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Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens set for UFC 189

A new featherweight bout has been added to an already stacked UFC 189 card in July as Dennis Bermudez meets Jeremy Stephens. Bermudez was riding high on a seven-fight win streak prior to his last bout at UFC 180 where he suffered his first loss in nearly three years when he fell to top five ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas. Prior to the loss in late 2014, Bermudez had put together...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC considering booking Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz once again

UFC featherweights Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira may end up holding some unofficial record for owning the longest-running rivalry with the least amount of actual cage time spent together. The two were first matched up in June, 2011, and met in the ring until the fight ended prematurely and in an unfortunate no contest when Oliveira hit Lentz with an illegal knee strike after dominating...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale’ Salaries Released

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all of the athletes who competed in last Friday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event. Featherweight Charles Oliveira (pictured) was the card’s highest earner with $54,000 ($27k came via win bonus) for beating Jeremy Stephens in the co-main event. However, 10 percent of Oliveira’s show money ($2...
Via 5thRound.com
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale TV Ratings

Friday night’s TUF 20 Finale was watched by an average of 989,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1, peaking with 1,219,000 viewers during the main event strawweight title decider between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas. In general that’s a solid number for a UFC broadcast on FOX Sports 1, but it is actually down on the previous two TUF finales with TUF 18’s conclusion having been watched...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale Salaries

Co-main event fighter Charles Oliveira was the top earner at Friday night’s TUF 20 Finale event in Las Vegas with a $54,000 basic salary. The UFC’s newly crowned strawweight champion Carla Esparza was next with $50,000, with Jeremy Stephens following her with $40,000. The majority of the TUF 20 cast were paid a standard $8,000 to show / $8,000 to win, though defeated finalist...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale salaries: Charles Oliveira tops the list with $54,000

An inaugural UFC champion was crowned this past Friday as former Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas to become the TUF 20 winner and UFC strawweight champion. Even with the outstanding achievement, the UFC debutant did not earn the highest base salary on the Las Vegas fight card; although she did go home with an additional $50k thanks in part to her “Performance...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars rising and defining a true 'world' champion: Looking back at the TUF Finale

Rose Namajunas walked into the UFC Octagon Friday night as a budding MMA superstar and, though she left it after losing her strawweight title bout to Carla Esparza (10-2) via submission, she remains a charismatic rising contender. Unfortunately for the talented "Thug Rose," she had just a third of Esparza's experience. Namajunas hung tough until getting choked out in the third round...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com. The presser is scheduled to start at approximately Midnight ET/9PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Rose Namajunas, Carla Esparza, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira and the card’s other featured...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Oliveira puts on ground clinic to earn decision win over Jeremy Stephens

Charles Oliveira threw every submission in his arsenal at Jeremy Stephens, but ultimately had to settle for a unanimous decision win in the co-main event at The Ultimate Fighter Finale. On Thursday, Oliveira hit the scale and weighed in at 146.5-pounds -- a pound and a half over the featherweight limit.  Oliveira has struggled several times to make the cut to featherweight so he...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Oliveira Defeats Jeremy Stephens By Decision At TUF 20 Finale

Charles Oliveira’s gameplan against Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 20 Finale tonight was clear right from the start – get his opponent down to the mat and try to submit him at all costs. In the end Stephens did very well to gut out some potential fight-ending submission attempts, but Oliveira’s BJJ dominance deservedly earns him a win on the scorecards. Round One: Oliveira in...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale quick results

The UFC weekend kicked off today with The Ultimate Fighter season 20 finale live from the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. After an exciting string of “Prelims”, the main card action is about to get underway. In the main event of the evening, the inaugural UFC strawweight champion will be crowned as Rose Namajunas takes on the former Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza. Check out the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale Results (Live)

Stay tuned to fightofthenight.com this evening for all the TUF 20 Finale results live as they happen from Las Vegas. — Main Card: Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Proctor Randa Markos vs. Jessica Penne Prelims: Felice Herrig vs. Lisa Ellis Heather Jo Clark vs. Bec Rawlings Joanne Calderwood...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Finale Live Blog: Esparza vs. Namajunas

