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Jake Ellenberger garnered the biggest payday at UFC on FX 5, taking home $84,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Jay Hieron ($12,000) in their Oct. 5 welterweight bout. read news >>

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Official gate and attendance numbers for this past week's UFC on FX 5 card were in line with the totals announced on fight night. The event, which took place Oct. 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis, drew 7,055 fans for a live gate of $357,590. A total of 3,657 free tickets, or "comps," were issued. The Minnesota Office of Combative Sports, which oversees MMA in the state, today released the numbers to MMAjunkie.com. read news >>

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UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens is still being held without bail in a Minneapolis jail, but an Oct. 23 court date has now been set to determine whether the fighter will be extradited back to his home state of Iowa. read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - UFC on FX 5 is in the books, and we now have a full fight-night photo gallery of Friday's event. The event took place at Minneapolis' Target Center, and the main card aired on FX following FUEL TV-televised prelims. Check out images of all the fights, including the headliner, in which Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva stopped fellow heavyweight contender and previously unbeaten Travis Browne with a vicious first-round TKO. read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - Give 'em enough time, and John Dodson knows the UFC's flyweights can deliver. With his win over highly touted Jussier Formiga at Friday's UFC on FX 5 event, Dodson has earned the first shot at UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson's title. He hopes the reaction to their upcoming fight is better than some recent ones. "I had some hot blonde come up to me with a smile," Dodson told MMAjunkie.com, "and she's like, 'You suck.'" read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - While ratings figures for Friday night's debut of the fourth episode of "TUF 16" and UFC on FX 5 event won't be known for a few more days, this previous weekend's UFC content did not draw stellar numbers. But while MMA analysts scramble to pinpoint exactly what the promotion is doing wrong, UFC President Dana White insists there's simply no reason to worry. "Do I look like I'm f------ panicking?" White asked MMAjunkie.com. "Do I look panicked? Do I look stressed?" read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - UFC President Dana White said he was willing to pay an "astronomical amount of money" to bail Jeremy Stephens out of jail in time to compete at Friday's UFC on FX 5 event. Stephens was arrested by the Minneapolis Police Department hours before the event. While many wondered why White was seemingly jumping through hoops to take care of the incarcerated fighter, the UFC boss said the reason was simple: Stephens insists he is innocent, and White has no reason not to believ read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - Friday night's UFC on FX 5 event drew an announced attendance of 7,049 fans for a live gate of $358,000. UFC president Dana White announced the gate figure at the night's post-event news conference. MMAjunkie.com later confirmed the attendance mark with promotion officials. UFC on FX 5 took place at Target Center in Minneapolis. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV. read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - UFC President Dana White and 16-year veteran Dennis Hallman haven't always seen eye to eye. So when Hallman missed weight for Friday's UFC on FX 5 event, it wasn't surprising when the UFC boss elected to release the 36-year-old. That White sent him home with his show and win money was. But the fiery UFC boss said the decision to cut Hallman a check he said totaled $60,000 was a simple one. Yes, it was a stupid business decision, but some things shouldn't be decided by dol read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - UFC President Dana White said he was willing to pay an "astronomical amount of money" to bail Jeremy Stephens out of jail in time to compete at Friday's UFC on FX 5 event. Stephens was arrested by the Minneapolis Police Department hours before the event. While many wondered why White was seemingly jumping through hoops to take care of the incarcerated fighter, the UFC boss said the reason was simple: Stephens insists he is innocent, and White has no reason not to believ read news >>

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MINNEAPOLIS - Michael Johnson, Justin Edwards, Diego Nunes and Bart Palaszewski each earned $40,000 bonuses for their performances at Friday's "UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot" event. Johsnon earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Edwards won the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Nunes and Palaszewski picked up "Fight of the Night" honors. UFC officials announced the winners and bonus amounts following the event, which took place at Target Center in Minneapolis. read news >>

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