South of Moscow on the Oskol River, Fedor Emelianenko trains with intensity. Go behind the scenes with the MMA legend and his crew of fight trainers as they prepare for the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament.
Albert Kraus will be competing in the feature bout at the third Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow event being put on March 12th. Kraus will face Russian fighter Batu Khasikov at the 72.5kg. weight limit.
Kraus wrapped up his 2010 with a decision victory over Mohammed Gur at Mix Fight Gala 11 in November, after being defeated by Giorgio Petrosyan in the quarterfinals of the K-1 World MAX World 2010 Final. The Dutch fighter also scored quite the knockout over Tefik Sucu in June, sandwiched between decision victories over William Diender and Hiroki Nakajima.
Meanwhile, Khasikov gained both WAKO and WKA titles in 2010 with a stoppage victory over aged Italian veteran Fabio Corelli and decision against K-1 MAX Portugal 2006 runner-up Ricardo Fernandes
UFC 126 payouts from the Nevada State Athletic Commission:
Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Vitor Belfort: $275,000
Forrest Griffin: $275,000 ($125,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
Rich Franklin: $75,000
Jon Jones: $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Ryan Bader: $20,000
Jake Ellenberger: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Miguel Torres: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)
Antonio Banuelos: $9,000
Donald Cerrone: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Paul Kelly: $19,000
Chad Mendes: $19,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000
Demetrious Johnson: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
Paul Taylor: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Ricardo Romero: $10,000
Mike Pierce: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Kenny Robertson: $6,000
The total disclosed payroll for the UFC 126 was $1.305 million.
The figures above are in addition to the following $75,000 fight bonuses and do not include sponsorships, etc:
Fight of the Night — Paul Kelly vs Donald Cerrone
Knockout of the Night — Anderson Silva
Submission of the Night — Jon Jones