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UFC 162 medical suspensions

After Saturday nights UFC 162 event, there were many medical suspensions handed out to the fighters on the card.  While several fighters exited the cage in rough shape, the three longest suspensions handed out were to Kazuki Takudome, Dennis Siver, and David Mitchell.  Of the three, the Japanese fighter could very well be out until January pending clearance by a doctor.

The list of suspensions is as follows:

Kazuki Tokudome: Must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared by ear, nose and throat doctor or ophthalmologist or suspended until Jan. 3; minimum suspension until Aug. 21 with no contact in training until Aug. 6
Dennis Siver: Suspended until Oct. 5 with no contact in training until Sept. 5 for precautionary reasons
David Mitchell: Must have post-concussion clearance from a sports medicine doctor and suspended until Oct. 5 with no contact in training until Sept. 5
Anderson Silva: Suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact in training until Aug. 6 for precautionary reasons
Tim Boetsch: Suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact in training until Aug. 6 for precautionary reasons
Rafaello Oliveira: Suspended until Aug. 21 with no contact in training until Aug. 6 due to left knee pain
Charles Oliveira: Suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact in training until July 28 for precautionary reasons
Tim Boetsch: Suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact in training until July 28 for precautionary reasons
Seth Baczynski: Suspended until Aug. 6 with no contact in training until July 28 due to right eyebrow and nose lacerations

UFC 162 took place on July 6 in Las Vegas.  The main event saw Chris Weidman end the seven year reign of Anderson Silva by second-round knockout.

Source: MMA Junkie
Skinner vs. Chavez added to XFC 25

When the XFC rolls into Albuquerque, N.M. in September, there will be not one but two women’s fights on the card. In addition to the scheduled main event, Stephanie Skinner will take on Angelica Chavez on the card.  Even though Skinner started her career as a professional fighter on an 0-3 streak, “The Scrapper” took time away from competition and trained harder, only to return to improve her record to 2-4.  Meanwhile, her opponent will carry her 4-2 record into the cage in front of her hometown fans at the event.

XFC 25 takes place on Sept. 6 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  The main card will air live on AXS TV.

UFC 162 salaries

While it was Chris Weidman that exited the cage with the title on Saturday night, it was former champion Anderson Silva who walked away with the highest fighter payout.  The new champion won $48,000 for his efforts, while “The Spider” pocketed the biggest payout at $600,000.  The second biggest payout came to former lightweight title holder, Frankie Edgar, who made $240,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Charles Oliveira.

The total disclosed fighter payout for each fighter at the event is as follows:

Chris Weidman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Anderson Silva: $600,000
Frankie Edgar: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) def. Charles Oliveira: $21,000
Tim Kennedy: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Roger Gracie: $50,000
Mark Munoz: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Tim Boetsch: $37,000
Cub Swanson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Siver: $33,000
Andrew Craig: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben: $51,000
Norman Parke: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000
Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Dave Herman: $23,000
Edson Barboza: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000
Brian Melancon: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Seth Baczynski: $16,000
Mike Pierce: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. David Mitchell: $10,000

These figures do not include any additional locker room bonus that a fighter may receive, nor do they include any of the “Of The Night” bonuses that the promotion regularly awards.  On this night, both the Edgar vs. Oliveira and Swanson vs. Siver fight produced the Fight of the Night, while new middleweight champion Weidman earned the Knockout of the Night.  Each of the aformentioned bonus winners pocketed an additional $50,000 for their efforts.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Kazuki Tokudome (R) takes a big left from Norman Parke at UFC 162 (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.