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Quick Hits: Shogun-Rampage Likely In December, UFC 87 Bonuses, Palaszweski Signs With WEC, and More

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua— Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson are likely to rematch at the UFC’s year-end pay-per-view event on December 27th in Las Vegas. In their first meeting Rua defeated Jackson via first-round KO at PRIDE Total Elimination 2005 in April 2005.

— Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch were each awarded $60,000 “Fight of the Night” bonuses for their five-round main event battle at UFC 87. Demian Maia took home an additional $60,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus for his third-round rear naked choke victory over Jason MacDonald and Rob Emerson received a $60,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his 12-second knockout victory over “The Ultimate Fighter 5” runner-up Manny Gamburyan.

— UFC 87 “Seek and Destroy” had an official attendance of 15,082 for a venue-record live gate of $2.2 million.

— Lightweight IFL veteran Bart Palaszweski has signed a six-fight deal with the WEC. The contract was recently announced by Palaszewski’s coach and fellow WEC fighter Jeff Curran, who also announced that he will dropping from the 145-pound featherweight division to the 135-pound bantamweight division.

— Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, who was once rumored to be fighting Gina Carano in her next bout, will instead take on Yoko Takahashi on October 4th at Saturday Night Fights 3 on CBS.

— James Thompson, who was defeated in controversial fashion by Kimbo Slice in May at EliteXC’s first-ever CBS event, will face Piotor Kusmierz at Cage Rage 28 on September 20th in London, England.

— A middleweight bout between Joe Riggs and Kazuo Misaki has been officially added to Strikeforce at the Mansion 2 on September 19th.


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