For the third of four consecutive weeks, the UFC held an event as UFC on FX 5: Browne vs Bigfoot took place last Friday at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The organization’s fourteenth free event of the year featured a number of exciting bouts and saw Antonio Silva defeat Travis Browne in the main event. Seven of the 10 bouts on the card were finished inside the distance with Diego Nunes, Bart Palaszewski, Michael Johnson and Justin Edwards 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 October 1st – October 7th.
- UFC on FX 5: Browne vs Bigfoot went down last Friday at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Main card winners included Antonio Silva, Jake Ellenberger, John Dodson and Justin Edwards. Click the link for complete UFC on FX 5: Browne vs Bigfoot Event Results.
- To hear from most of the UFC on FX 5 winners, watch the UFC on FX 5: Browne vs Bigfoot Post-Fight Interviews.
- Dennis Hallman was released from the UFC after missing weight for his UFC on FX 5 bout against Thiago Tavares.
- UFC President Dana White did an extended sit-down interview with FUEL TV correspondent Ariel Helwani to discuss his past, present and future as UFC president.
- The UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar pre-fight media conference call went down on Thursday with Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Dave Herman all participating.
- Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is injured and out of his title defence against Lorenz Larkin scheduled for Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City.
- Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber said he believes he could “do well” in a fight against middleweight Michael Bisping.
- Episode four 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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