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All Fighters on Weight for UFC Fight Night 19


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The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 19 event, which takes place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Previewing UFC Fight Night 19: The Prelims


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One of the more busy weeks in MMA will kick off on Wednesday when the UFC holds UFC Fight Night 19 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before premiering the first episode of the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show on Spike TV.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Cantwell vs. Stann Rubber Match Added to UFC Fight Night 19


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that former WEC light heavyweight champions Brian Stann and Steve Cantwell will settle the score at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Larson Tapped to Replace Koscheck at UFC 98


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Fresh off of his first-round win over UFC newcomer Jesse Sanders at last week’s UFC Fight Night 18 event, Minnesota native Brock Larson has reportedly been tapped to replace an injured Josh Koscheck against Team Quest product Chris Wilson at UFC 98 on May 23:

Just days after an injury suffered in training forced Josh Koscheck (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) out of a UFC 98 bout with Chris Wilson (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC), the organization has apparently secured a replacement.

MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the bout that recent WEC import Brock Larson (25-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has agreed to fill in for Koscheck at the event. Wilson has also made a verbal commitment to the matchup, though bout agreements have yet to be finalized.

UFC 98 is scheduled for May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Larson-Wilson matchup is an interesting one, at least in my mind. Both fighters are very good wrestlers, but aren’t great, and could therefore cancel each other out and force this fight to take place on the feet, where neither fighter has a distinct advantage.

Larson is riding a wave of momentum due to a four-fight winning streak and a cancelled WEC welterweight title shot is quickly turning into another run in his UFC return. A loss will likely force Wilson out of the UFC as well, so both fighters could turn in spirited performances in this one.

Wilson’s Broken Nose Tops UFC 94 Medical Suspensions


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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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Howard-Wilson, Guida-Diaz Earn UFC 94 “Fight of the Night” Honors


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship once again handed out two separate “Fight of the Night” bonuses following the conclusion of Saturday night’s UFC 94 event.

UFC newcomer John Howard’s upset win over Chris Wilson earned both fighters $65,000 for putting on one of the night’s best bouts. Clay Guida and Nate Diaz earned the same for their back-and-forth lightweight on the show’s pay-per-view telecast. Guida ended up handing Diaz his first loss in the UFC by way of a hard-fought split decision, one of eight fights that went the distance on the card.

Rising light heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida earned “Knockout of the Night” honors, and $65,000 as well, for his first-round stoppage of fellow undefeated Brazilian Thiago Silva.

 

 

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Decisions Galore on UFC 94 Undercard


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Jon Fitch’s journey back to the top of the UFC’s welterweight division started off with a win on Saturday night as the former collegiate wrestler grinded out a unanimous decision over Japanese pioneer Akihiro Gono in UFC 94’s most high-profile preliminary bout.

After a spectacular and somewhat odd walk to the Octagon by Gono (29-14-7), the PRIDE veteran spent the first few minutes of his bout against Fitch (18-3) defending constant takedown attempts. Fitch, an American Kickboxing Academy product, was eventually able to bring his opponent to the mat, where the majority of the fight took place.

The former UFC welterweight title challenger nearly finished the fight in the second round with an armbar just before time expired, and survived a last-minute comeback effort from Gono on the feet to win a clear-cut decision on the scorecards.

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All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 94


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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)

MacDonald Falls on UFC 87 Undercard


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Despite his best efforts to hang with the touted grappling skills of Demian Maia, Canadian veteran Jason MacDonald eventually succumbed to the Brazilian, tapping out to a rear naked choke late in the third round of what was arguably UFC 87’s most technical undercard bout Saturday night.

With dozens of grappling championships under his belt, Maia was expected to make quick work of MacDonald if he opted to hit the ground with him. However MacDonald surprised many, continually escaping various attempts throughout the first two rounds, even putting Maia in his own predicaments at certain points.

It only took Maia a minute or so to lock in an extremely deep triangle but MacDonald was able to keep his composure and fight his way out of the hold. Multiple rear naked choke attempts followed but MacDonald persevered, even catching Maia in a guillotine before the end of the first round.

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy Live Results

We will be going live at 8:00 PM ET tonight with live results of UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, which will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The show’s televised main card will air on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.

The event will be headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending his UFC welterweight title against gritty top contender Jon Fitch, who will be challenging Royce Gracie’s age-old record for consecutive wins. Additional featured fights include Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring and Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta.

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

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