A highly-anticipated rematch between Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez has been announced as a featured bout for the Dec. 19 “Strikeforce: Evolution” show. Thomson defeated Melendez in June 2008 to capture the belt.

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If the lack of depth on last Saturday’s UFC 106 card didn’t alarm you, it should. Sure, UFC has a giant roster of fighters that they don’t have to pay unless they fight.

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Official fighter salaries for UFC 106 from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, courtesy of MMA Junkie. Forrest Griffin ($250,000) d. Tito Ortiz ($250,000) Josh Koscheck ($106,000) d. Anthony Johnson ($17,000) Paulo Thiago ($16,000).

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UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez is scheduled for Dec 12, 2009 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Featuring BJ Penn, Frank Mir, Diego Sanchez, Cheick Kongo, Kenny Florian and Jon Fitch.

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UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez is scheduled for Dec 12, 2009 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. MAIN EVENT:UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn vs. Diego SanchezMAIN CARD (Televised):Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo Kenny “Ken Flo” Florian vs. Clay “The Carpenter” Guida.

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“Here comes the money. Here comes the money. Money, money, money, money.” -Shane McMahon’s WWE entrance music Wrestling fans have known all about Shane McMahon for years.

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One year ago, Urijah Faber entered the Octagon to defend his WEC Featherweight Championship for what would have been a record-breaking sixth time. An ill-advised back elbow from Urijah Faber highlighted just how confident the champ had become.

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The first time Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin met in the center of the Octagon, Ortiz was a fierce wrestler with some of the best ground and pound the sport had ever witnessed, while Griffin was a Reality TV star with a penchant for standing in front of his opponents and slugging it out.

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Tito Ortiz was near tears, putting his head on the desk, unbelieving. After taking a year off for what could have been career ending back surgery, Ortiz had just finished what he thought was a triumphant return to the UFC Octagon.

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Heavy.com is cageside at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 106 event. The show features a main event rematch between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, and we’ll bring you results throughout the card.

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LAS VEGAS — All fighters made weight for tomorrow night’s UFC 106 card in Las Vegas. Heavy.com was on the scene for the live proceedings, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Results: MAIN CARD Forrest Griffin (205) vs. Tito Ortiz (204)

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