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All Fighters on Weight for UFC Fight Night 19


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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


Steve Cantwell. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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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UFC Fight Night 15 Live Results

We will be going live at 5:30 PM ET with live results of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 15 event, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. The broadcast of the show’s main card starts at 8 PM ET on Spike TV and will be followed by the eighth season premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

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

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UFC Fight Night 15 Weigh-In Results


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

Main Card:

Josh Neer (155 lbs) vs. Nate Diaz (155 lbs)
Mac Danzig (155 lbs) vs. Clay Guida (155 lbs)
Houston Alexander (205 lbs) vs. Eric Schafer (205 lbs)
Alan Belcher (185 lbs) vs. Ed Herman (185 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Joe Lauzon (155 lbs) vs. Kyle Bradley (155 lbs)
Ryan Jensen (185 lbs) vs. Wilson Gouveia (185 lbs)
Drew McFedries (185 lbs) vs. Mike Massenzio (185 lbs)
Alessio Sakara (185 lbs) vs. Joe Vedepo (185 lbs)
Rob Kimmons (185 lbs) vs. Dan Miller (185 lbs)
Brad Morris (205 lbs) vs. Jason Brilz (205 lbs)

Jensen Could Replace Horn at UFC Fight Night


Ryan Jensen. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Longtime veteran Jeremy Horn has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Wilson Gouveia at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17. He is expected to be replaced by Ryan Jensen according to MMA Junkie.

A recent visit to the doctor showed that Horn had suffered multiple torn ligaments and tendons in his wrist. He won’t require surgery but will now be sidelined indefinitely.

“The doctor said the wrist is just one of those things that sometimes a break is actually easier because you fix it and cast it and let it heal,” Horn said in the report.

“But with sprains and tears and stuff like that, there’s nothing you can really do with except try and stay off of it and let it heal. I’m hoping [I’ll return to the UFC]. I’m just going to keep training as much as I can around my hand. Hopefully they’ll have somebody get hurt and fall out in a future show again and I’ll be ready to go.”

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Le Breaks Shamrock in Instant Classic


In a fantastic third round to an exceptionally exciting, give-and-take slugfest Saturday on Showtime, Cung Le delivers the kick that may have broken Frank Shamrock’s arm. Le captured the Strikeforce middleweight title when defending champion Shamrock could not continue after the third round.

SAN JOSE – In a bruising battle of Bay Area rivals, undefeated Cung Le broke the right arm of defending champion Frank Shamrock en route to capturing the Strikeforce middleweight title with a thrilling, give-and-take, crowd-pleasing third-round TKO Saturday on Showtime.

The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated mixed martial arts event, presented by EliteXC and Strikeforce, attracted an enthusiastic, well-behaved crowd of 16,326 at the HP Pavilion that produced a gate of more than $1 million. Those in attendance included EliteXC standouts Kimbo Slice, Jake Shields, Nick Diaz and Phil Baroni.

The fight card aired on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

Gilbert Melendez (14-1) of San Francisco successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight belt with a second-round knockout over hard-trying but outclassed Gabe Lemley (11-7) of New London, Iowa, in a second world title match on a five-bout telecast.

In other televised scraps, Drew Fickett (32-5) of Tucson, Ariz., earned a shot at the vacant EliteXC welterweight crown against Jake Shields by submitting Korea’s Jae Suk Lim (9-4) in the first round; super heavyweight Wayne Cole (11-6) of Oklahoma City, Okla., submitted (armbar) Mike Kyle (9-6-1) of San Jose in the first round and EliteXC standout Joey Villasenor (25-6) of Albuquerque, N.M., knocked out Ryan Jensen (11-4) of Omaha, Neb., in the first round.

In the top non-televised fight, Tiki Ghosn (10-7) of Huntington Beach, Calif., registered an upset three-round decision over previously undefeated welter Luke Stewart (5-1) of San Francisco by the scores of 30-27 and 29-28 twice.

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Report: Jensen Tapped to Replace Santos


Ryan Jensen weighs-in for UFC 77: Hostile Territory. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ryan Jensen has been tapped to replace Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos against Joey Villasenor at this weekend’s Elite Xtreme Combat and Strikeforce co-promoted “Shamrock vs Cung Le” show, which will take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who confirmed the matchup with Strikeforce Vice President Mike Afromowitz.

Santos was forced to pull out of the matchup after learning that visa problems would prevent him from entering the country in time for the fight.

Jensen had a six-fight winning streak snapped after signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he lost consecutive bouts to Thales Leites and Demian Maia inside the confines of the promotion.

Since being knocked out by a flying knee courtesy of Robbie Lawler at PRIDE 32, Villasenor has gone on two out of his last three fights. A TKO loss to Murlio Rua at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Baroni was sandwiched in between wins over David Loiseau and Riki Fukuda at separate EliteXC events last year.

Former UFC middleweight champion Frank Shamrock and undefeated former kickboxer Cung Le will meet in an anticipated middleweight clash that will headline this weekend’s show.

UFC 77 Fighter Salaries

The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official fighter salaries for UFC 77: Hostile Territory:

Tim Sylvia: $200,000
Anderson Silva: $120,000
Brandon Vera: $100,000
Rich Franklin: $45,000
Stephan Bonnar: $44,000
Yushin Okami: $24,000
Alan Belcher: $22,000
Josh Burkman: $20,000
Jason MacDonald: $17,000
Demian Maia: $10,000
Jason Black: $8,000
Jorge Gurgel: $7,000
Kalib Starnes $7,000
Eric Schafer: $6,000
Alvin Robinson: $6,000
Forrest Petz: $6,000
Matt Grice: $6,000
Ryan Jensen: $4,000

Total Payroll: $652,000

Break It Down: UFC 77

MMA on Tap writers Scott White and John Chandler break down UFC 77: Hostile Territory fight-by-fight in the debut of the site’s newest column.

UFC 77 features a total of nine fights including the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin for the UFC Middleweight Title as well as a battle between heavyweight contenders Tim Sylvia and Brandon Vera.

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Report: Jensen to Replace Eastman Against Maia

Ryan Jensen has apparently been revealed as the replacement opponent for UFC newcomer Demian Maia at UFC 77 according to The Fight Network.

Nebraskan Ryan Jensen (11-1) has been tapped to replace an injured Marvin Eastman at Oct. 20’s UFC 77 “Hostile Territory” at the U. S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jensen, 30, challenges his second jiu-jitsu standout inside the Octagon in just under two months with Demian Maia, an Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Champion making his UFC debut. Maia (5-0) dispatched striker Curtis Stout at the Gracie Fighting Championship in May, also in Ohio.

Maia’s original opponent, Marvin Eastman was forced to pull out of the scheduled bout after having to undergo surgery on his eye.

Jensen sports a professional MMA record of 11-2 and owns wins over Curtis Stout, Rob Kimmons, and Travis Fulton. Jensen made his UFC debut at UFC 74, losing to Thales Leites by submission.

MMA Junkie is reporting that nothing has been signed although Jensen is expected to ink his name to the contract in next couple of days.

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