Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Lennox Allen impresses, now 18-0 (11 Ko's)

Pound4Pound Wear sponsored fighter Lennox  “2 Sharpe” Allen improved to 18-0 (11 Ko’s) knocking out Kojo Issah 14-2-1 (7 Ko’s) in impressive fashion last night at B.B. King in Times Square, NYC.  Kojo had an impressive record entering the fight with only one loss in 16 bouts. In the first round both fighters came out cautious feeling each other out. Kojo was cagey and crafty sometimes dangerous leading with his head, but Allen got the better of the exchanges. In the second round Allen started pounding Kojo to the body and landing.  Allen ripped two hard body shots that landed clean to Kojo’s ribs dropping him instantly. Kojo was unable to meet the 10 count ending the bout 51 seconds into round 2.

Allen remains undefeated and is looking to have a breakout year after an injury and opponent issues had him sidelined in 2014.  This win should put Allen in the top 10 ranking at super middleweight in the various “alphabet” organizations.  ” We look to get Allen right back in the ring in the next  month or two so he can get a few more rounds under his belt. After that we will be looking for a bigger fight against any one of the champions at 168 or top contenders”, stated Steven Heid manager to Allen. “This is our year, I felt great and was happy to be back in the square circle. I knew I hurt him as soon as I connected. I heard him wince and he went down immediately. This is the year I become world champion” stated Allen.

 

 

 

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Purses and payouts from UFC 182

We at Pound4Pound clothing are surprised by the purses the athletes from UFC 182 collected. The fight between reigning Pound4Pound champ Jon “Bones” Jones vs Daniel  Cormier was billed as the biggest MMA fight of all time. Both combatants entered the ring with impressive records, Jones 20-1  and Cormier 15-0.  Jones lone loss was a first round DQ against Matt Hamill, due to an illegal downward elbow blow in a fight he was dominating and heavily favored.

Jones dominated the fight and controlled the action winning a 5 round UD. Cormier had his moments, but was unsuccessful with his take down attempts not allowing him to put his wrestling experience to use. In the Co-Main the always crowd pleasing  Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone won an uneventful three round UD vs Myles Jury.  The Cowboy was not at all happy with Jury’s decision to just survive and not engage. After the fight Cerrone refused to leave Vegas until UFC President Dana White secured him another fight. It just so turns out that Benson Henderson opponent for UFC fight night 59,  Eddie Alvarez was scratched due to the flu.  Cerrone did not hesitate to step in and and replace Alvares for the Jan 18th date.  This will make it two fights in two weeks for Donald Cerrone.

The gate at UFC 182 was surprisingly low, but PPV expectations are high. There was a respectable crowd of 11,575 in attendance which totaled 3.7 million dollars.  The fight was expected to draw a PPV buy rate of approximately 750,000 buys. At the post fight press conference White did not give a final number, however he did state that they were going to blow that number out of the water. The UFC also raised the pay-per -view price an additional $5.00 due to the popularity of the event.

Based upon the approximate numbers before expenses not including other avenues of revenue such as merchandise, site fees, etc, the event will rake in well  over $50,000,000.  That being said, below are the purses the fighters received from UFC182.  We at Pound4Pound Wear would like to hear you thoughts and comments in the below section in regards to the numbers each fighter received.

 

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Jon Jones ( $500,000) def. Daniel Cormier ($90,000)
Donald Cerrone ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Myles Jury ($16,000)
Brad Tavares ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Nate Marquardt ($49,000)
Kyoji Horiguchi ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Louis Gaudinot ($10,000)
Hector Lombard ($53,000 + $53,000 = $106,000) def. Josh Burkman ($45,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Paul Felder ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Danny Castillo ($36,000)
Cody Garbrandt ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Marcus Brimage ($12,000)
Shawn Jordan ($22,000 + $22,000 = $44,000) def. Jared Cannonier ($8,000)
Evan Dunham ($27,000 + $27,000 = $54,000) def. Rodrigo Damm ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Omari Akhmedov ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Mats Nilsson ($8,000)
Marion Reneau ($8,000 + $8,000 + $1,600 = $17,600)* def. Alexis Dufresne ($6,400)*

Both Jones and Cormier took home additional $50,000 fight night bonuses for their work, as did undercard fighters Paul Felder and Shawn Jordan.