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After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Pat Barry (Pictured), T.J. Waldburger, Tim Elliott and Jared Papazian each an additional $40,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.” Nine of the night’s 11 scraps ended before the final horn, so White had plenty of bouts to choose from. After losing the opening round of his scrap, T.J. Waldburger rallied to lock a slick triangle choke on to Nick Catone. Waldburger’s performance was enough to earn ‘Submission of the Night’ honors. Speaking of storming back, Barry came back in the second stanza to slap Shane Del Rosario into unconsciousness. “HD’s” heavy hands scored him ‘Knockout of the Night.’ Elliott and Papazian set the tone for the evening by kicking off the card in style. Their 15-minute affair notched ‘Fight of the Night.’ Elliot also took home a lopsided unanimous decision victory. TUF 16 Finale took place inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fight of the Night: Tim Elliott and Jared Papazian ($40,000/each) Submission of the Night: T.J. Waldburger ($40,000) Knockout of the Night: Pat Barry ($40,000)

TUF 16 Finale Bonuses – $40K to Barry, Papazian, Elliott, Waldburger

The TUF 16 Finale provided an exciting night of fights from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Colton Smith used a dominating ground game to defeat Mike Ricci to become this season Ultimate Fighter 16 winner. In the main event of the night, Roy Nelson recorded a first round finish with a technical knockout of Matt Mitrione. At the conclusion of the event UFC...

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From Vegas to Hammond, Indiana. From Australia to Moscow, and then back to Vegas. Here are is the 'Weekend in Violence' playlist from the jam packed MMA weekend of December 14th - 16th, 2012. 1. Dustin Poirier and Pat Barry post-fight interviews and fight highlights from TUF 16.  Poirer sunk in the d'arce on Brookins to get back on track to his inevitable title shot...

Dana White outlines why the UFC is light years ahead of other orgs in social media

I’ll admit it, I got into Twitter because of the UFC, and the only reason I have Facebook is to watch UFC preliminary fights, so they got me. The UFC has been heralded as kings of social media, they dominate it. From the fighters to the PR people to the president himself, Dana White, everyone [...]

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UFC president Dana White has seen this dog and pony show before. Actually, let’s use the terminology coined by Nick Diaz (Pictured), “beauty pageant.” That’s why White is taking no chances in case Diaz decides to pull a – well, Nick Diaz – heading into his blockbuster bout with reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158. “There’s no guarantees with Nick...

Dana White explains his decision to have Ronda Rousey headline UFC 157

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Dana White: UFC Doing Georges St-Pierre a Favor with Nick Diaz Fight

Countless old school mixed martial arts pundits threw tantrums when the UFC announced reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) would make his next title defense against Nick Diaz, a fighter who is coming off a loss and is currently serving a year-long marijuana drug suspension, instead of Johny Hendricks, who UFC president Dana White dubbed as the division’s top...

UFC president Dana White blames Bob Arum for Manny Pacquiao’s recent loss

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UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Tickets On Sale Friday Dec. 21

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Dana White Blasts Bob Arum for ‘Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4′

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