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UFC Fight Night 24 Breaks The September 2009 Record

Written on March 30, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The number of audience participation for UFC Fight Night broke the September 2009 record. Now, UFC Fight Night 24 breaks it with a whooping 2.4 million views.

The final numbers for last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle are out. And it breaks the record once again.

UFN 24 now reigns as the most watched UFC Fight Night telecast since September 2009. The rating released last Tuesday reveals a 2.4 million audience participation. The welterweights promised to be main event and with the numbers breaking history, they certainly proved their strength.

The overall show pulled an average of 2.2 million viewers for the Saturday night broadcast, and rated a 2.3 in males 18-34.

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UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis Medical Suspensions

Written on March 29, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The Washington State Department of Licensing released the list of suspended fighters for last Saturday's UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis.

The Washington State Department of Licensing has released the post-fight suspensions for UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis. Every fighter has received at least a seven-day precautionary suspension. While six of them were received a longer layoff.

DaMarques Johnson, who won via submission against Amir Sadollah, was given a 30-day suspension. Jon Madsen, TJ Waldburger, and Mario Miranda were the other fighters tagged with a 30-day suspension following their losses.

Kris McCray, on the other hand, received a 42-day suspension after a split decision loss to John Hathaway. Meanwhile, Nik Lentz received a 42-day suspension. In addition to this, Michael McDonald received an indefinite medical suspension after his unanimous victory against Edwin Figueroa.

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Phil Davis Speaks of His Fight and Jon Jones

Written on March 28, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Is it possible for Jon Jones and Phil Davis meet in the future?

This past few years, there are two light heavyweights who are making their way towards UFC’s banner. One of them is the UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, the other is Phil Davis.

Jon Jones won his belt by thrashing down Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128, then came up the question if the new champ and Davis will have a future meet-up. But Jones was paired up with Rashad Evans for his very first title defense, and Davis has just finished off Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

After winning via unanimous decision over Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle, Davis still keeps a himself a bit mum about Jones, other than saying that if the company wants them to meet, they will.

See Phil Davis’ post-fight interview after the cut.

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Phil Davis Beats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFN 24

Written on March 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Though legendary Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was able to give Phil Davis all he could handle, the latter still won the recent UFC Fight Night 24.

Last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 24 is an example of battle between youth and athleticism versus experience and technique. Fortunately for Phil Davis, he was able to surpass the power of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. However, the latter made life difficult to the youngster in the early going.

The first round turned into a 15-minutes of back-and-forth battle of attempted takedowns from Phil Davis, and effectively shrugging it off by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. But midway through the second frame, Phil Davis successfully employed a single-leg takedown to get his opponent to the canvas. He used the same technique in the third round, and he was able to control Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

After the match, Phil Davis improved his MMA record to 9-0, showcasing his athleticism and wrestling technique that makes him a great UFC prospect. Nevertheless, he also showed that he can’t just waltz inside the Octagon and dominate a legend.

What are your thoughts in Phil Davis’ victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira? Let it be heard by leaving a comment.

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Figueroa Steps in for Nick Pace at UFC Fight Night 24

Written on March 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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At the upcoming UFC Fight Night 24, Edward Figueroa steps in for Nick Pace to meet Michael McDonald.

A change in fight card has been made for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle. After sustaining an injury from his training, Nick Pace was forced withdraw from his bout against Michael McDonald. Stepping in for him will be undefeated prospect, Edwin Figueroa.

Edwin Figueroa joins the UFC after pulling a successful career in regional promotions, mostly in Texas. And on March 26, he will have his toughest test by the longest mile in Michael McDonald.

The Figueroa vs McDonald Card will remain on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle.

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Phil Davis Steps in for Tito Ortiz at UFN 24

Written on February 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC's first trip to Washington has been overhauled due to Tito Ortiz's injury. Hence, Phil Davis will face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 24 instead.

UFC President, Dana White, posted on his Twitter yesterday that Tito Ortiz has been pulled out of the UFN 24’s main card due to injury. Hence, UFC’s first trip to Washington underwent an overhaul. Phil Davis will replace Tito Ortiz, and will face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 24.

According to sources close to the promotion, Tito Ortiz acquired an accidental training-session headbutt that gave him 22 stitches. The MRI and CT scan indicated no serious damage, but the injury was severe enough for Tito Ortiz to withdraw from the bout. A timetable of his return is yet to be determined.

The UFN 24 will take place on March 26 at KeyArena in Seatlle, and will air live on Spike TV.

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UFC Fight Night 24 Adds Three More Bouts

Written on January 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Get ready Washington, DC! UFC Fight Night 24 will take the KeyArena in Seattle on March 26 with three additional bouts.

After UFC Ultimate Insider gave the official word that the Octagon will take Seattle last week, the UFC execs gave out the big guns yesterday. The promotion confirmed that they will make their first ever trip to Seattle on March 29. More over, the KeyArena in Seattle Center will host the UFC Fight Night 24.

As expected, light heavyweights Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Tito Ortiz will headline the show. In addition to this, Dan Hardy will face Anthony Johnson, while Duane Ludwig fights against Amir Sadollah. UFC Fight Night 24 will also feature a rematch between Nam Phan and Leornard Garcia. The UFC Fight Night 24 will take place on March 26, 2011, at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

Keep it posted here on Fighting Insider for more UFC Fight Night 24 updates.

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Rumble Johnson is Dan Hardy’s Perfect Opponent

Written on January 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"Why shouldn't I fight Rumble now? I didn't come to the UFC looking for easy fights. This is a great fight for me to get some momentum back and I'm very excited about it." --- Dan Hardy

After confirming that he is set to face Rumble Johnson at UFC Fight Night 24, Dan Hardy has rejected the idea that he should have avoided his next opponent. Dan Hardy is intent in bouncing his career back from consecutive defeats courtesy of George St-Pierre and Carlos Condit last year. Meanwhile, Rumble Johnson also needs a victory after being distressed by Josh Koscheck. In addition to this, Rumble Johnson has been in hiatus since 2009. Still, he is distinct with his killer strikes. That is why many questions Dan Hardy’s decision to meet his next opponent.

“I am coming off a bad loss and have something to prove as well. Both of us are desperate for a win and neither can afford a loss. It’s a great match, I think the best match on the card and the one the fans will look forward to.”

The welterweight battle between Dan Hardy and Rumble Johnson is set to take place on March 26. Whose hand will be raised this time? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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