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All Fighters on Weight for UFC Fight Night 19


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 19 event, which takes place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Previewing UFC Fight Night 19: The Prelims


Steve Cantwell. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One of the more busy weeks in MMA will kick off on Wednesday when the UFC holds UFC Fight Night 19 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before premiering the first episode of the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show on Spike TV.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Larson Tapped to Replace Koscheck at UFC 98


Brock Larson. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Fresh off of his first-round win over UFC newcomer Jesse Sanders at last week’s UFC Fight Night 18 event, Minnesota native Brock Larson has reportedly been tapped to replace an injured Josh Koscheck against Team Quest product Chris Wilson at UFC 98 on May 23:

Just days after an injury suffered in training forced Josh Koscheck (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) out of a UFC 98 bout with Chris Wilson (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC), the organization has apparently secured a replacement.

MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the bout that recent WEC import Brock Larson (25-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has agreed to fill in for Koscheck at the event. Wilson has also made a verbal commitment to the matchup, though bout agreements have yet to be finalized.

UFC 98 is scheduled for May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Larson-Wilson matchup is an interesting one, at least in my mind. Both fighters are very good wrestlers, but aren’t great, and could therefore cancel each other out and force this fight to take place on the feet, where neither fighter has a distinct advantage.

Larson is riding a wave of momentum due to a four-fight winning streak and a cancelled WEC welterweight title shot is quickly turning into another run in his UFC return. A loss will likely force Wilson out of the UFC as well, so both fighters could turn in spirited performances in this one.

WEC Announces Brown-Garcia, Condit-Larson II for March

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting on Monday, January 19 at 10 AM CT. The public release of tickets will be preceded by a presale for WEC newsletter subscribers this Friday at 10 AM CT.

 

WEC Hands Out Post-Fight Bonuses


Brian Bowles. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Following their highly praised event in Las Vegas this past Sunday, World Extreme Cagefighting has reportedly handed out post-fight bonuses to six of their contracted fighters, including bonus money for two “Fight of the Night” winners according to MMA Weekly.

WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit and his tough opponent, Hiromitsu Miura, both received Fight of the Night honors after their epic four-round title bout in the night’s main event. After pushed harder than ever before in his WEC career, Condit eventually stopped Miura with strikes to retain his belt. Bonus money also went to WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and Marcus Hicks for their exciting lightweight title bout.

“Knockout of the Night” honors went to former welterweight title challenger Brock Larson, who dispatched of veteran Carlo Prater just 37 seconds into their preliminary bout. “Submission of the Night” went to bantamweight contender Brian Bowles who submitted Damacio Page with a guillotine choke in the event’s first televised bout. Each fighter listed above was awarded $7,500 on top of base salary.

WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura Fighter Salaries


Brock Larson. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official list of fighter salaries stemming from last night’s World Extreme Cagefighting 35 event, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Carlos Condit and Jamie Varner retained their respective WEC titles Sunday night while former U.S. Marine Brian Stann was defeated in a light heavyweight championship rematch against hometown favorite Steve Cantwell. The show’s other main card bout saw rising bantamweight Brian Bowles submit Damacio Page.

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

Carlos Condit ($44,000) def. Hiromitsu Miura ($5,000)
Steve Cantwell ($10,000) def. Brian Stann ($11,000)
Jamie Varner ($30,000) def. Marcus Hicks ($16,000)
Brian Bowles ($8,000) def. Damacio Page ($6,000)
Josh Grispi ($8,000) def. Micah Miller ($5,000)
Brock Larson ($30,000) def. Carlo Prater ($7,000)
Blas Avena ($12,000) def. Dave Terrel ($3,000)
Shane Roller ($12,000) def. Todd Moore ($4,000)
Mike Budnik ($6,000) def. Greg McIntyre ($2,000)
Scott Jorgensen ($6,000) def. Kenji Osawa ($5,000)

Condit, Varner Retain; Stann Falls at WEC 35


Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Carlos Condit and Jamie Varner retained their respective World Extreme Cagefighting titles Sunday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas while former U.S. Marine Brian Stann was defeated in a light heavyweight championship rematch against hometown favorite Steve Cantwell.

