For the second of four consecutive weeks, the UFC held an event as UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic went down last Saturday at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England.
The organization’s thirteenth free event of the year featured a strong contingent of fighters based out of the Europe and Stefan Struve defeated Stipe Miocic by TKO in the main event. Seven of the 11 bouts on the card were finished inside the distance with Struve, Miocic, Brad Pickett and Matt Wiman walking away with $40,000 post-fight bonuses.
As usual with all UFC events there was plenty of news in the lead-up and fallout that have mixed martial arts fans talking.
If you have been living under a rock and happened to miss any of them, here are the top headlines from September 24th – September 30th.
- UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic went down last Saturday from Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Main card winners included Stefan Struve, Dan Hardy, Brad Pickett, Matt Wiman, John Hathaway and Che Mills. Click the link for complete UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic Event Results.
- To hear from most of the UFC 152 winners, watch the UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic Post-Fight Interviews.
- UFC President Dana White said he made a deal with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones not to talk about Jones’ head coach, Greg Jackson.
- The UFC held a press conference in Montreal to announce UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit for Nov. 17 at the Bell Center. UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright, Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit were in attendance to answer questions from the media.
- Matt Mitrione was blasted by UFC President Dana White for turning down a fight with Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce on Nov. 3
- Episode three of “The Ultimate Fighter 16” aired Friday night on FX. Neil Magny defeated Cameron Diffley in the welterweight elimination fight of the season to give Team Carwin a one to nothing lead in the competition. For complete results from the second episode of “TUF: 16”, click here
- As usual, ZUFFA officials unveiled a slew of fight announcements for future events over the past week. For the latest on all upcoming UFC and Strikeforce cards, check the rumors section.
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