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August 31, 2009 by  

Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture Signs New 6-Fight Contract With UFC

August 31, 2009 by  

Randy Couture

Randy “The Natural” Couture had one more fight in his the 3-fight contract he signed back in September 2008.  During the UFC 102 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White assured media and fans that Couture would continue fighting with the UFC for at least next 28 months.  The five-time UFC champion has officially renewed his contract, inking a new 6-fight deal with the UFC organization.

There are rumors of a possible move to light heavyweight but nothing has been confirmed just yet.  Couture wants to continue being a part of the UFC until he retires, but he plans to take a short break in order to decide what division he’d like to fight in for the rest of his fight contract.

From Dana White:

“(Randy Couture) will be with us for a lot more fights…[In regards to fighting as a heavyweight or a light heavyweight] Whatever he wants to do, I’m in.”

UFC 102 Bonuses Awarded To Couture, Nogueira, Marquardt and Rosholt ($60,000)

August 31, 2009 by  

Nogueira vs Couture

During the UFC 102 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White announced all of the bonus winners.  Each of the fighters that acquired the following bonuses, pocketed an extra $60,000 USD aside from their regular salary.

The complete payroll for each of the fighters that participated at the UFC 102 event will be posted once the Athletic Commission releases the fighter salaries to the public.  We should be having the list later this week, so make sure to come back to MMAFight.com for the latest updates.

Here are the special fight bonuses for the UFC 102 “Couture vs. Nogueira” event:

  • Fight of the Night : Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira and Randy “The Natural” Couture
  • Knockout of the Night : Nate Marquardt
  • Submission of the Night : Jake Rosholt submitted Chris Leben via an arm triangle choke submission at 1:30 in the third round

Results For UFC 102 ‘Couture vs. Nogueira’ Event

August 29, 2009 by  

Fight Card Results:

  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Randy Couture via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Thiago Silva def. Keith Jardine via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:35
  • Jake Rosholt def. Chris Leben via technical submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 1:30
  • Nate Marquardt def. Demian Maia via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:21
  • Brandon Vera def. Krzysztof Soszynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Aaron Simpson def. Ed Herman via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 0:17
  • Gabriel Gonzaga def. Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:27
  • Mike Russow def. Justin McCully via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Todd Duffee def. Tim Hague via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:07
  • Mark Munoz def. Nick Catone via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Evan Dunham def. Marcus Aurelio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Betting Lines and Odds For UFC 102 ‘Couture vs. Nogueira’ Event

August 29, 2009 by  

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Main Fight Card: (PPV)

  • Randy “The Natural” Couture (-200) Vs. Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira (+160)
  • Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine (-140) Vs. Thiago Silva (+110)
  • Nate “The Great” Marquardt (-180) Vs. Demian Maia (+150)
  • Brandon “The Truth” Vera (-220) Vs. Krzysztof “The Polish Experiment” Soszynski (+175)
  • Chris “The Crippler” Leben (-150) Vs. Jake Rosholt (+120)

Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)

  • Ed “Short Fuse” Herman (-105) Vs. Aaron “A-Train” Simpson (-125)
  • Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga (-375) Vs. Chris Tuchscherer (+275)
  • Mike Russo (-260) Vs. Justin “The Insane 1″ McCully (+200)
  • Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague (+110) Vs. Todd Duffee (-140)
  • Nick Catone (+155) Vs. Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz (-190)
  • Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio (-165) Vs. Evan Dunham (+135)

Pictures of The Gorgeous UFC Octagon Girl Natasha Wicks (Photo Gallery)

August 29, 2009 by  

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(props to ufc.com for the pictures)

Photo Gallery For UFC 102 ‘Couture vs. Nogueira’ (Pictures)

August 29, 2009 by  

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(Props to ufc.com for the UFC 102 weigh-in pictures)

Jake Rosholt On Fighting Chris Leben At UFC 102: “I Will Beat Him Wherever The Fight Goes”

August 29, 2009 by  

Rosholt vs Leben

UFC middleweight fighter Jake Rosholt (5-1) made his UFC debut back in February of 2009 at UFC Fight Night 17.  It was at UFN 17 that he acquired his first loss in his mixed martial arts career, but he seems extremely motivated to bounce back with a victory tonight at UFC 102.  Rosholt is scheduled to fight the hard-hitting brawler Chris “The Crippler” Leben as part of the televised main fight card.  Although he respects Leben’s stand-up skills, Rosholt feels that he has what it takes to “beat him wherever the fight goes.”  It will be an interesting bout to watch, so expect a war tonight.

From Jake Rosholt:

“I’ve been excited for this ever since I heard we were fighting…I want to win. … Chris Leben is a tough fight, but I am ready…I am not afraid to stand with Leben. He likes to brawl that’s his thing he likes to stand and trade…I will beat him wherever the fight goes it doesn’t matter to me…This is a huge, huge fight for me. I’m fighting someone with a big name, who has tons of fans and respect. It’s on pay-per-view, on the main card, so I’m pumped. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the biggest fight of my life…. Chris is a very tough fighter who always comes forward and puts pressure on his opponents, and he’s gonna try to knock my head off. But I’ll be ready for that and I’ll be able to take the fight wherever I want.”

Photo Gallery For M-1 Global ‘Breakthrough’ (Pictures)

August 29, 2009 by  

Fedor vs Mousasi

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(props to m-1global.com for the pics)

Results For M-1 Global ‘Breakthrough': ‘King Mo’ Lawal Knocks Out Mark Kerr

August 29, 2009 by  

King Mo- M-1 Global

Main Fight Card Results:

  • Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Mark Kerr via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:25
  • Fedor Emelianenko taps Gegard Mousasi via submission (armbar) in exhibition sparring match
  • Karl Amoussou def. John Doyle via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:15
  • Lucio Linhares def. Mikhail Zayats via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:00
  • Jessie Gibbs def. Rob Broughton via unanimous decision
  • Michael Kitta def. Lloyd “Kadillac” Marshbanks via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:50
  • Daisuke Nakamura def. Ferrid Kheder via unanimous decision

Preliminary Fight Card Results:

  • Rogent Lloret vs. Alexey Oleinik declared unanimous draw
  • Eric Marriott def. Tim Bazer via unanimous decision
  • Sean Wilson def. Josh Arocho via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:05
  • Rudy Bears def. Brendan Seguin via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:01
  • Molly Ahlers-Estes def. Andrea Caplan via referee stoppage – Round 1, 3:00
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