Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

UFC 146 fighter pay out

Last Saturday night, three UFC fighters earned $200,000 even though only two of those three won their fight.  Both main card fighters made that amount along with former UFC champion Cain Velasquez according to figures revealed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

While the figures below do not include knockout, submission, or fight of the night bonus checks, four fighters indeed made extra money off of a bonus.  Roy Nelson and Dan Hardy each pocketed an additional $70,000 for knockout of the night, while Paul Sass and Stefan Struve each took home $70,000 for submission of the night.

  • Junior dos Santos ($200,000) def. Frank Mir ($200,000)
  • Cain Velasquez ($200,000) def. Antonio Silva ($70,000)
  • Roy Nelson ($40,000) def. Dave Herman ($21,000)
  • Stipe Miocic ($20,000) def. Shane del Rosario ($20,000)
  • Stefan Struve ($58,000) def. Lavar Johnson ($26,000)
  • Darren Elkins ($28,000) def. Diego Brandao ($15,000)
  • Jamie Varner ($20,000) def. Edson Barboza ($18,000)
  • C.B. Dollaway ($40,000) def. Jason Miller ($45,000)
  • Dan Hardy ($ 50,000) def. Duane Ludwig ($ 18,000)
  • Paul Sass ($ 20,000) def. Jacob Volkmann ($20,000)
  • Glover Teixeira ($30,000) def. Kyle Kingsbury ($12,000)
  • Mike Brown ($ 52,000) def. Daniel Pineda ($10,000)
SOURCE: MMA Fighting
Velasquez may be out for six months after UFC 146 medical suspension

While the victory over Antonio Silva may have put him next in line for a rematch against Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship, Cain Velasquez may have to wait half a year for the fight to take place.  The bulk of the suspension comes on the chance that the former champion may have broken his left hand while punching “Bigfoot”.

While the former champ may be on the sideline for a while, current champion dos Santos received a suspension of just under a month after he was victorious from a second-round TKO victory over Frank Mir.

  • Cain Velasquez: Needs X-ray of left hand. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor. Suspended at minimum until June 26 with no contact until June 17
  • Antonio Silva: Needs X-ray of nose. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor. Suspended at minimum until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for lacerations
  • Jamie Varner: Needs X-ray of right hand. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor. Suspended at minimum until June 26 with no contact until June 17
  • Jason Miller: Needs clearance of right thumb and left knee by orthopedist or sports doctor or suspended until November 20. Suspended at minimum until July 11 with no contact until June 26 for tough fight
  • C.B. Dollaway: Needs X-ray of left thumb. If broken, he is suspended until November 20 unless cleared by doctor. Suspended at minimum until June 26 with no contact until June 17
  • Jacob Volkmann: Needs clearance of left elbow clearance of right thumb and left knee by orthopedist or suspended until November 20
  • Frank Mir: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss
  • Dave Herman: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss
  • Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss
  • Duane Ludwig: Suspended until July 23 with no contact until July 11 for TKO loss
  • Lavar Johnson: Needs evaluation of left elbow by orthopedist. Suspended at minimum until July 11 with no contact until June 26
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended until July 11 with no contact until June 26 for TKO loss
  • Stipe Miocic: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17
  • Darren Elkins: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for left ear hematoma
  • Diego Brandao: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for tough fight
  • Mike Brown: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for left forehead laceration
  • Daniel Pineda: Suspended until June 26 with no contact until June 17 for tough fight
SOURCE: MMA Junkie
Jon Jones pleads guilty for DWI

During the early morning of May 19, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones crashed his Bentley into a telephone pole in New York.  As a result, he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  Today, Jones plead guilty to the charges during a court hearing.

While Jones’ attorney is expecting the UFC champion to receive a fine and a conditional discharge, he will face a $1,000 fine along with up to a year in jail when he returns to court on June 19.

Despite all of this, the UFC is still planning on hold his title fight against Dan Henderson on Sept. 1 in Las Vegas.

SOURCE: MMA Fighting
875,000 viewers for episode No. 12 of TUF: Live

While this Friday night marks the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: Live, the final episode of the season with a storyline tied along to it took place last Friday night.  The show struggled to stay above one million viewers as the season unfolded as last week only 875,000 viewers tuned in which was actually an upgrade from the week prior which only had 821,000 viewers.

Despite the low numbers, UFC president Dana White said that he was satisfied with the ratings even though there will be changes made for TUF: Live 2 later this year.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie
Invicta FC 2 card filled up and ready to go

With 13 fights on the docket, Invicta FC is locked and loaded for its second night of fights.  The main event on the evening will feature Sara McMann take on Shayna Baszler.  McMann currently holds a perfect 5-0 record and holds a silver medal from the 2004 Olympic games in wrestling while her opponent holds a 14-6 record with 13 submission victories after training under Josh Barnett.

The evenings fights are:

MAIN CARD

  • Shayna Baszler vs. Sara McMann
  • Hitomi Akano vs. Alexis Davis
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Kaitlin Young
  • Milana Dudienva vs. Amanda Nunes
  • Kelly Kobold vs. Vanessa Porto
  • Barb Honchak vs. Bethany Marshall
  • Julia Budd vs. Elina Nilsson
  • Carla Esparza vs. Sarah Schneider

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Angelica Chaves vs. Kikuyo Ishikawa
  • Sarah Moras vs. Raquel Pennington
  • Jessamyn Duke vs. Suzie Montero
  • Cheryl Chan vs. Jocelyn Lybarger
  • Liz McCarthy vs. Jessica Philippus

Tickets for the event, which takes place on July 28 in Kansas City, Kan., go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster.com along with InvictaFC.com.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie