World Series of Fighting continues to sign international prospects to its roster. This time the organization has imported a trio of Russian rising stars: Vagab Vagabov (15-0), Magomed Bibulatov (9-0) and Magomed Magomedov (10-1).
Recently crowned Light-Hevyweight Champion Daniel Cormier got ridiculous $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus) compared to his opponent Anthony Johnson who made $500,000 after UFC 187 in Vegas this past weekend.
UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman earned $500,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus) at UFC 187 after he defeated Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort who took home $300,000.
Strawweighters Rose Namajunas and Nina Ansaroff had their fight scrapped just hours before the event kicked off because Ansaroff had gotten ill with the flu. After missing weight Ansaroff was fined 20 percent of her salary. While Namajunas will be paid her show and win money, meaning the TUF 20 finalist earned $50,000 and $2,000 from Ansaroff’s fine. Ansaroff was paid her show money too – $8,000 after the $2,000 reduction for over weight.
Note that the numbers don't include fight bonuses, sponsors, insurance, taxes and such.
The total amount of payroll for the show was $2.452 million.
The full list of UFC 187 salaries:
Youtube sensation Kimbo Slice and MA pioneer Ken Shamrock has unfinished business, but now they will finally meet at Bellator 138 in St. Louis, Missouri next month.
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Donald Cerrone (28-6) is officially the challenger of UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos (24-7) sometime in the later part of 2015.
Watch new Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader nearly fight at UFC 187 post fight press conference.
The one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger posing with Middleweight title holder Chris Weidman and newly crowned Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier after UFC 187 in Las Vegas.
Don't miss UFC 187 post-fight press conference from Las Vegas. Who received the bonus awards? What does the winners and losers have to say about past fights? And much more!
In the headliner of UFC 187 event the vacant Light-Heavyweight title was on the line between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. "Rumble" lands a big right punch and "Black Fedor" falls to canvas, but he got up quickly and started to use his superior wrestling skills, pressing his opponent against the fence and taking the fight to the ground. The second round started with exchange, but Johnson is soon on the mat again where he stays until the end of the round. Cormier damages his head with elbows while also looking for kimura. In the third round "Rumble" looks very tired, Cormier continues to grapple and ends behind his opponent where he secures a rear-naked choke capturing the belt.
In the co-headliner Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman met Vitor Belfort. The American is in the center, and the Brazilian moves around - they're both looking for a good moment. Belfort finds the opportunity and lands nice punches again and again in a series of combinations and Weidman is in trouble. But Weidman survives the pressure and scores a takedown, works his way to the top and after some nasty ground and pound, Herb Dean is forced to stop beatdown.
UFC 187 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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In the main even of KSW 31 in Gdansk, Poland, Middleweight Champion Michal Materla kept his belt after the fight with Toasz Drwal in what seemed to be a bit of a controversial referee stoppage. Drwal looked better with strikes and especially his jab did a good job. Materla took the fight to the mat from time to time and after a successful takedown in the third round, he worked his way up to top crucifix position where the Champion trapped the Challenger while also landing punches. After about one minute in a bad position Materla was warned by the referee that he would stop the match, but the UFC veteran couldn't do anything about it and the fight was finished at 4:56. The strikes from the Champion wasn't damaging and some of them were even blocked.
In the co-main event Mariusz Pudzianowski needed only 27 seconds to knock out Rolles Gracie. The Brazilian kicks early, and the Pole lands a big right swing sending Gracie to the floor, Pudzianowski looks for a finish, but it finished already as the ref saves Gracie.
Full KSW 31 results and video: