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‘The Ultimate Fighter 3’ star Kalib Starnes has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Crafton Wallace due to an injury. His replacement will be Martin Kampmann.
The UFC has announced three fights that will take place on the UFC 62 undercard.
Wilson Gouveia will make his return to the octagon after suffering a decision loss to Keith Jardine. Gouveia will go up against Wes Combs who recently made his UFC debut and lost to Mike Nickels.
Next we will see a welterweight battle between Thiago Alves and Josh Neer. Thiago Alves is coming off of a TKO loss to John Fight and Josh Neer is coming off of a decision loss to the hands of Josh Burkman.
Finally we will see UFC newcomers Cory Walmsley and David Heath will battle it out in the octagon. David Heath is coming into this fight with an undefeated record of 5-0. Cory Walmsley is coming in with a record of 7-1.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced all of the fights set to take place at Ultimate Fight Night 6.
Diego Sanchez vs. Karo Parisyan
Chris Leben vs. Jorge Santiago
Dean Lister vs. Yuki Sasaki
Josh Koscheck vs. Jonathan Goulet
Joe Riggs vs. Jason Von Flue
Jake O’Brien vs. Christophe Midoux
Sammy Morgan vs. Forrest Petz
Pat Healy vs. Anthony Torres
Kalib Starnes vs. Crafton Wallace
The payouts from UFC 61: Bitter Rivals have been released.
-Tito Ortiz: $210,000 (defeated Ken Shamrock in co-main event)
-Tim Sylvia: $120,000 (defeated Andrei Arlovski in co-main event)
-Ken Shamrock: $100,000 (lost to Tito Ortiz in co-main event)
-Andrei Arlovski: $90,000 (lost to Tim Sylvia in co-main event)
-Frank Mir: $56,000 (defeated Dan Christison)
-Joe Stevenson: $24,000 (defeated Yves Edwards)
-Jeff Monson: $20,000 (defeated Anthony Perosh)
-Drew Fickett: $12,000 (defeated Kurt Pellegrino)
-Josh Burkman: $10,000 (defeated Josh Neer)
-Hermes Franca: $8,000 (defeated Joe Jordan)
-Yves Edwards: $8,000 (lost to Joe Stevenson)
-Josh Neer: $6,000 (lost to Josh Burkman)
-Cheick Kongo: $6,000 (defeated Gilbert Aldana)
-Dan Christison: $5,000 (lost to Frank Mir)
-Joe Jordan: $4,000 (lost to Hermes Franca)
-Anthony Perosh: $3,000 (lost to Jeff Monson)
-Gilbert Aldana: $2,000 (lost to Cheick Kongo)
-Kurt Pellegrino: $2,000 (lost to Drew Fickett)
UFC President Dana White held a press conference on ESPN earlier today announcing the rematch of Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 63 on September 23rd. The event will take place once again at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. Hughes beat St. Pierre the first time around, forcing him to tap out via armbar at the end of the first round at UFC 50.
How do I even say this? We’ll although unofficial, it seems that we now have a co-main event for the upcoming UFC 62 - A rematch of the best fight in UFC history: Stephan Bonnar will take on Forrest Griffin. The Boston Herald released an article yesterday, previewing the matchup that will supposedly take place on August 26th. UFC’s website has a statement asking fans to tune into ESPN tomorrow during The Hot List for a huge announcement.
My guess is that White will be announcing this fight for UFC 62. But could there be something more?
7/17 10:54 AM: The UFC now has the fight on the front page of their website, It’s official.
While the rumors about Tito Ortiz and UFC President Dana White sparring against each other have been circling for some time now, it seems like the two are getting closer to actually making it happen. Both Ortiz and White stated that the sparring match would indeed happen in the near future. Unforunately for all of us, the spectacle will occur behind closed doors.
‘The Road Warrior’ Jonathan Goulet will be fighting on the upcoming August 17th Ultimate Fight Night 6 card. Goulet will be fighting ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ star Josh Koscheck. Also Goulet has signed a new three-fight deal with the UFC.
On August 17th, Chris Leben will make his return to the UFC octagon against Jorge Santiago. Leben is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Anderson Silva and Jorge Santiago is coming off a knockout win over Justin Levens.
Here is a rundown of the official medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Association…