Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann UFC 170 Preview

Ronda Rousey defeated Miesha Tate by third round submission at UFC 168 on Saturday night to retain the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. After the event, UFC President Dana White announced that Rousey would defend the title against fellow Olympian Sara McMann at UFC 170 on February 22.

Steve previews the fight with Bleacher Report Lead MMA Writer Duane Finley. The guys discuss who wins, women’s MMA currently and more.

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Anderson Silva Leads UFC 168 Salaries At $600K

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UFC 168 will go down as the most horrific night in the career of Anderson Silva. The Brazilian was looking to regain his UFC middleweight champion and was unsuccessful as he broke his leg in a horrific fashion while throwing a leg kick to Weidman, who checked the kick and his leg snapped. His return to the company is unknown at this time.

BetweenTheRopes.com had requested and did receive the payouts for the event that took place over the weekend. Silva headed the salaries making $600,000 for his performance, while Weidman had the second highest at $400,000, which $200,000 was a win bonus. Total salaries of the event totaled $1,872,000. Here are all the salaries from the event, which do include win bonuses. These do not include any fight night bonuses or discretionary bonuses.

-Chris Weidman: $400,000
-Anderson Silva: $600,000
-Ronda Rousey: $100,000
-Miesha Tate: $28,000
-Travis Browne: $56,000
-Josh Barnett: $170,000
-Jim Miller: $92,000
-Fabricio Camoes: $8,000
-Dustin Poirier: $46,000
-Diego Brandao:$20,000*
-Uriah Hall: $20,000
-Chris Leben: $51,000
-Michael Johnson: $36,000
-Gleison Tibau: $39,000
-Dennis Siver: $66,000
-Manny Gamburyan: $25,000
-John Howard: $32,000
-Siyar Bahadurzada: $17,000
-William Macario: $20,000
-Bobby Voelker: $12,000
-Robert Peralta: $24,000
-Estevan Payan: $10,000

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Anderson Silva Undergoes Successful Leg Surgery, Could Be Out Up To Six Months

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Anderson Silva suffered one of the most traumatic injuries in the history of the UFC. Silva was throwing a leg kick in his main event fight against middleweight champion Chris Weidman and when Weidman checked it, Silva legs snapped. Silva crumbled to a heap and the fight was stopped.

The former champion was immediately rushed to the hospital to undergo leg surgery. Silva underwent successful surgery to his broken fibula and is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital.

The UFC released a statement to the media earlier this morning regarding Silva.

“Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s Orthopedic Surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson’s left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months.

“Anderson is deeply touched by the outpouring of support from his fans and the entire MMA community. There has been no immediate decision about his future, and he would kindly ask for privacy at this time as he deals with his injury and prepares to return home to recover.”

We send wishes out to Anderson Silva and hope for a successful recovery.

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UFC 168: Ronda Rousey Highlights By Winning Two Fight Bonuses

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It was a great night at UFc 168 in more ways than one for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The former Olympian successfully defended her title by defeating Miesha Tate by third round submission.

It was announced during the post-fight press conference by UFC President Dana White that $75,000 bonuses were going to Rousey for her “Fight of the Night” with Miesha Tate and for “Submission of the Night”. Tate gets “Fight of the Night”, Travis Browne got “Knockout of the Night” for his win over Josh Barnett.

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UFC 168: Anderson Silva Breaking His Leg (GRAHPIC VIDEO)

In what was perhaps one of the most gruesome injuries in the history of MMA happened tonight in the main event of UFC 168 when Anderson Silva attempted to throw a leg kick to UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. The champion checked the leg kick and the rest can speak for itself.

If you have a sensitive stomach please turn away from the Vine video that we received a few moments ago.

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UFC 168: Anderson Silva Being Stretchered Out Of The Octagon With A Horrific Leg Injury (Video)

Moments ago in the main event of UFC 168, Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

In the opening parts of the second round, Silva throws a leg kick, Weidman checks it and then Silva’s legcracks and Silva lands in a heap with referee Herb Dean stopping the fight.

A Vine video was posted that you can watch above with Silva in obvious pain.

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UFC 168 Results: Chris Weidman Defeats Anderson Silva In Gruesome Fashion

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The MMA world was expecting Anderson Silva to rebound quite easily from UFC 162 and regain his UFC Middleweight Championship. Chris Weidman had another plan in mind, but the ending wasn’t what the world expected.