Coming into the show’s main event, Condit was expected to encounter his toughest test to date against Hiromitsu Miura, who has become known as a formidable opponent in past fights courtesy of his slick judo throws and heavy hands. Miura provided quite the test for Condit, who was put into dangerous predicaments throughout the course of the fight.

After preventing Miura’s inital judo throw attempt in the first round, Condit found himself being slammed onto the canvas just moments later, only to return the favor to Miura later on in a sign of things to come. Flurries of punches and submission exchanges between the two were prominent throughout the first fifteen minutes of the bout, which saw Condit ahead on the judge’s scorecards going into the championship rounds.

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WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura Live Results

We will be going live at 6:30 PM ET tonight with live results of WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show’s man card will be televised on Versus starting at 9:00 PM ET.

The event will feature a total of three championship bouts: WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will make another defense of his belt against tough Japanese veteran Hiromitsu Miura; lightweight title holder Jamie Varner will make his first defense against top contender Marcus Hicks; and former U.S. Marine Brian Stann will put his light heavyweight strap on the line in a rematch against Steve Cantwell.

Be sure to leave comments throughout the night. Detailed live results are after the jump. 

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WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura Weigh-In Results


Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The official weigh-in results for tonight’s WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura event, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, are below. The show’s man card will be televised on Versus starting at 9:00 PM ET. All fighters successfully made weight. The only hitch saw Marcus Hicks need a second attempt to make the 155 lb. limit.

The event will feature a total of three championship bouts: WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will make another defense of his belt against tough Japanese veteran Hiromitsu Miura; lightweight title holder Jamie Varner will make his first defense against top contender Marcus Hicks; and former U.S. Marine Brian Stann will put his light heavyweight strap on the line in a rematch against Steve Cantwell.

Main Card:

Carlos Condit (169.5 lbs) vs. Hiromitsu Miura (169 lbs)
Brian Stann (201.5 lbs) vs. Steve Cantwell (205 lbs)
Jamie Varner (155 lbs) vs. Marcus Hicks (155 lbs)
Damacio Page (135 lbs) vs. Brian Bowles (136 lbs)
Micah Miller (145 lbs) vs. Josh Grispi (145 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Brock Larson (171 lbs) vs. Carlo Prater (170 lbs)
Dave Terrel (170 lbs) vs. Blas Avena (170 lbs)
Todd Moore (154 lbs) vs. Shane Roller (155 lbs)
Kenji Osawa (136.5 lbs) vs. Scott Jorgenson (135.5 lbs)
Mike Budnik (154 lbs) vs. Greg McIntyre (155 lbs)

Larson Ready for Alessio, Second Chance


Brock Larson weighs-in for WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Six months after his shot at the World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight title was spoiled by champion Carlos Condit, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy product Brock Larson will now attempt to take advantage of an opportunity to get himself right back in the title picture with a showdown against fellow veteran John Alessio Wednesday night.

While the winner may not necessarily receive a shot at Condit’s belt just yet, it’s certain to say that the victor will at least be considered in the running to be Condit’s next opponent, or victim the way things have been going recently.

Regardless, the importance of this fight has reached Larson, who will be going into things with a different mindset than in the past.

“The biggest thing that I learned after losing to Carlos Condit in my last fight is that I have to be a little more patient,” Larson said during a recent interview session. “I don’t have to finish the fight right away like I’ve been trying to do in the past. If I stay patient, wait for an opening, and execute my gameplan, I should come out the winner anyway.”

When Larson says that he starts his fights like a bat out of hell, he couldn’t be more correct. His three fights inside of the WEC have lasted a combined total of just over six minutes. However Larson’s impatience proved to be fatal in his last bout against Condit, who was able to submit an over-aggressive Larson.

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