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.

UFC on Fox 8 Salaries Revealed

The salaries for the fighters competing on the UFC on Fox 8 card have been released. Surprisingly, Robbie Lawler took home the most reported cash with $156,000. That’s nearly three times as much as the evening’s headliner and flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson took home.

Lawler ended his fight with a thunderous head kick while Johnson retained his title with a fifth round submission. The full disclosure of reported payouts are as follows:

Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. John Moraga: $17,000
Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000
Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000
Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Andrade: $8,000
Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000
Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Tim Means: $12,000
Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Mac Danzig: $30,000
Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $21,000
Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith: $8,000
Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000
Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Riley: $14,000
Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. John Albert: $10,000

Source: MMA Weekly  

Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou at UFC 165 

Francis Carmont will look to continue his unbeaten streak in the Octagon on the line against Constantinos Philippou at UFC 165. Carmont has won 10 straight overall but is coming off two questionable decision victories in his most recent outings. Philippou has also won five straight inside the Octagon with his last win coming in Dec. of 2012 as he knocked out Tim Boetsch at UFC 155.

UFC 165 is expected to be headlined by a pair of title fights including Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson and Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland. The event takes place on Sept. 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Source: MMA Junkie 

World Series of Fighting Planning Lightweight Tournament for Vacant Belt 

The World Series of Fighting promotion has announced a small tournament in the lightweight division to crown its first ever 155-pound champion. If Nick  Newell defeats Keon Caldwell at WSOF 4 on Aug. 10, he’ll join Justin  Gaethje, Dan Lauzon and the winner of WSOF 4’s JZ Cavalcante vs. Tyson  Griffin in a four-man 155-pound tournament.

WSOF is also holding a middleweight tournement to crown the promotion’s first champ in that division as well and it’s expected they’ll follow the same path with the lightweights.

Source: MMA Fighting 

Cage Warriors 58 Updates Card with Four Additional Bouts

The Cage Warriors 58 card has received four additional bouts including the promotion’s first heavyweight contest in 2013 as Ion Cutelaba faces Michal Andryszak.  Matt Inman will look for his third consecutive win in the promotion as he takes Eldar Eldarov. Mohsen Bahari will look to bounce back after suffering his first defeat when he fights Alexander Voitenko in a welterweight clash. And after venturing to bantamweight  Alex Enlund returns to the 145lbs division to face Polish prospect Sebastian Romanowski.

Source: The MMA Corner 

UFC on Fox 8 Medical Suspensions

Demetrious Johnson: Suspended for seven days.
John Moraga: Minimum suspension of 30 days. 180 days suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Rory MacDonald: Suspended for seven days.
Jake Ellenberger: Suspended for seven days.
Robbie Lawler: Suspended for seven days.
Bobby Voelker: Minimum suspension of 60 days. 180 days suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Liz Carmouche: Suspended for seven days.
Jessica Andrade: Minimum suspension of 30 days. 45 day suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Jorge Masvidal: Suspended for seven days.
Michael Chiesa: Minimum suspension of 30 days. 180 days suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Danny Castillo: 180 days suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Tim Means: Suspended for seven days.
Melvin Guillard: Suspended for seven days.
Mac Danzig: Minimum suspension of 60 days. Suspended 180 days unless cleared by a doctor.
Daron Cruickshank: Suspended for seven days.
Yves Edwards: Suspended for seven days.
Ed Herman: 180 days suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Trevor Smith: Minimum suspension of 42 days. Suspended indefinitely until cleared by a doctor.
Germaine de Randamie: Minimum suspension of 30 days. Suspended indefinitely until cleared by a doctor.
Julie Kedzie: Suspended for seven days.
Justin Salas: Suspended for 45 days.
Aaron Riley: Minimum suspension of 45 days. 180 days suspension unless cleared early by a doctor.
Yaotzin Meza: Suspended for seven days.
John Albert: Suspended for seven days.

Source: Bleacher Report

Photo: Demetrious Johnson (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

About The Author

Kyle Symes
Staff Writer

Kyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.