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UFC Fight Night 23: Medical Suspensions

Written on January 25, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC Fight Night 23 participants were issued 10 day suspensions each. Some are even suspended for a longer period of time.

The “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″ has its own fair share of suspensions. However, some fighters are restricted to do vigorous activities longer than others.

The event concluded last Jan. 22 at Fort Hood in Texas. The main card aired on Spike TV while the preliminaries streamed on Facebook.

A mandatory 8 to 10-day suspensions were given to all of the fighters. Meanwhile, Evan Dunham, Hague and George Roop – were all issued 31-day suspensions following knockout losses.

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Mark Hominick Earns a Title Shot Against Jose Aldo on UFC 129

Written on January 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"I've gone through the bottom, and now I've got a chance to go against the top – the best of the best. Those are the guys I've always wanted to face." ---Mark Hominick

Mark Hominick (20-8 MMA, 3-0 UFC) proved himself in the cage last Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 23 event.

UFC big boss, Dana White , made clear that Hominick’s victory over George Roop earns him an April title shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

“This is huge, but the thing with me, I’ve been fighting professionally for 10 years,” Hominick said following the win. “I’ve gone through the bottom, and now I’ve got a chance to go against the top – the best of the best. Those are the guys I’ve always wanted to face.”

All Hominick needed was an 88 minute shot to grab the spotlight. He dropped Roop early and Roop’s stand clearly shows his incapacity to stay for another round.

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UFC Fight Night 23 Bonuses Recipients Led by Guillard, Edwards & McKenzie

Written on January 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The Fight Night 23 event last Saturday was a blast. Melvin Guillard's victory led him to get the whooping $30,000 bonus.

Melvin Guillard, Yves Edwards and Cody McKenzie lead the pack of  the “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″  $30,000 “Fight Night” bonuses recipients.

Guillard was awarded with the “Knockout of the Night” award while Edwards grabbed the “Submission of the Night” bonus and the “Fight of the Night” award to opponent McKenzie.

UFC Fight Night 23 concluded last Saturday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. It served as a fund-raiser for UFC’s auction for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The main card aired on Spike TV while the prelims streamed on Facebook.

Guillard earned his bonus via first round KO over Evan Dunham in the night’s headliner. Edwards on the other hand, earned his bonuses with a victory on the night’s featured prelim fight. McKenzie got the honors even though he lost his fight via second-round rear-naked choke.

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Edwards vs. McKenzie Official for UFC Fight Night 23

Written on December 26, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Edwards and McKenzie completed the official fight card for UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2. McKenzie was asked to replace Melvin Guillard. The latter is about to face a main-event fight with Evan Dunham.

UFC officials announced today that Cody McKenzie (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Yves Edwards (38-16-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2.” The matchup was created when Edwards’ original opponent, Melvin Guillard, was pulled out in favor of a main-event slot against Evan Dunham. UFC Fight Night 23 […]

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Melvin Guillard Replaces Kenny Florian for UFC Fight Night 23

Written on December 10, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Kenny Florian is out on UFC Fight Night 23. After a knee injury, he was forced to let go of the fight. Melvin Guillard will replace the latter promoting him from preliminary card to main fight. Melvin Guillard will now face his fellow lightweight Evan Dunham on the Spike TV-televised headliner.

As expected by many, Melvin Guillard has already replaced injured Kenny Florian on January 2011’s “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2″ event. Guillard (25-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will now meet fellow lightweight Evan Dunham (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a Spike TV-televised headliner.

Officials from the organization confirmed it during today’s new episode of “UFC Ultimate Insider” on UFC.com.

Florian’s unfortunate destiny was due to a knee injury, and Guillar is very fortunate to be promoted him from a preliminary-card fight with Yves Edwards to a main-event slot. As we first reported, Edwards (38-16-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) now is expected to fight “The Ultimate Fighter 12″ cast member and guillotine-choke specialist Cody McKenzie (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

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