Tonight, for the first time in UFC history, two Ultimate Fighter finalists will meet to crown a new world champion on a season finale card. In the main event of tonight's TUF Finale card from Las Vegas, former Invicta FC champ Carla Esparza and 22 year-old phenom Rose Namajunas will meet to decide the UFC's first ever strawweight champion. Additionally, fourteen other women will...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale’ Live Results

“The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” takes place Friday night inside The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass streams the first two scraps live starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT. Fox Sports 1 will handle everything else from there. The remaining prelims air at 7PM ET/4PM PT and the main card begins immediately after at 9PM ET/6PM PT. A champion will be...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale’ Complete Betting Odds

Rose Namajunas (pictured) appears to be on the fast track to MMA superstardom. First, “Thug” must beat Carla Esparza tonight to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion. Namajunas is nearly a 2-1 odds-on favorite to capture the crown. Esparza, who joined the UFC as Invicta’s strawweight champ, is more than a 1.5-1 underdog. Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale ‘Esparza vs. Namajunas’ weigh-in results and video replay

Main Card (FS1) • Women’s Strawweight Title Bout: Carla Esparza (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (115) • Featherweight Bout: Jeremy Stephens (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (147**) • Lightweight Bout: Daron Cruickshank (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156) • Lightweight Bout: Joe Proctor (156) vs. Yancy Mederios (155.5) • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Jessica Penne (115.5) vs. Randa Markos (116...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Finale 20 Weigh-In Results & Video

The weigh-ins have now taken place for tomorrow night’s TUF 20 Finale In Las Vegas and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. Main Card: Carla Esparza (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (115) Charles Oliveira (147) vs. Jeremy Stephens (146) – Oliveira has an extra 2hrs to lose 1lb. Daron Cruickshank (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156) Yancy Medeiros (155.5...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “XXXX” event will be tipping the scale today inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Rose Namajunas (pictured) and Carla Esparza meet in the finals of TUF 20...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale predictions

Before the UFC gets underway on Saturday, December 13 for UFC on FOX 13, the ladies will determine a Strawweight Champion on Friday night. The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale will take place on Friday, December 12 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Things will get underway with a two-fight early prelim card on UFC Fight Pass at 6:00 p.m. eastern, followed by a four-fight...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

LIVE The Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-ins

Following the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter, the two competitors left standing -- Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas -- will battle it out this Friday night to determine the first ever UFC women's strawweight champion. Before the two 115-pound hopefuls look to earn the gold they have to make the mark on the scale with the official weigh-ins for The Ultimate Fighter Finale...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Finale: Esparza vs. Namajunas Crystal Ball Predictions

This Friday's TUF Finale card in Las Vegas is most certainly all about the ladies. Well, almost all about the ladies. In addition to some of the top 115 pound women in the world competing against one another, and the crowning of the first ever UFC strawweight champ in the main event, there are some compelling fights flying under the radar on this card. Below, we take a look at the...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch The Ultimate Fighter Finale

This Friday night in Las Vegas, the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter comes to a close with the first ever champion at 115-pounds being crowned when Carla Esparza takes on Rose Namajunas in the main event. In addition to the strawweight title fight, featherweight knockout artist Jeremy Stephens takes on Charles Oliveira in a very intriguing matchup at 145-pounds while the undercard...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale Predictions

Main Card: Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas Of the TUF 20 competitors Namajunas has emerged as the fighter with the most potential to become a star. Despite only being 22 she’s already developed a dangerous set of skills – fluid yet aggressive on the feet with kicks and punches, while also demonstrating a technical BJJ game on the mat, constantly seeking a finish one way or...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 7PM ET/4PM PT

The official weigh-ins for “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” take place today inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. Former Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza (pictured) and Rose Namajunas battle to become the inaugural...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF 20 Finale Fight Card

Following last night’s TUF 20 semi-finals the fight card for Friday night’s Finale in Las Vegas is now complete. In the main event the show’s two finalists, former Invicta FC title holder Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas, will battle it out to find out who becomes the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion. In the co-main event the always entertaining Charles Oliveira goes...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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