal made a successful pro MMA debut against former WWE wrestler Chad Wicks, who performed on Smackdown! as Chad Dick, part of the tag team The Dicks with his “brother” James Dick aka John “Tank” Toland. Veal won via KO (Punches & Elbows) at 2:54 into Round 1. Thanks to Gerweck.net reader Joe mimic for pointing this tidbit out.
~ Former WEC Light-Heavyweight Champion Steve “The Robot” Cantwell (7-6) has been released by the UFC. Cantwell, a middleweight, has lost 5 straight fights in the UFC, all via unanimous decision. Cantwell, 25, has not secured a victory since December 10, 2008.
~ Weigh-ins for this week’s UFC on FX 3 event take place Thursday. The festivities, which are free and open to the public, take place at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. PT), and an autograph session with UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell and a Q&A session with recent UFC signee Hector Lombard precede the weigh-ins, which begin at 4 p.m. ET.
~ Matt Brown (14-11 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has replaced injured Matt Riddle (6-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and meets fellow welterweight Luis Ramos (19-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC on FX 4 scheduled for June 22 in New Jersey. The night’s main card airs on FX, and FUEL TV carries the preliminary card.