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"Fight-Motion" Highlights From UFC On FOX 12

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

FOX's incredible slow-motion equipment was on-hand for the recent UFC on FOX 12 card. Highlights using the state-of-the-art camera system can be viewed below.

The event featured Robbie Lawler defeating Matt Brown in the main event, along with Anthony Johnson downing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Dennis Bermudez submitting Clay Guida and Bobby Green defeating Josh Thomson.

UFC Rankings Report: Dennis Bermudez, Bobby Green Into Top-10

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Dennis Bermudez and Bobby Green were big winners in the latest official UFC rankings, climbing all the way to seventh overall in their respective weight classes.

Bermudez, coming off a submission victory over Clay Guida at UFC on FOX 12, moved five spots at 145 pounds, while Green vaulted six at lightweight.

Green defeated Josh Thomson by decision in the main card opener from San Jose. Thomson, a former Strikeforce champion, fell three spots to sixth. Guida, also an ex-Strikeforce titleholder, plummeted five spots to No. 12.

With the movement, several others climbed or dropped a position or two. At featherweight, Cub Swanson pushed past Frankie Edgar and into second, while Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor each moved up one spot.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Donald Cerrone and Rafael dos Anjos took advantage of the Thomson loss, moving up a position each at lightweight.

Jorge Masvidal Takes Aim At Donald Cerrone

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Jorge Masvidal overcame a sudden knockdown to improve to 5-1 in his last six this weekend, defeating Daron Cruickshank at UFC on FOX 12.

So, what could be next for the former Strikeforce contender? How about Donald Cerrone?

"I just want to get back in there," said Masvidal, during the post-fight press conference. "I know Cerrone needs a fight in September, so hopefully they can book me for that. I just need money. He just needs a fight."

Masvidal (27-8) has lost only to Rustam Khabilov since signing with the UFC. His other loss since 2010 came to Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce title via decision.

Along the way, "Gamebred" has picked up victories over Tim Means, Michael Chiesa, KJ Noons and Pat Healy. Cerrone was rumored for a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the unbeaten Nurmagomedov suffered a knee injury that will keep him out.

"I'm injury free," Masvidal said. "I'm ready to go in September. He needs an let's go."

OSP-Ryan Bader Winner Sounds Nice To "Rumble"

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Anthony Johnson is embracing his second chance with the UFC. So much so that he's willing to fight anybody.

Johnson earned his second straight win since earning his way back to the promotion Saturday, stopping Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in just 44 seconds at UFC on FOX 12.

After defeating Phil Davis earlier this year, "Rumble" is now the proud holder of a eight-fight win streak dating back to his first run with the UFC - as a welterweight.

"I just have to keep believing in myself, first and foremost," said Johnson, on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. "Stay dedicated to my gym, my team and work hard."

Johnson (18-4) was released in 2012 after losing to Vitor Belfort and coming in well over the middleweight limit set for the fight. He moved on to Titan FC before signing with the World Series of Fighting and defeating Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle.

That provided him with another shot in the big time, and he's stepped up. With the title currently set to be defended by Jon Jones against Daniel Cormier in September, and Alexander Gustafsson likely waiting in the wings for the winner, Johnson made sure to throw his name in the hat for any fight out there.

"I have no idea who might be next," he said. "I am trying to go after everybody."

When asked about a potential bout with the winner of an upcoming main event between Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux, Johnson answered "I would definitely take on either one of those guys. Or if one gets hurt, I would definitely step in."

Robbie Lawler Tops UFC On FOX 12 Fighter Salaries

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Robbie Lawler topped the list of fighter salaries from Saturday's UFC on FOX 12 card, scoring a check of $210,000 for his win over Matt Brown.

Lawler earned a decision victory, becoming the No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. His win generated a bonus of $105,000, while he shared the "Fight of the Night" with Brown, as well.

Brown took home $46,000, according to numbers released by the California Athletic Commission.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Anthony Johnson, who comprised the co-main event, earned $114,000 and $106,000. Johnson won the fight, knocking out Nogueira in 44 seconds.

Below are the complete list of disclosed fighter salaries. They do not include any locker room, sponsorship or bonus money given to the fighters:

Robbie Lawler: $210,000 (includes $105,000 bonus)

Matt Brown: $46,000

Anthony Johnson: $106,000 (includes $53,000 bonus)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $114,000

Dennis Bermudez: $48,000 (includes $24,000 bonus)

Clay Guida: $50,000

Bobby Green: $42,000 (includes $21,000 bonus)

Josh Thomson: $84,000

Jorge Masvidal: $84,000 (includes $42,000 bonus)

Daron Cruickshank: $12,000

Patrick Cummins: $20,000 (includes $10,000 bonus)

Kyle Kingsbury: $15,000

Tim Means: $20,000 (includes $10,000 bonus)

Hernani Perpetuo: $8,000

Brian Ortega: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)

Mike De La Torre: $8,000

Tiago dos Santos: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)

Akbarh Arreola: $8,000

Gilbert Burns: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)

Andreas Stahl: $8,000

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)

Juliana Lima: $8,000

Noad Lahat: $16,000 (includes $8,000 bonus)

Steven Siler: $15,000

Matt Brown, John McCarthy Explain Low Blow From UFC On FOX 12

Monday, July 28th, 2014

One moment almost halted the fight this past weekend at UFC on FOX 12, and brought with it some controversy.

