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WEC Announces Full Card for “Varner vs. Cerrone”


Jamie Varner. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

World Extreme Cagefighting has released the complete fight card for it’s upcoming WEC 38 event on January 25 at the San Diego Sports Arena in California where WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner will defend his title against rising contender Donald Cerrone.

The show’s co-main event will feature a rematch between former champions as Urijah Faber will attempt to bounce back from his recent loss to Mike Thomas Brown against one-time UFC lightweight title holder Jens Pulver. Faber won an unanimous decision over Pulver in a 2008 fight-of-the-year candidate back on June 1.

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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.

Condit, Miura Issued Medical Suspensions


Hiromitsu Miura. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

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

Overall, the amount of suspensions handed out was relatively tame. Carlos Condit will be sidelined until September 3rd because of lacerations suffered on his left eyebrow and lip while his opponent in Sunday night’s highly praised main event, Hiromitsu Miura, could be forced to sit out until January of next year because of apparent fractures suffered to his nose and left orbital bone. However he can be permitted to return earlier if cleared by a doctor.

Brian Stann, Marcus Hicks, Carlo Prater, Dave Terrel, and Micah Miller, who all suffered TKO losses in their bouts, have also all been medically suspended due to precautionary reasons until either September 3rd or 18th respectively.

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)

Video Hype: Looking at the WEC Main Card

In the following set of videos courtesy of ESPN, seven of the fighters that will be featured on the main card of World Extreme Cagefighting’s next event on Sunday night discuss their upcoming bouts. In the video above, Carlos Condit talks about his title defense against crafty Japanese veteran Hiromitsu Miura. After the jump, Brian Stann, Steve Cantwell, Jamie Varner, Marcus Hicks, Brian Bowles, and Damacio Page all touch on their fights as well, which will all be televised live on Versus starting at 9 PM ET.

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WEC 27 Weigh-In Results

Here are the weigh-in results for WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh.

Justin McElfresh (203 lbs) vs. Doug Marshall (204 lbs)
Hiromitsu Miura (184 lbs) vs. Jason Miller (185 lbs)
Gary Padilla (205 lbs) vs. Ariel Gandulla (201 lbs)
Charlie Kohler (155 lbs) vs. Sherron Leggett (155 lbs)
Marcus Hicks (153 lbs) vs. Sergio Gomez (154 lbs)
Tom Speer (170.5 lbs) vs. Sidney Silva (170 lbs)
Brandon Foxworth (134 lbs) vs. Manny Tapia (133.5 lbs)
Ed Ratcliff (154.5 lbs) vs. Johnny Sampaio (155 lbs)
Eric Schambari (184 lbs) vs. Art Santore (185.5 lbs)

A Geek With Too Much Energy

That’s how “Mayhem” Miller describes himself.  Or just Jason, if you’re his mom.

Miller’s getting some ink for his MySpace efforts over at foxsports.com:

The 26-year old has made as much a name for himself on MySpace.com as he has with his considerable submission skills.

“Seriously man, if I wasn’t talking to you right now I’d probably be on my MySpace page,” says Miller, who lives in Hollywood. “I’m a geek with too much energy.”

Here’s Mayhem’s MySpace page for the curious.  Here’s MMA on Tap’s MySpace page for the bored.  John and Scott are all over that.  Friend us up, or whatever else you do over there.

Scott featured The Mayhem Show, Episode 2 in yesterday’s Coffee and Kick Ass.

Miller’s going to try and put some nerdslap on Hiromitsu Miura tomorrow night in Vegas.

“I’m going to pummel this guy. I’m going to turn up the heat and go mayhem on this guy as soon as they say go. I’m ready to go 100 miles an hour.”

But he won’t do that until after an elaborate entrance that he said might include Chinese dancers and fire eating girls “depending upon the local fire ordinances.” He plans to come to the cage wearing a mask, as he frequently does.

“The only thing better than getting all the chicks is scaring all the chicks away,” he said. “I’m the ugliest man in MMA, but it doesn’t pay to be beautiful in this sport. In this case, ugly is good, so I’m happy.”