Round 1

The fight starts both guys touching gloves. Both guys start out circling each circle to gauge distance and then Weidman throws a front kick. Weidman scores a takedown but Silva gets right back up. Silva lands a knee. Weidman trying for that takedown. Silva lands another knee, but Weidman knocks Silva down and lands some ground and pound. Silva is able to get Weidman into guard.

Silva landing punches from the bottom and Weidman then lands a series of elbows. Silva gets Weidman in a body triangle, but Weidman gets out and lands more ground and pound. Silva then lands an elbow. Weidman smothers Silva and lands another elbow. Silva with a series of hammerfists. Another elbow by Weidman and a right hand to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1 to Weidman, 10-9.

Round 2

Weidman bleeding to start the round. Silva lands an inside leg kick. Both guys circle and Silva lands a left hand. each guys trades jabs. Silva throws an inside leg kick, Weidman checks the kick and Silva goes down in heap with what appears to be a broken leg. Referee Herb Dean then stops the fight.

Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva at 1:16 of Round 2 by TKO to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

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UFC 168 Results: Ronda Rousey Defeats Miesha Tate In Her Toughest Test

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The animosity was deep heading into the UFC 168 co-main event with Ronda Rousey defending the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship in a rematch against Miesha Tate.

Round 1

The fight begins with Rousey and Tate not touching gloves. Both fighters rush each other with punches. Rousey lands a throw, but Tate gets up. Rousey lands a knee and pushes Tate against the cage. Rousey trips Tate. Tate tries a triangle armbar and Rousey slams tate. Tate gets up and lands a takedown. Tate landing a few shots on the ground. Rousey trying for a triangle armbar.

Rousey gets up and Tate tries for a takedown. Tate gets the better of a punching exchange and Rousey lands two judo throws and allows Tate up. Tate throws a right and stuffs the judo throw attempt by Rousey and the round ends.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1 for Rousey.

Round 2

The round begins with Rousey tripping down tate and allows her to get up. Rousey lands a judo throw tries to get into side control, but Tate gets up. Rousey has tate pressed against the cage, with Rousey landing shots. The champion then lands another judo throw and into side control. Rousey trying an armbar, but Rousey gets into mount and landing shots. Rousey locks in the armbar but Tate gets out and almost to her feet.

Fight back to the ground and Rousey keeps trying for the armbar and now Rousey is landing  more body shots to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 2 for Rousey, 10-9.

Round 3

Round starts with Rousey working the clinch against the cage. Rousey scores a judo throw, but Tate rolls over, but Rousey rolls back over and scores the armbar and Tate taps out.

Ronda Rousey defeats Miesha Tate by third round submission (armbar) at 0:58 to retain the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

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UFC 168: Will Brock Lesnar Return Tonight?

Rumors have been running rampant all week that former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar could be returning to company. Speculation is running wild that he is in Las Vegas for the fight’s tonight.

UFC President Dana White has been coy all week long regarding a possible Lesnar return. No word from Lesnar’s camp at this time.

Steve discusses with FightHype.com lead writer Percy Crawford on whether Lesnar will return, why he doesn’t need to return and more.

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UFC 168: Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate Breakdown

It has been a fight that has been brewing since they fought each other in March of 2012 under the Strikeforce banner. In the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 168 features a rematch with Ronda Rousey defending her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Miesha Tate. Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford as the guys breakdown this fight, will the rematch be different then the first fight, will making two movies effect Rousey, will Tate be mentally prepared and more.

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UFC 168: Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman Breakdown

UFC 168 takes place on tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features the rematch as Chris Weidman defends the UFC Middleweight Championship against Anderson Silva.

Steve talks to FightHype.com lead writer Percy Crawford as the guys break down the main event and how each guy can win, the significance of the bout for each guy and more.

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UFC 168 Preview Show

UFC 168 takes place on tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features the rematch as Chris Weidman defends the UFC Middleweight Championship against Anderson Silva, with another rematch in the co-feature as Ronda Rousey defends her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Miesha Tate. Also in a key heavyweight bout, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett faces off against Travis Browne.

Steve talks to FightHype.com lead writer Percy Crawford as the guys break down the three main bouts of the card, the price increase of this card and more. Crawford and Steve also discuss the rumors of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar returning to the octagon, whether he would return and more.

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UFC 168 Video: Ronda Rousey Submits Miesha Tate

The top two fights for UFC 168 on Saturday night are rematches as Anderson Silva looks to regain the middleweight title against Chris Weidman. In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey defends her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Miesha Tate.

Rousey and Tate squared off the first time under the Strikeforce banner in March of 2012, with Rousey submitting Tate in the first round by armbar to win the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title.