During the third round of the main event, Robbie Lawler appeared to land a body kick that hurt Matt Brown. However, referee John McCarthy declared the shot a low-blow and put a pause in the action.

Several replays were shown after, and UFC commentator Joe Rogan stated he thought the shot was legal and the referee had made a mistake. UFC president Dana White also said much the same during his post-fight interview on FOX Sports 1.

McCarthy, a long-time ref, came to his own defense on Twitter, stating, "For information, the kick thrown by Robbie was legal, his shin moved Matt Brown's cup, you could hear it, that's why Matt was given a moment."

Brown, who lost via decision to Lawler, also defended his own actions via his Facebook page after the fight:

Dennis Bermudez Remains On A Roll, Seeks Top-5 Opponent

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Dennis Bermudez remained unbeaten since a loss in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter, defeating Clay Guida Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12.

The win, the seventh in a row for Bermudez, was the biggest of his streak, as it came against a Top-10 fighter.

"I said if I finished Clay Guida, I would like a title shot," Bermudez said. "I'll take anybody in the Top-5 (next)."

Bermudez (14-3) lost to Diego Brandao via submission back in 2011. Since, he's topped the likes of Pablo Garza, Matt Grice, Max Holloway, Steven Siler and now Guida. Using excellent wrestling and precision-striking, "The Menace" rolled through "The Carpenter."

"He is an awesome fighter," Bermudez said. "To beat him is something else."

Bermudez was never in much jeopardy, thwarting the majority of Guida's offense by stopping the takedown. He now owns three submission wins to his credit, including two in the Octagon.

Bermudez landed 29 more strikes overall and 26 more significant strikes in the round-plus of action. That includes many shots Guida was credited for on the ground and in a bad position.

Ready To Rumble: Johnson Destroys Little Nog

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Anthony Johnson made a statement Saturday night in San Jose at UFC on FOX 12.

By finishing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in just 44 seconds, "Rumble" made sure to let the light heavyweight division know his win over Phil Davis earlier this year was no fluke.

Johnson (18-4) picked up his eighth straight win since a 2012 loss to Vitor Belfort that left him outside the UFC after missing weight. That was a middleweight bout, and Johnson found his way on the regional scene.

"This is a blessing," he said. "If not for Dana White and the Fertitta (brothers) cutting me when they cut me, I wouldn't be here right now."

Now, years removed from his issues with cutting weight, Johnson was able to laugh at it, saying, "don't cut so much weight everybody."

Nogueira didn't stand a chance against the 30-year-old fighting out of the Blackzilians camp, as Johnson stunned him with a shot against the fence. A huge right hand later and the Brazilian was out on the canvas.

"Hopefully I can keep putting fear in everybody," Johnson said. "The whole time I was training I knew I had to put him away early because he is a Nogueira and he doesn't quit. I wanted to destroy him."

For Nogueira, the loss was his first since 2011. He had defeated Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz in 2013 and '11, but is now 21-6 in his career.

Her Name Is Hard To Spell, But Dana White Enjoys Her Fighting

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a statement Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12, defeating Juliana Lima.

She also gained one important fan in the process: UFC president Dana White.

"She's legit, man," White said in the locker room after the contest. "I'm a big fan."

Jedrzejczyk (7-0) dominated the 15-minute bout that aired on UFC Fight Pass, scoring a decision victory in her Octagon debut. The win was her fourth via decision.

She out-landed Lima, 87-51, including a plus-16 advantage in significant strikes. The two had an intense weigh-in, and that carried over to the fight. Jedrzejczyk also showed her wrestling skills, avoiding 15 of the 16 takedown attempts by Lima.

Robbie Lawler Puts End To Matt Brown's Winning Ways

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Robbie Lawler will get his shot at taking down Johny Hendricks after stopping Matt Brown's seven-fight win streak Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12.

Lawler earned a decision victory, out-striking Brown and becoming the first contender to Hendricks' title. Earlier this year, "Bigg Rigg" downed Lawler via decision to win the vacant championship.

"I am very excited," Lawler said. "I want to get back to work and go after Hendricks. I'm gonna be the one waiting for him and that's nice."

Hendricks has been on the sidelines since defeating Lawler due to bicep surgery. He is expected to be cleared for a return by the fall.

On this night, though, it was all about "Ruthless," as he handed Brown his first loss since 2011.

"I told him there were two champions in this ring and he is a hell of a fighter," Lawler said. "We put on a great show. He came and went toe-to-toe with me, not something too many people will do."

Kyle Kingsbury Issues His Retirement Comments

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Kyle Kingsbury returned from a serious eye injury, fighting for the first time in two years Saturday at UFC on FOX 12 against Patrick Cummins.

The 15-minute beating he took, though, was enough, as Kingsbury announced his retirement after the loss.

Kingsbury (11-6) lost his last four fights after starting his career with an 11-2 record overall. He dropped his UFC debut to Tom Lawlor, but rebounded with four consecutive wins.

"In my run it felt like peaks and valleys but in the end I am completely grateful for it all," he wrote on Twitter. "Every beating I (dealt) out and every beating I took. I've learned more about life in the small window I've fought than in any other venture.

"Life only continus to get better. I love you all."

In 2011, "Kingsbu" dropped a decision to Stephan Bonnar that came on the heels of wins over Fabio Maldonado and Jared Hamman. He lost to Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa two years ago.

Kingsbury was a standout college football player at Arizona State before appearing on The Ultimate Fighter.

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