6/8 MMA News and Notes
Jun 8, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ This past weekend preliminary card for The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale drew 165,000 viewers and peaked with 241,000 on FUEL TV. That’s a new all-time best for FUEL TV’s preliminary-card broadcasts, which averaged 123,000 viewers over the first four events. The TUF Live Finale prelims featured four fights spread out over two hours. The TUF Live Finale prelims produced the most-watched Friday prime time in FUEL TV history. It was also the second-most watched Friday (all day) in the channel’s history.
~ It’s a good start in June for the Emelianenko heavyweight brothers as younger brother Aleksander improved to 20-5 with a win Wednesday in Dzheirakh, Russia. Aleksander again defeated Ibragim Magomedov, this time via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 into Round 2 in the main event of M-1 Challenge 33, promoted by M-1 Global. Aleksander has won 3 straight, his older brother Fedor fights in 2 weeks.
~ The full UFC on FX 3 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (FX)
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Ian McCall (126) – flyweight-tourney semifinal
Charlie Brenneman (171) vs. Erick Silva (169)
Josh Neer (170.5) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
Scott Jorgensen (136) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV)
Mike Pierce (171) vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha (170.5)
Seth Baczynski (170.5) vs. Lance Benoist (171)
Leonard Garcia (146) vs. Matt Grice (146)
Dustin Pague (136) vs. Jared Papazian (133)
Tim Means (155.5) vs. Justin Salas (156)
Caio Magalhaes (186) vs. Buddy Roberts (185)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Bernardo Magalhaes (155) vs. Henry Martinez (156)
Jake Hecht (171) vs. Sean Pierson (170)
~ The hour-long special “Countdown to UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” debuts June 19 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on FUEL TV. FUEL TV airs “Countdown to UFC 147″ replays on June 20 (5 and 7 p.m. ET), June 21 (8 p.m. ET), June 22 (2 and 11 a.m. ET) and June 23 (7 p.m. ET).
~ Iranian lightweight Kamal Prince of Persia” Shalorus (7-3-2) has been released by the UFC following 3 straight losses. He was finished in each of his UFC fights. Shalorus also went 3-0-1 in the WEC.