— 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.