Jamie Varner

Gurgel vs. Varner at UFC 73

‘The Ultimate Fighter 2’ veteran Jorge Gurgel will make his return to the octagon at UFC 73 in July when he faces Jamie Varner.

Gurgel sports a professional mixed martial arts record of 10-2 and a UFC record of 1-1. The Cincinnati, Ohio native made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 5 when he fought Mark Hominick in a losing effort. Gurgel’s next UFC appearance came 3 months later when he fought fellow ‘TUF’ contestant Danny Abbadi. It took Gurgel three rounds but he was able to earn the unanimous decision victory.

Gurgel’s opponent, Jamie Varner, sports a professional record of 12-2 and a UFC record of 1-1. Varner’s UFC debut came at UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral when he loss to lightweight contender Hermes Franca. Varner made his return to the octagon at UFC 68: Uprising where fans saw him beat Jason Gilliam by rear naked choke.

UFC 68 Salaries

MMAWeekly has obtained the salaries for this past weekend’s UFC 68: The Uprising, held in Columbus, Ohio.  As usual, these numbers represent only the actual money given to the fighters, both their salary and win bonuses.  It does not include any PPV buy cuts or sponsorships.

UFC 68—- March 3, 2007
Title Match & Main Event Fighters

-Randy Couture: $250,000 (17th fight in UFC; defeated Tim Sylvia)
-Tim Sylvia: $100,000 (11th fight in UFC; lost to Randy Couture)

Main Card Fighters

-Matt Hughes: $150,000 (18th fight in UFC; defeated Chris Lytle)
-Rich Franklin: $42,000 (9th fight in UFC; defeated Jason MacDonald)
-Renato “Babalu” Sobral: $21,000 (9th fight in UFC; lost to Jason Lambert)
-Martin Kampmann: $20,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Drew McFedries)
-Jason Lambert: $18,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Renato “Babalu” Sobral)
-Jason MacDonald: $14,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Rich Franklin)
-Chris Lytle: $10,000 (8th fight in UFC; lost to Matt Hughes)
-Drew McFedries: $5,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Martin Kampmann)

Preliminary Match Fighters

-Jon Fitch: $28,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Luigi Fioravanti)
-Matt Hamill: $10,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Rex Holman)
-Luigi Fioravanti: $8,000 (4th fight in UFC; lost to Jon Fitch)
-Jamie Varner: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Jason Gilliam)
-Gleison Tibau: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Jason Dent)
-Rex Holman: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Matt Hamill)
-Jason Gilliam: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jamie Varner)
-Jason Dent: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Gleison Tibau)
Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $697,000

UFC 68: The Uprising

Here is the official card for UFC 68: The Uprising.

Main Card Bouts:
Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture - UFC Heavyweight Title
Matt Hughes vs. Chris Lytle
Drew McFedries vs. Martin Kampmann
Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald
Renato Sobral vs. Jason Lambert

Preliminary Bouts:
Rex Holman vs. Matt Hamill
Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent
Jason Gilliam vs. Jamie Varner

UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral Preview

Here is my preview of UFC 62: Bitter Rivals. I only wrote my thoughts for the main card but the full card looks like this…

Main Card Bouts:
Chuck Liddell vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar
Josh Neer vs. Nick Diaz
Hermes Franca vs. Jamie Varner
Christian Wellisch vs. Cheick Kongo

Preliminary Bouts:
Yushin Okami vs. Alan Belcher
Rob MacDonald vs. Eric Schafer
Wes Combs vs. Wilson Gouveia
David Heath vs. Cory Walmsley

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