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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.

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