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

FW champ Aldo, co-headliner Evans, Overeem top UFC 156 payroll

Complete with $120,000 in a win bonus, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo joined Rashad Evans and Alistair Overeem at the front of the line for UFC 156’s payroll. Despite respective upset losses to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Antonio Silva, Evans walked out with $300,000, while Overeem left with $285,714.29.

The pay cuts measure out as stated below and do not included fighter bonuses, sponsorship money, or any additional finances:

  • Jose Aldo: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) def, Frankie Edgar: $120,000
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $174,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus) def, Rashad Evans: $300,000
  • Antonio Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus) def. Alistair Overeem: $285,714.29
  • Demian Maia: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Jon Fitch: $66,000
  • Joseph Benavidez: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Ian McCall: $9,000
  • Evan Dunham: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Gleison Tibau: $33,000
  • Tyron Woodley: $87,000 (includes $43,500 win bonus) def. Jay Hieron: $12,000
  • Bobby Green: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann: $22,000
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $21,000
  • Dustin Kimura: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chico Camus: $8,000
  • Francisco Rivera: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa: $10,000

Source: Sherdog

Three UFC 156 victors lead list of medical suspensions

Evan Dunham may share a good night in common with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Francisco Rivera, but the three will also share the distinction of leading the list of UFC 156 medical suspensions. Dunham, who won a split-decision over Gleison Tibau, could find himself out of action until August, pending clearance, as could Rivera, who TKOed Edwin Figueroa on the Facebook portion of the card. Nogueira earned a big win over “Suga” Rashad Evans, but remains indefinitely suspended, pending clearance from an ophthalmologist.

The full list of thirteen reads as follows:

  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended indefinitely until cleared by ophthalmologist for potential right eye injury
  • Frankie Edgar: Suspended until Aug. 2 for potential left orbital fracture, can be cleared early by a maxillofacial doctor following a CT scan; minimum suspension until April 4 with no contact in training until March 20
  • Francisco Rivera: Suspended until Aug. 2 for potential right hand/wrist injury, can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor following an X-ray; minimum suspension until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5
  • Evan Dunham: Suspended until Aug. 2 for right orbital blowout fracture, can be cleared early by an ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon; minimum suspension until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17
  • Jay Hieron: Suspended until April 4 with no contact in training until March 20 for precautionary reasons
  • Alistair Overeem: Suspended until March 20 with no contact in training until March 5 for precautionary reasons
  • Antonio Silva: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to chin laceration
  • Jacob Volkmann: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to right eye contusion
  • Yves Edwards: Suspended until March 5 with no contact in training until Feb. 24 due to left eye laceration
  • Joseph Benavidez: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to forehead laceration
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Chico Camus: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 for precautionary reasons
  • Edwin Figueroa: Suspended until Feb. 24 with no contact in training until Feb. 17 due to left eye laceration

Source: MMA Junkie

WSOF inks three-year deal; Four bouts set for March 23 card

The World Series of Fighting just signed on for three more years on NBC Sports Network after a successful first show this past November, and they will return on March 23 when they pack their brand of action inside the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. for the first show of the new deal.

Josh Burkman returns to face Ryan LaFlare,  Dave Branch combats Paulo Filho and Tyson Nam makes his much-anticipated debut against Marlon Moraes. The headliner sees former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski face Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, and despite all rumors, the bout will not take place at a catchweight.

Eye vs. Holland in the works for Bellator 95

Jessica Eye capped off her 2012 with an upset win over 115-pound champion Zoila Gurgel, and she will kick off her 2013 when Bellator 95 comes to Atlantic City on April 4. Eye will face Munah Holland, who owns three wins in her past four outings and looks to continue on her quest to eventually hold a belt with a win over Eye. Impressive performances from either or both women could help Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney out in determining whether a 125-pound women’s tournament comes to fruition.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (left) who defeated former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (right) at UFC 156 on “Super Saturday” (TJ De Santis/Sherdog)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.