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Roundup: Post-UFC 84 News and Notes, New Matches For TUF 7 Finale and UFC 87, and More

  • Wanderlei Silva, Rousimar Palhares, Goran Reljic, and Wilson Gouveia took home $75,000 bonuses for their efforts at UFC 84. Silva won “Knockout of the Night” for his 36-second KO win over Keith Jardine. Palhares was awarded “Submission of the Night” for his slick armbar win over veteran Ivan Salaverry. Reljic and Gouveia took home “Fight of the Night” for their back-and-forth battle that Reljic won via second-round TKO.
  • UFC 84 drew a live gate of $3.7 million, the fourth best MMA gate ever in Nevada.
  • The announced attendance for UFC 84 was 14,773.
  • Tito Ortiz caused quite the commotion at the post-UFC 84 press conference. After reportedly being banned from the event, Ortiz showed up anyways and began fielding questions from reporters before the press event had begun. UFC officials reportedly attempted to stop Ortiz from answering question but ultimately allowed him to field questions briefly before the official press conference go underway. Ortiz was allowed to stay for the event, though four Las Vegas police officers were brought in should things get out of hand.

  • Rob Yundt will take on Alessio Sakara at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale.
  • At UFC 87 Heath Herring will fill in for an injured Mark Coleman and take on Brock Lesnar, Clay Guida will face Mac Danzig, Jason MacDonald takes on Demian Maia, and Manny Gamburyan will be in action against an opponent to be announced.
  • Adrenaline MMA has inked a deal with HDNet to air the promotion’s first three events on the network.
  • Jeremy Lang has replaced Eric Schambari against Tim McKenzie and Danny Castillo has replaced Richard Crunkilton against Donald Cerrone on the WEC 34 fight card, which is takes place on June 1st.
  • Ryan Ford will take on UFC veteran Drew Fickett at MFC 17 for the promotion’s vacant welterweight championship.
  • DREAM has announced the official pairings for the second round of the promtion’s middleweight tournament. The matchups are Kazushi Sakuraba versus Melvin Manhoef, Jason “Mayhem” Miller versus Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Gegard Mousasi versus Dong Sik Yoon, and Zelg Galesic versus Taiei Kin.
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueria will fight Vernon White at Affliction’s debut event, “Banned”, on July 19th.
  • ESPN The Magazine featuring Kimbo Slice on the cover is on newstands now.
  • EliteXC President Gary Shaw revealed this week that the promotion is likely going to introduce a heavyweight title in 2008.
  • MMA veteran Matt Lindland won the Republican primary for the Oregon House of Representatives by a 14-point margin and will not take on Democratic nominee Suzanne VanOrman in the November 4th general election.
  • EliteXC will stage a ShoXC event in San Diego, California on June 27th. Hector Lombard will make his debut with the promotion at the event, Cyrille Diabate will face Jamie Fletcher in a main card bout, and King of the Cage middleweight champion Keith Berry will look to defend his title against Reggie Orr.
  • UFC 88 will take place on September 6th at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

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