UFC 111

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy
A poster or logo for UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 27, 2010
Venue Prudential Center
City Newark, New Jersey
Attendance 17,000[1]
Total gate $4,000,000[1]
Buyrate 770,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi

UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on March 27, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, United States.[3]

Background[edit]

The UFC Primetime series returned to build up the UFC Welterweight Championship fight between GSP and Dan Hardy.[4] It was the first time a British fighter had ever fought for a UFC title.

Martin Kampmann was originally set to fight Ben Saunders, but Kampmann was replaced by Jake Ellenberger, due to a deep cut suffered in training by Kampmann.[5]

Ricardo Funch was forced to pull out of a fight against Matthew Riddle for an undisclosed reason. UFC newcomer Greg Soto was his replacement.[6]

Spike TV broadcast three preliminary bouts one hour before the live PPV broadcast began.[7]

This event was seen in movie theaters throughout the United States via National CineMedia's Fathom event distribution service.[8] Also, it was shown at the Cineplex Odeon chain in Canada.[9]

On March 10, 2010 it was announced that the event was officially sold out.[10]

There was also some controversy that the UFC airbrushed Hardy's tattoo which reads "om mani padme hum" for their promotional poster. UFC president Dana White later admitted that this was done so as to not provoke the Chinese government.[11] Hardy's opponent was replaced with a former opponent's, Mike Swick.

On March 25, 2010 Thiago Alves was removed from the card due to brain irregularity from a pre-fight CAT scan.[12] After learning of the removal, Ben Saunders, who was scheduled to fight Jake Ellenberger, requested Alves's opponent, Jon Fitch, and subsequently replaced Ellenberger on the card. As a result, Ellenberger did not compete but received his "show" and "win" money to make up for the last minute switch.[13] The fight between Kurt Pellegrino and Fabricio Camoes was moved up to the main card as a result of the cancellation.

On March 26 at the official weigh-ins, Rory Markham weighed 177 lb. He forfeited $1,000 (12.5% of his purse) to Nate Diaz.[14]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (c) def Dan Hardy unanimous decision (50–43, 50–44, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Shane Carwin def Frank Mir KO (punches) 1 3:48 [b]
Lightweight Kurt Pellegrino def Fabricio Camoes submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:20
Welterweight Jon Fitch def Ben Saunders unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jim Miller def Mark Bocek unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
televised
Catchweight (177 lb) Nate Diaz def Rory Markham TKO (punches) 1 2:47
Welterweight Ricardo Almeida def Matt Brown submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:30
Preliminary card
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def Tomasz Drwal submission (heel hook) 1 0:45 [c]
Light Heavyweight Jared Hamman def Rodney Wallace unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [d]
Welterweight Matthew Riddle def Greg Soto disqualification (illegal upkick) 3 1:30
  1. ^ For the Welterweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the Interim Heavyweight Championship.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Diaz vs. Markham fight. This bout also aired on the PPV broadcast following the Mir vs. Carwin fight. Palhares was subsequently suspended for 90 days following the fight, for failing to release the submission after the stoppage.
  4. ^ This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the St-Pierre vs. Hardy fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
  • Knockout of the Night: Shane Carwin
  • Submission of the Night: Kurt Pellegrino

Television rating[edit]

The preliminary bouts shown on Spike TV at 9 pm EST drew a series-low of 1.2 million viewers, and coincided with the Elite Eight round of the NCAA basketball tournament.[15]

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
Ben Saunders The Game (feat. Lil Wayne) "My Life" LAX Files
Dan Hardy Cock Sparrer (feat. Dan Hardy) "England Belongs to Me" England Belongs To Me (Dan Hardy Version)
Fabricio Camoes Eminem "Lose Yourself" 8 Mile [Clean]
Frank Mir Kanye West (feat. Young Jeezy ) "Amazing" 808's & Heartbreak
Georges St-Pierre The Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy" Ready to Die
Greg Soto Tomoyasu Hotei "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" Electric Samurai (The Noble Savage)
Jared Hamman Pennywise "Bro Hymn" Pennywise
Jim Miller Alabama 3 "Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)" Woke Up This Morning [Single]
Jon Fitch Johnny Cash "Rusty Cage" Unchained
Kurt Pellegrino AC/DC "Thunderstruck" The Razor's Edge
Mark Bocek Disturbed "Down with the Sickness" The Sickness
Matthew Riddle Warren G (feat. Nate Dogg) "Regulate" Regulate...G Funk Era
Nate Diaz 2Pac "Lastonesleft" Until the End of Time
Rodney Wallace DJ Khaled (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) "All I Do Is Win" Victory
Rory Markham Dropkick Murphys "Amazing Grace" The Gang's All Here
Rousimar Palhares Racionais MC's "V.L. (Parte II)" Nada Como Um Dia Apos O Outro Dia
Shane Carwin Drowning Pool "Bodies" Sinner
Tomasz Drwal Korn "Freak On A Leash" Follow The Leader

[16]

[17]

References[edit]