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

The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale officially draws in 1,628 spectators and a gate of $195k

According to a press release by the Nevada State Athletic Commission obtained by The MMA Corner, The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale had an attendance of 1,628 fans with a gate of $195,250.

Of the 1,628 who watched the card live, 954 fans paid for their tickets with 674 fans receiving their tickets for free. 514 tickets went unsold.

The main event showcased Martin Kampmann making an improbable submission victory over Jake Ellenberger come out of thin air. Also on the card was the finale of the UFC’s foray onto FX for the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Live. Mike Chiesa finished his dramatic and inspiring run with a first-round submission victory over Al Iaquinta.

Bellator announces June 22 LHW tournament and Brett Rogers debut opponent

We can finally fill in the TBA in the spot next to Brett Rogers’ name as he will face former teammate Kevin Asplund on June 22.

Also slated to kick-off Bellator’s Summer Series is the light heavyweight tournament whose participants have finally been named. A veteran of the Bellator tournaments, Chris Davis, will face Travis Wiuff, who beat current Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu last year.

Former light heavyweight finalist, Richard Hale will face off against Beau Tribolet, Roy Boughton will face Emanuel Newton and Attila Veigh will take on Zelg Galesic.

Source: Sherdog

Mike Pierce’s victory was actually a unanimous decision not a split decision

Mike Pierce won again last Friday and again he went to split decision, or so we thought.

“After the fight, Ric Bays informed the Commission that he scored the wrong corner and asked for a correction,” Sandi Poreda, the director of communications for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, told MMA Junkie. “As the other fight was starting, the commission changed it on the official record.”

Apparently the one judge who had it 30-27 for Rocha scored the wrong corner and the 30-27 was intended for Pierce.

“I was unaware that the judge scored it for the wrong corner, nor was I told,” Pierce said. “My thoughts on the outcome still remain the same. Judges have had a bad rap for a while now, and it’s instances like this that don’t help their case any.”

Source: MMA Junkie

Derek Brunson to replace Terry Martin against Kendall Grove at ShoFIGHT 20

Undefeated middleweight prospect, Derek Brunson has gotten the call to replace Terry Martin at Saturday night’s ShoFIGHT 20 event against UFC vet, Kendall Grove.

Martin, who was Grove’s original opponent, was unable to obtain medical clearance from the Missouri Office of Athletics and therefore the fight was unable to come together. Now Brunson, who is 9-0 with three fights in Strikeforce under his belt, will face Grove.

ShoFIGHT 20 takes place June 16 at O’Reilly Family Event Center on the campus of Drury University in Springfield, Mo., and is headlined by a fight between welterweights Karo Parisyan and John Gunderson.

Source: MMA Junkie

UFC on FX 3 salaries released

Last Friday UFC on FX 3 was shown live from Florida and according to a release obtained from MMA Weekly, here are the salaries from the card that were submitted to the state from the UFC:

Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Ian McCall: $9,000
Erick Silva: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $18,000
Mike Pyle: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer: $14,000
Eddie Wineland: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
Mike Pierce: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Seth Baczynski: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Lance Benoist: $8,000
Matt Grice: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia: $20,000
Dustin Pague: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Jared Papazian: $6,000
Tim Means: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Salas: $8,000
Buddy Roberts: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Caio Magalhaes: $8,000
Henry Martinez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Bernardo Magalhaes: $6,000
Sean Pierson: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jake Hecht: $8,000

Source: MMA Weekly

Photo: Brett Rogers (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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