UFC 123

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UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
A poster or logo for UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date November 20, 2010
Venue The Palace of Auburn Hills
City Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance 16,404[1]
Total gate $2,100,000
Buyrate 500,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck Finale

UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 20, 2010 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.[3] It was the first UFC event in the Metro Detroit area since UFC 9.

Background[edit]

Before the start of the card, Jose Aldo was awarded the UFC Featherweight title by Dana White.[4]

UFC 123 featured preliminary fights live on Spike TV.

On October 13, Rory MacDonald had to withdraw from his fight against Matt Brown. He was replaced by Brian Foster.[5]

Gabe Ruediger was scheduled to face Paul Kelly, but was forced off the card with a groin injury on October 25.[6] T.J. O'Brien replaced Ruediger.[7]

Darren Elkins withdrew from his matchup with Edson Barboza and was replaced by Mike Lullo.[8]

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

Lentz defeated Griffin via split decision (29–28, 27–30, 29–28)
Kelly defeated O'Brien via TKO (elbows) at 3:18 of round 2. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Davis vs. Boetsch fight.
Barboza defeated Lullo via TKO (leg kicks) at 0:26 of round 3. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Jackson vs. Machida fight.
Hallman defeated Parisyan via TKO (punches) at 1:47 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Brown vs. Foster fight. This bout also aired on the PPV broadcast following the Hughes vs. Penn fight.

Preliminary card (televised)[edit]

Muñoz defeated Simpson via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Foster defeated Brown via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:11 of round 2.

Main card[edit]

Sotiropoulos defeated Lauzon via submission (kimura) at 2:43 of round 2.
Davis defeated Boetsch via submission (Mr. Wonderful) at 2:55 of round 2.
Falcão defeated Harris via unanimous decision (29–27, 29–28, 29–28).
Penn defeated Hughes via KO (punches) at 0:21 of round 1
Jackson defeated Machida via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $80,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon
  • Knockout of the Night: B.J. Penn
  • Submission of the Night: Phil Davis

Controversy[edit]

A formal complaint was filed with Michigan's Unarmed Combat Commission regarding the timekeeping of the Harris-Falcão match. Near the end of the first round, Falcão was choking Harris. The allegation is that the timekeeper ended the round six seconds early and in turn had the round not ended early, Falcão may have successfully choked out Harris. Despite Falcão ultimately winning the fight by decision, the formal complaint was filed on January 13, 2011.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stupp, Dann (November 21, 2010). "UFC 123 draws 16,404 attendance and $2.1 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Matt Bishop. "Report: UFC 123 does 'around 500K' pay-per-view buys". 
  3. ^ "UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida". ufc.com. September 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/11/20/1827175/jose-aldo-presented-with-ufc-featherweight-belt-at-ufc-123 Jose Aldo Presented With UFC Featherweight Belt at UFC 123
  5. ^ Marrocco, Steven; Stupp, Dann (October 13, 2010). "Injured Rory MacDonald out, Brian Foster in against Matt Brown at UFC 123". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ Stupp, Dann (October 25, 2010). "Injured Gabe Ruediger out of UFC 123 prelim fight with Paul Kelly". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ "With Gabe Ruediger out, Paul Kelly vs. T.J. O'Brien official for UFC 123". mmajunkie.com. October 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mike Lullo 8–2 will replace Darren Elkins and face off with Edson". mmamania.com. November 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ Morgan, John; Stupp, Dann (November 21, 2010). "UFC 123 bonuses: Penn, Davis, Sotiropoulos and Lauzon earn $80,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ Gross, Josh (January 25, 2011). "Complaint alleges round ended early". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012.