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More Quick Hits: Loiseau, Others Cut From UFC, Hallman Returns & More


David Loiseau. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Here are your quick hits for the morning of May 5, 2009.

— Just one day after Jason MacDonald was handed his walking papers by the UFC, three other fighters were as well: David Loiseau, Ryo Chonan and David Bielkheden. Loiseau’s UFC return last just one fight as he dropped a lackluster unanimous decision to Ed Herman at UFC 97. Chonan and Bielkheden fell at the event as well, and both fighters had posted unfavorable 1-2 records inside the Octagon. [Sherdog.com]

— Rick Roufus-trained Eric Schafer has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his scheduled light heavyweight bout against Tomasz Drwal at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June because of a rib injury. Drwal’s new opponent will apparently be Miletich Fighting Systems product Mike Ciesnolevicz according to the The Times of Northwest Indiana. Ciesnolevicz last fought at UFC 95, earning his first UFC win with a first-round submission of Neil Grove. [MMA Junkie]

— Seasoned MMA veteran Dennis “Superman” Hallman will reportedly return to action as part of the second edition of Sho MMA’s “Strikeforce Challenger Series” on June 19 in Kent, Washington. An opponent for Hallman has not yet been finalized. Hallman last competed at Square Ring Promotions “March Badness” show in March, submitting Danny Ruiz in the first round. [MMA Weekly]

Video: Schafer Discusses Fight With Mendes

In the above video, Eric Schafer discusses his upcoming light heavyweight bout against Antonio Mendes at tomorrow’s UFC 93 event, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

UFC Fight Night 15 Live Results

We will be going live at 5:30 PM ET with live results of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 15 event, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. The broadcast of the show’s main card starts at 8 PM ET on Spike TV and will be followed by the eighth season premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

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

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Video Hype: UFC Fight Night 15

Here’s some preview videos for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 15, courtesy of NBC Sports. Nate Diaz and Josh Neer talk about their main event fight in the above video. Previews of Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida, Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer, and Alan Belcher vs. Ed Herman are after the jump.

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UFC Fight Night 15 Weigh-In Results


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

Main Card:

Josh Neer (155 lbs) vs. Nate Diaz (155 lbs)
Mac Danzig (155 lbs) vs. Clay Guida (155 lbs)
Houston Alexander (205 lbs) vs. Eric Schafer (205 lbs)
Alan Belcher (185 lbs) vs. Ed Herman (185 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Joe Lauzon (155 lbs) vs. Kyle Bradley (155 lbs)
Ryan Jensen (185 lbs) vs. Wilson Gouveia (185 lbs)
Drew McFedries (185 lbs) vs. Mike Massenzio (185 lbs)
Alessio Sakara (185 lbs) vs. Joe Vedepo (185 lbs)
Rob Kimmons (185 lbs) vs. Dan Miller (185 lbs)
Brad Morris (205 lbs) vs. Jason Brilz (205 lbs)

Report: Two Bouts Set for UFC Fight Night 14


Houston Alexander. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A pair of fights between a quartet of fighters desperately seeking a win have reportedly been signed for the yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night 14 on September 17th.

Hard-hitting light heavyweight upstart Houston Alexander will return to action against Eric Schafer, who took the first half of this year as an opportunity to fight in smaller shows and bounce back from recent losses in the UFC according to our friends at MMA Junkie.

After surprising many in winning his first two UFC fights in dominant fashion, Alexander has lost his last two bouts. He most recently was the victim of a first-round knockout at the hands of James Irvin, just eight seconds into the fight. Irvin’s knockout tied the UFC record for the organization’s fastest finish in history.

Schafer picked up a pair of victories in separate Gladiators Fighting Series shows earlier this year. He bursted onto the UFC scene with an impressive submission win over Rob MacDonald but has since dropped his last two bouts in the Octagon, losing to Michael Bisping and Stephan Bonnar respectively.

Exciting middleweights Ed Herman and Alan Belcher will also reportedly collide at the event according to MMA Mania.

After dropping his first two UFC bouts, Herman went on to rack up three straight victories, including an impressive knockout of veteran Joe Doerksen, before ultimately being defeated by submission expert Demian Maia last month. Belcher snapped a two-fight winning streak in losing to Canadian newcomer Jason Day in April, lowering the Biloxi, Mississippi native to an even .500 record inside the confines of the UFC.

The event is expected to precede the debut of the upcoming eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV.

