The following fight bonuses were awarded for UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Submission of the Night:
Was not awarded due to no fights being finished by submission
Knockouts of the Night:
Mark Hunt (over Stefan Struve) and Wanderlei Silva (over Brian Stann) each receive $50,000
Fight of the Night:
Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann each receive $50,000
Click here for the full list of UFC on Fuel TV 8 results.
—MAIN CARD (on Fuel TV @ 10:00pm ET)—
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann: Silva via KO (Punches), Round 2, 4:08
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve: Hunt via TKO (Punches), Round 3, 1:44
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez: Sanchez via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Yushin Okami vs. Hector Lombard: Okami via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya: Yahya via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada: Kim via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
The first females of the UFC have already made history and now just one week later, the UFC returns to Saitama, Japan with UFC on Fuel TV 8. Opening duties are bestowed upon the welterweights as “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (16-2-1) locks up with “The Great” Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1). Brazilian Rani Yahya (17-7) will look to prove homefield advantage means nothing when he takes on Japan’s own “Pugnus” Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1). A move up into middleweight contention could be in order for the victor between fourth-ranked “Thunder” Yushin Okami (28-7) and eighth-ranked “Lightning” Hector Lombard (32-3-1). “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi (34-8) will greet “The Dream” Diego Sanchez (23-5) when he makes his return to the lightweight division. In the co-main event, one heavyweight’s rise to glory will come to a screeching halt as “Skyscraper” Stefan Struve (25-5) takes on K-1 veteran “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (8-7). Closing the night off is a light heavyweight battle between “The All-American” Brian Stann (12-5) and the always popular “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1). The first half of the main card was given a look in UFC on Fuel TV 8 Main Card Pre-Fight Breakdown: Part I. MMA Gospel will round the card off here with Part II, providing what to look for in each match-up leading up to the main event.
The UFC hits the land of the rising sun again just a week after the historic UFC 157 card to offer fight fans another great night of mixed martial arts action, this time for free on Fuel TV. The eighth installment of the UFC on Fuel TV series is headlined by “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1) and “All-American” Brian Stann (12-5), while co-main duties fall on heavyweights “Skyscraper” Stefan Struve (25-5) and K-1 star Mark Hunt (8-7). ”The Dream” Diego Sanchez (23-5) and “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi (34-8) will anchor the card in a lightweight contest. The opening fight of the night will see dangerous welterweights “The Great” Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1) and “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (16-2-1). In middleweight action, eighth-ranked ”Shango” Hector Lombard (23-3-1) and current number 4 “Thunder” Yushin Okami (28-7) will continue their quest for 185lbs. gold. Rounding out the bottom half of the card, filling the second slot and filling the second slot is Rani Yahya (17-7) in a featherweight clash with “Pugnus” Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1). Here in Part I of the UFC on Fuel TV 8 pre-fight breakdown, MMA Gospel will delve into the first half of the six-fight card.
The NFL season might be slowly winding down but it is another healthy feed of mixed martial arts action January 26 as the UFC returns for its sixth installment on the FOX network. Opening the main card, “New Breed” Erik Koch (13-1) steps back into the spotlight after a lengthy lay-off to battle “The Bully” Ricardo Lamas (12-2). WEC veterans-turned-UFC lightweight contenders are set to collide as “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (19-4) meets “Showtime” Anthony Pettis (15-2). “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) defends his flyweight title against “The Magician” John Dodson (14-5) in the main event. Before the night closes, the co-main event will see Glover Teixeira (19-2) try to make the jump from prospect to contender when he takes on former light heavyweight champion “Rampage” Quinton Jackson (32-10) in his final organizational appearance.
The familiar grounds of the MGM Grand Garden Arena will host the second clash of UFC middleweight titans “The Spider” Anderson Silva (31-4) and Chael Sonnen (27-11-1) as they fight for the UFC Middleweight Championship this Saturday. UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II will also see a host of other top talents meet as rising contenders “The Pride of El Salvador” Ivan Menjivar (24-8) and “The Hulk” Mike Easton (12-1) open the card, followed by a 145lbs. tilt featuring “Money” Chad Mendes (11-1) and “AK Kid” Cody McKenzie (13-2), and a welterweight meeting between Demian Maia (15-4) and “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (15-1-1). Playing co-main event for the whole affair is a rematch between the first Ultimate Fighter Forrest Griffin (18-7) and the UFC’s first light heavyweight king “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (16-10-1). Anchoring the card is a striking match between former IKF Sanshou World Light Heavyweight Champion and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le (7-2) and Canadian southpaw “The Predator” Patrick Cote (17-7).
The following fight bonuses were awarded for UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II
Submission of the Night:
Rodrigo Damm (over Anistavio Medeiros) receives $65,000
Knockout of the Night:
Marcos Vinicius (over Wagner Campos) receives $65,000
Fight of the Night:
Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva each receive $65,000
Click here for the full list of UFC 147 results
—MAIN CARD (on Pay-Per-View, 10:00pm ET)—
Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin: Franklin via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46), Round 5, 5:00
Sergio Moraes vs. Cezar Ferreira: Ferreira via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo de Oliveira: Mariano Bezerra via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), Round 3, 5:00
Mike Russow vs. Fabricio Werdum: Werdum via TKO (Strikes), Round 1, 2:28
Hacran Dias vs. Yuri Alcantara: Dias via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), Round 3, 5:00
The UFC makes another trip to the MMA Mecca of Brazil for UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II tomorrow night. Now headlined by a rematch between “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1) and “Ace” Rich Franklin (28-6), the card was originally built around a TUF: Brazil coaches’ duel but “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort (21-9) was sidelined by an injury. Opening the main card are seasoned Brazilian prospects “Marajo” Iuri Alcantara (28-3) and “Barnabe” Hacran Dias (20-1) followed by a heavyweight tilt between Mike Russow (15-1) and “Vai Cavalo” Fabricio Werdum (15-5). Prior to the main event, “Jason” Rony Mariano Bezerra (10-3) and “Pepey” Godofredo Castro (8-0) will settle the featherweight brackets of TUF: Brazil and “Mutante” Cezar Ferreira (4-2) will face “Serginho” Sergio Moraes (6-1) in the middleweight finals.