Strikeforce closed shop at the beginning of last year and Rousey was made the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Rousey defended her title one time so far defeating Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in February. Tate has fought one time in the UFC as well, losing to Cat Zingano at the TUF 17 Finale in April.

Zingano was supposed to battle Rousey and coach together on this past season’s TUF, but Zingano suffered a knee injury before the taping. Tate was brought to coach and face Rousey. You can watch their entire fight in the video above.

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UFC 168 Video: Chris Weidman Knocks Out Anderson Silva To Win The UFC Middleweight Title

UFC 168 takes place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature Chris Weidman defending the UFC middleweight title against former long-time middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

The two squared off in July when Weidman knocked out Silva in the second round to win the title at UFC 162. The UFC has released the full fight, which you can view at the top of the page.

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Ronda Rousey Describes Beating Up Two Men In A Movie Theatre (Video)

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Miesha Tate in the co-main event at UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28. The current bantamweight champion last night appeared on “The Jimmy Kimmel” on ABC.

Rousey was on the show to promote the fight with Tate. Also discussed on the show was talking about judo, her family and a fight in a movie theatre.

You can watch the video of her appearance above.

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Herb Dean To Referee Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva Rematch At UFC 168

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Herb Dean was the referee when Chris Weidman stopped Anderson Silva to win the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 162 in July. At a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing this morning, it was announced that Dean will once again be the man in the middle when Silva-Weidman rematch at UFC 168 later this month.

“The first fight was quite strange, and I normally don’t recommend the same ref for the rematch, but here, I think it would actually be very appropriate,” NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer said to the commission during the hearing. Moments later the commission approved Kizer’s request.

The judges for the main event were also announced as Junichiro Kamijo, Chris Lee and Patricia Morse-Jarman will be cageside.

UFC 168 takes place on Saturday December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Josh Barnett Gets A License In Nevada, UFC Will Pay For WADA Testing

Their was a long standing question when Josh Barnett came back to the UFC was whether he would be able to get a license to fight in the state of Nevada. The question was answered this morning when Barnett was approved for a license to fight at UFC 168 against Travis Browne during a hearing today with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Their was a catch to the license though.

Barnett was told by the commission that he would have to submit himself to random testing up until his fight with Browne as well as to random drug testing done by the commission for all of 2014. Barnett will be also be subjected to enhanced, intensive and weekly testing by the WADA lab at the expense Barnett or the UFC along with the testing in the state of Nevada even Barnett doesn’t fight in the state next year.

The former UFC heavyweight champion attended the hearing along with his attorneys had to explain his previous drug test failures in 2001 and 2002 in Nevada and 2009 in the state of California. Barnett stated that the failed 2001 and 2002 tests were due to the use of supplements that were later reclassified as anabolic steroids while contending the 2009 test was likely due to contaminated supplements. Barnett said he now largely avoids supplements due to the past issues.

“The Warmaster” said to the commission that he understands what is on the list and he is responsible for everything that is put into his body.

“I understand the prohibited list, and that’s what’s necessary,” Barnett said. “I have to watch what I put it in my mouth, in my body. No one’s giving me anything under the table and putting things in my system. This is my responsibility.”

UFC executive Marc Ratner was at the hearing and said the company would be willing to foot the bill for all additional testing.

Barnett will be the first mixed martial artist in Nevada to undergo WADA certified random drug testing.

If Barnett can get by Browne, his next fight would likely be for the UFC heavyweight championship he once held.

UFC 168 takes place on Saturday, December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature Chris Weidman defending the UFC middleweight championship against Anderson Silva. The co-feature will have UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defending against Miesha Tate.

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Report: Ronda Rousey Could Be In The Next “Fast & Furious” Movie Franchise

It looks like Ronda Rousey could be in for an even busier end of 2013.

Variety is reporting that current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is in negotiations to be in the next installment of the “Fast & Furious”.

It would be the seventh installment of the movie as the sixth installment, which came out this year has raked in more than $740 million.

Variety is also reporting that stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker will be returning while Rousey would be the first major role for the next film.

Ronda Rousey will be appearing in her first movie as she will be filming, “The Expendables 3″ really soon. if Rousey does agree to a deal to do “Fast & Furious 7″, then Rousey would head to Atlanta to shoot the film right after filming her scenes for “The Expendables 3″.

Rousey while shooting the films will continue to be training as her training team will be accompanying her during this time.

Ronda Rousey is scheduled to defend her women’s bantamweight title as she will be squaring off against Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 168 on December 28.

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