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WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura Fighter Salaries


Brock Larson. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official list of fighter salaries stemming from last night’s World Extreme Cagefighting 35 event, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Carlos Condit and Jamie Varner retained their respective WEC titles Sunday night while former U.S. Marine Brian Stann was defeated in a light heavyweight championship rematch against hometown favorite Steve Cantwell. The show’s other main card bout saw rising bantamweight Brian Bowles submit Damacio Page.

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

Carlos Condit ($44,000) def. Hiromitsu Miura ($5,000)
Steve Cantwell ($10,000) def. Brian Stann ($11,000)
Jamie Varner ($30,000) def. Marcus Hicks ($16,000)
Brian Bowles ($8,000) def. Damacio Page ($6,000)
Josh Grispi ($8,000) def. Micah Miller ($5,000)
Brock Larson ($30,000) def. Carlo Prater ($7,000)
Blas Avena ($12,000) def. Dave Terrel ($3,000)
Shane Roller ($12,000) def. Todd Moore ($4,000)
Mike Budnik ($6,000) def. Greg McIntyre ($2,000)
Scott Jorgensen ($6,000) def. Kenji Osawa ($5,000)

Condit, Varner Retain; Stann Falls at WEC 35


Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Carlos Condit and Jamie Varner retained their respective World Extreme Cagefighting titles Sunday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas while former U.S. Marine Brian Stann was defeated in a light heavyweight championship rematch against hometown favorite Steve Cantwell.

Coming into the show’s main event, Condit was expected to encounter his toughest test to date against Hiromitsu Miura, who has become known as a formidable opponent in past fights courtesy of his slick judo throws and heavy hands. Miura provided quite the test for Condit, who was put into dangerous predicaments throughout the course of the fight.

After preventing Miura’s inital judo throw attempt in the first round, Condit found himself being slammed onto the canvas just moments later, only to return the favor to Miura later on in a sign of things to come. Flurries of punches and submission exchanges between the two were prominent throughout the first fifteen minutes of the bout, which saw Condit ahead on the judge’s scorecards going into the championship rounds.

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WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura Live Results

We will be going live at 6:30 PM ET tonight with live results of WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show’s man card will be televised on Versus starting at 9:00 PM ET.

The event will feature a total of three championship bouts: WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will make another defense of his belt against tough Japanese veteran Hiromitsu Miura; lightweight title holder Jamie Varner will make his first defense against top contender Marcus Hicks; and former U.S. Marine Brian Stann will put his light heavyweight strap on the line in a rematch against Steve Cantwell.

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

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WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura Weigh-In Results


Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The official weigh-in results for tonight’s WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura event, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, are below. The show’s man card will be televised on Versus starting at 9:00 PM ET. All fighters successfully made weight. The only hitch saw Marcus Hicks need a second attempt to make the 155 lb. limit.

The event will feature a total of three championship bouts: WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will make another defense of his belt against tough Japanese veteran Hiromitsu Miura; lightweight title holder Jamie Varner will make his first defense against top contender Marcus Hicks; and former U.S. Marine Brian Stann will put his light heavyweight strap on the line in a rematch against Steve Cantwell.

Main Card:

Carlos Condit (169.5 lbs) vs. Hiromitsu Miura (169 lbs)
Brian Stann (201.5 lbs) vs. Steve Cantwell (205 lbs)
Jamie Varner (155 lbs) vs. Marcus Hicks (155 lbs)
Damacio Page (135 lbs) vs. Brian Bowles (136 lbs)
Micah Miller (145 lbs) vs. Josh Grispi (145 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Brock Larson (171 lbs) vs. Carlo Prater (170 lbs)
Dave Terrel (170 lbs) vs. Blas Avena (170 lbs)
Todd Moore (154 lbs) vs. Shane Roller (155 lbs)
Kenji Osawa (136.5 lbs) vs. Scott Jorgenson (135.5 lbs)
Mike Budnik (154 lbs) vs. Greg McIntyre (155 lbs)

Video Hype: Looking at the WEC Main Card

In the following set of videos courtesy of ESPN, seven of the fighters that will be featured on the main card of World Extreme Cagefighting’s next event on Sunday night discuss their upcoming bouts. In the video above, Carlos Condit talks about his title defense against crafty Japanese veteran Hiromitsu Miura. After the jump, Brian Stann, Steve Cantwell, Jamie Varner, Marcus Hicks, Brian Bowles, and Damacio Page all touch on their fights as well, which will all be televised live on Versus starting at 9 PM ET.

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Report: Varner-Hicks Set for WEC in August


Jamie Varner throws a right hand at Rob McCullough. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Newly crowned World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion Jamie Varner will make his first title defense against undefeated top contender Marcus Hicks when the organization holds their next following this weekend on August 3rd.

The news comes from MMA Weekly, who have confirmed the matchup with sources close to the fight itself.

Varner scored a surprise upset over then-champion Rob McCullough at a WEC event in February, viciously stopping the Team Punishment member with strikes in the third round of their title bout. It was Varner’s third win in a row and his latest fight that hasn’t gone to a decision. Varner hasn’t gone the distance since losing a decision to Jesse Moreng in his second career fight.

Hicks remains undefeated thus far in his professional mixed martial arts career and has finished off all of his opponents by either TKO or submission. All of his wins inside the confines of the WEC have come by way of his patented guillotine choke, the most recent victim being Total Combat veteran Ed Ratcliff, whom Hicks submitted in March.

The event will emanate from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann is expected to make his first title defense against Steve Cantwell at the show. Reigning WEC welterweight title holder Carlos Condit is also advertised as being in action on the card.

Stann-Cantwell Set for August WEC Rematch


Brian Stann and Steve Cantwell exchange punches. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Newly crowned WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann will make his first title defense in a rematch with rising contender Steve Cantwell at a yet-to-be-announced event on August 3rd.

Stann revealed details about the matchup during today’s edition of “The Howard Stern Show” on Sirius Satellite Radio.

After winning four consecutive fights inside the confines of the WEC, Stann, a former U.S. Marine, scored a first-round knockout of then-champion Doug Marshall in March to earn the light heavyweight belt.

Cantwell is currently on a two-fight winning streak. He most recently submitted a returning Tim McKenzie, who also earns a win over Marshall in his career, with a rear naked choke in the first round.

Stann and Cantwell originally fought in March of 2006 in the WEC’s second show under Zuffa’s ownership. Stann stopped Cantwell with strikes just 41 seconds into the first round.

HT: MMA Junkie

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