Stephan Bonnar

All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 100


Tom Lawlor sporting “Just Bleed” paint. Photo property of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for UFC 100: Making History are in and all of the fighters successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The card will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title bout featuring champion Brock Lesnar taking on interim champion Frank Mir. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will defend his title against Thaigo Alves as well.

Main Card:

Brock Lesnar (265 lbs) vs. Frank Mir (245 lbs)
Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (170 lbs)
Dan Henderson (185 lbs) vs. Michael Bisping (186 lbs)
Yoshihio Akiyama (185 lbs) vs. Alan Belcher (186 lbs)
Jon Fitch (170 lbs) vs. Paulo Thiago (170 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Mark Coleman (205 lbs) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205 lbs)
Mac Danzig (154 lbs) vs. Jim Miller (155 lbs)
Jon Jones (206 lbs) vs. Jake O’Brien (206 lbs)
Dong Hyun Kim (171 lbs) vs. T.J. Grant (170 lbs)
C.B. Dollaway (186 lbs) vs. Tom Lawlor (184 lbs)
Matt Grice (155 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)

ESPN’s MMA Live Discusses More GSP-Penn Drama and “March Badness”

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar.

 

Coleman vs. Bonnar Possible for UFC 100


Mark Coleman. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In what would be a very fitting next fight for Mark Coleman, at least terms of the event, the first-ever UFC heavyweight champion is reportedly in talks to face “Ultimate Fighter” runner-up Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100 in July.

From MMA Junkie:

A light-heavyweight bout between UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman (15-9 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 1” runner-up Stephan Bonnar (11-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) could take place at July’s UFC 100 event.

However, a source close to Coleman today told MMAjunkie.com bout agreements have not been signed and the 44-year-old fighter “didn’t hear about the fight until this morning.”

I know the idea of UFC legends fighting at the event is a bit played out, (Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie III? C’mon now) but I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing a few other names from the past like Coleman on the card, albeit they are willing and able. And I don’t mean bringing in Tank Abbott again. Guys like Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture who are already under contract would be ideal.

Wilson’s Broken Nose Tops UFC 94 Medical Suspensions


Chris Wilson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official list of medical suspensions stemming from this past weekend’s UFC 94 event, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The lengthiest suspension was handed to Team Quest product Chris Wilson, who suffered a broken nose during a losing “Fight of the Night” effort against John Howard, and has been medically suspended until July 31. He will be able to be cleared early by a physician but is not permitted to participate in contact-related training until March 3.

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St. Pierre Dominates Penn at UFC 94


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Georges St. Pierre used superior wrestling and surprising grappling technique to dominate UFC lightweight king B.J. Penn and successfully defend his UFC welterweight belt in the main event of UFC 94 Saturday night in Las Vegas.

What was supposed to be a showdown as even as their original meeting almost three years ago, turned into a one-sided mauling as St. Pierre (18-2) controlled Penn (13-5-1) in every aspect of the fight from start to finish. Penn, renowned for his takedown defense and new-found conditioning, found himself constantly on his back and winded after only the first round.

After three consecutive rounds of dominant wrestling and grappling by St. Pierre, the tide began to really turn in the fourth stanza, when St. Pierre turned up the heat - passing Penn’s guard at will and delivering a non-stop barrage of punishment. When Penn returned to his corner after the continuation of the round, both his trainers and the ringside doctor agreed that the fight should be stopped, and it was.

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All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 94


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 94 event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by a highly-anticipated rematch for the UFC welterweight title between reigning champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC lightweight king B.J. Penn. Undefeated light heavyweights Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva will collide as well.

Main Card:

Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. B.J. Penn (168 lbs)
Lyoto Machida (206 lbs) vs. Thiago Silva (206 lbs)
Karo Parisyan (170 lbs) vs. Dong-Hyun Kim (171 lbs)
Nate Diaz (156 lbs) vs. Clay Guida (156 lbs)
Stephan Bonnar (206 lbs) vs. Jon Jones (206 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Jon Fitch (171 lbs) vs. Akihiro Gono (171 lbs)
Manny Gamburyan (155 lbs) vs. Thiago Tavares (155 lbs)
Chris Wilson (170 lbs) vs. John Howard (171 lbs)
Jake O’Brien (205 lbs) vs. Christian Wellisch (206 lbs)
Matt Arroyo (171 lbs) vs. Dan Cramer (171 lbs)

Road to UFC 94: Stephan Bonnar (Parts I & II)

Courtesy of Raw Vegas, former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Stephan Bonnar is shown training in preparation for his upcoming light heavyweight bout against Jon Jones at UFC 94 on January 31. Part one of the series is above and the latest edition is after the jump.

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MMA Live Episode 35

From ESPN, here’s this week’s installment of MMA Live with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, Kenny Florian, and Stephen Bonnar.  This week, the crew hands out its awards for 2008.

MMA Live Episode 28

A couple of days late, but here’s the latest installment of MMA Live with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, Stephen Bonnar, and Kenny Florian. 

MMA Live Episode 27

From ESPN, here’s this week’s installment of MMA Live with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and Stephan Bonnar.  It features an in-studio appearance by UFC president Dana White to promote the upcoming UFC 91.

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