Last night was definitely KO/TKO city in the UFC's FOX 7 event held in San Jose, California. Last night we saw a record tying six KO/TKO victories that had those in attendance standing. This event also drew an announced attendance of 13,506 and a live gate of $1.333 million. However the California State Athletic Commission will verify the figures and is expected to release an official tally next week. This made the average revenue of around $98.70/Ticket, although there was no report on the actual number of "comp" tickets released. Dana White also made a statement at Saturday's post-UFC on FOX 7 press conference about pledging financial support for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. This is what he had to say:
For those that don't know, Dana White spent much of his youth in Boston and retains ties to the community. All I can say about this is Bravo Dana, Bravo!Quote:
Dana White: "I have a hard time talking about this in public because if I really do talk about it, I'm going to come off like a psycho, I've really limited talking about it, but I'm going to Boston on Saturday. After [UFC 159], I'm jumping on a plane and flying to Boston, and I'm actually going to go visit some people that were affected by this horrible event. The story that gets me is the mother that was crossing the finish line and the 8-year-old that was killed and the 6-year-old that lost her leg by a couple of f---ing cowards, I'm going to go to Boston and write some checks, I don't even know how I'm going to do it or what I'm going to do, but I'm going. I want to go. I'm going next weekend."
Here are the official results from last night:
UFC on FOX 7 - Official Results:
Benson Henderson def. Gilbert Melendez via S-Dec. (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
Daniel Cormierdef. Frank Mir via U-Dec. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Thomson def. Nate Diaz via TKO (strikes) - Rd 2, 3:44
Matt Brown def. Jordan Mein via TKO (strikes) - Rd 2, 1:00
Chad Mendes def. Darren Elkins via TKO (punches) - Rd 1, 1:08
Francis Carmont def. Lorenz Larkin via U-Dec. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Myles Jury def. Ramsey Nijem via KO (punch) - Rd 2, 1:02
Joseph Benavidez def. Darren Uyenoyama via TKO (punches) - Rd 2, 4:50
Jorge Masvidal def. Tim Means via U-Dec. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
TJ Dillashaw def. Hugo Viana via TKO (punches) - Rd 1, 4:22
Anthony Njokuani def. Roger Bowling via TKO (punch) - Rd 2, 2:52
Yoel Romero def. Clifford Starks via KO (strikes) - Rd 1, 0:32
Fight of the Night = Brown vs. Mein - $50,000 each.
KO/TKO of the Night = Romero & Thomson - $50,000 each.
Submission of the Night = Nobody
Dr. Death came in first place.
Contest Results: Winner Receives a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
1. Dr. Death = 384 pts
2. FLWWEFan = 344 pts
*. Robstar = 344 pts
4. trips = 314 pts
5. Wwf1998 = 300 pts
Well done everyone, and I won!!! FLWWEFan & Robstar tied for second place and trips, Wwf1998 each had a very good showing here. Since I won and there was tie for second place, nobody wins the $25 Amazon Gift Card and the prize rolls over to next weeks contest which will be UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen in Newark, NJ - Saturday April 27, 2013 only on PPV. Now's the time to start doing your research as this is going to be a slobber-knocker.
01. FLWWEFan = 3815 pts
02. trips = 3680 pts
03. Dr. Death = 3560 pts
04. Robstar = 2874 pts
05. cy1911 = 2795 pts
06. magglis = 2307 pts
07. akbar = 1776 pts
08. Wwf1998 = 1532 pts
09. rossmiller84 = 867 pts
10. Rehmix = 587 pts
11. Destruction = 203 pts
12. DRG = 156 pts
Robstar overtakes cy1911 for fourth place overall so far as FLWWEFan extends his lead by a mere 135 pts. Everyone keep up the good work and I'll see you next week for UFC 159. I'll put the contest up by Wednesday so everyone should have plenty of time to post their picks. Again if any changes to the card happens after Wednesday, I'll update the contest and PM everyone to let you know. Let's get people involved here and get this to grow.