CKA: Feb 16, 2008

Something a little different to start your Saturday. Now I’ve seen this many times before but not the entire clip with the events leading up to it, which is what we have here. To cut it short, here’s a guy accepting $100 to let Kimbo Slice tackle him. Touch of gloves to Ariel at Jarry Park for the find.

Guillard to Fight Regan at Rage in the Cage in March

Melvin Guillard stated last month that he will be taking a short leave of absence from the UFC to fight in smaller promotions and try to get back on track. His first small show date will happen on March 7th at a Rage in the Cage event according to The Fight Network, where he will take on Eric Regan.

After winning three of his first four fights in the UFC, Guillard suffered consecutive devastating submission losses to Joe Stevenson and Rich Clementi in bad-blood filled bouts where Guillard did the majority of his infamous trash-talking.

Regan, an American Martial Arts Center product, will be participating in his 13th Rage in the Cage event. In fact, he has only fought outside of the promotion three times in a total of sixteen fights. Regan is coming off of a submission win over Chris Garland at Shannon Ritch’s second NoLimit Fighting event in January.

Hicks to Replaces Lewis at MFC 15

The Fight Network is also reporting that King of the Cage veteran Marcus Hicks (not the Hicks that fights in the WEC) will take the place of an injured Dwayne Lewis against fellow light heavyweight Steve Steinbess at Maximum Fighting Championship’s “Rags to Riches” event on February 22.

Lewis reportedly withdrew from the fight after suffering a knee injury during a recent training session.

Despite his sub-par record, Hicks has been ever-improving, winning four of his last six bouts. His last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Craig Brown at a Freedom Fight event in January. Steinbeiss, a veteran of BodogFight, is coming off of a submission win over Wayne Andrews last month.

Schafer-Antle Headlines Gladiators Fighting 49

Similar to Melvin Guillard and a handful of other fighters, UFC light heavyweight Eric Schafer has received permission to fight outside of the organization in smaller shows in an attempt to sharpen up his skills before his next bout under the Zuffa banner.

Schafer will take on Ryan Antle in the main event of tonight’s Gladiators Fighting 49, which is slated to take place at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s State Fair Park according to our friends over at MMA Junkie.

After an impressive submission win over Rob MacDonald, Schafer was pretty much fed to the wolves when he was forced to take on Michael Bisping and Stephan Bonnar in consecutive fights. He was stopped with strikes in both. After going on a five fight winning streak, Antle has now lost his last two bouts.

Radio Schedule

Nothing on the official slate obviously since it’s a Saturday but there are still some things you should check out…

If you haven’t listened to it already, Fightlinker has an amazing interview with Fight News Unlimited’s Rich Bergeron, who is currently being sued by Xyience for $25 million for reporting on and unveiling a bunch of different things about the current bankruptcy scandal the company is going through.

Other must-listens: Fight Opinion’s latest radio show and Jarry Park’s Valentine’s Day interview with UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste.

UFC 77 Medical Suspensions Announced

The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 77: Hostile Territory.

Kalib Starnes, Eric Schafer, and Rich Franklin have all been medically suspended for 30 days because of precautionary reasons. Franklin’s medical suspension will most likely become longer because of the surgery he underwent to correct a second straight broken nose. I’m sure Starnes will need some extra time because of his cut as well.

Forrest Petz has been medically suspended for 60 days and will need clearance from a doctor before he is permitted to fight again. There was is no indictation behind the reasoning for Petz having to be medically cleared.

UFC 77 Fighter Salaries

The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official fighter salaries for UFC 77: Hostile Territory:

Tim Sylvia: $200,000
Anderson Silva: $120,000
Brandon Vera: $100,000
Rich Franklin: $45,000
Stephan Bonnar: $44,000
Yushin Okami: $24,000
Alan Belcher: $22,000
Josh Burkman: $20,000
Jason MacDonald: $17,000
Demian Maia: $10,000
Jason Black: $8,000
Jorge Gurgel: $7,000
Kalib Starnes $7,000
Eric Schafer: $6,000
Alvin Robinson: $6,000
Forrest Petz: $6,000
Matt Grice: $6,000
Ryan Jensen: $4,000

Total Payroll: $652,000

Break It Down: UFC 77

MMA on Tap writers Scott White and John Chandler break down UFC 77: Hostile Territory fight-by-fight in the debut of the site’s newest column.

UFC 77 features a total of nine fights including the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin for the UFC Middleweight Title as well as a battle between heavyweight contenders Tim Sylvia and Brandon Vera.

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