UFC 156

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UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
A poster or logo for UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar.
Information
Date February 2, 2013
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 10,275[1]
Total gate $2,437,150[1]
Buyrate 330,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 2, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3][4][5]

Background[edit]

A bout between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida was briefly linked to this event,[6] but was eventually moved to UFC 157 to bolster that event's card.[7]

Erick Silva was expected to face Jay Hieron at the Rocksville event; however, Silva pulled out of the bout citing an injury, and was replaced by promotional newcomer Tyron Woodley.[8]

A date between Robbie Peralta and Akira Corassani was briefly linked to this event;[9] however the bout was rescheduled for April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9 after Corassani was sidelined for a short period with an illness.[10]

At the weigh-ins, promotional newcomer Dustin Kimura came in heavy weighing in at 139 lb. Kimura was given two hours to cut to the bantamweight maximum of 136 pounds, but he elected instead to surrender a percentage of his fight purse to his opponent Chico Camus.[11]

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira def. Rashad Evans Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem KO (punches) 3 0:25
Welterweight Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (FX)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron KO (punches) 1 0:36
Lightweight Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:25
Lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (139.5 lbs) Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:50 [b]
Bantamweight Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa TKO (punches) 2 4:20
  1. ^ For the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ Dustin Kimura failed to make weight.

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Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: José Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
  • Knockout of the Night: Antonio Silva
  • Submission of the Night: Bobby Green

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses or Pay-Per-View quotas.[14]

  • José Aldo: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) def. Frankie Edgar: $120,000
  • Antônio Rogério Nogueira: $174,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus) def. Rashad Evans: $300,000
  • Antonio Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus) def. Alistair Overeem: $285,714
  • Demian Maia: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Jon Fitch: $66,000
  • Joseph Benavidez: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Ian McCall: $9,000
  • Evan Dunham: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Gleison Tibau: $33,000
  • Tyron Woodley: $87,000 (includes $43,500 win bonus) def. Jay Hieron: $12,000
  • Bobby Green: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann: $22,000
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yves Edwards: $21,000
  • Dustin Kimura: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chico Camus: $8,000 ^
  • Francisco Rivera: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa: $10,000

^ Dustin Kimura was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the required weight for his fight. The Nevada State Athletic Commission's initial report did not include information on the penalty.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2012-02-13). "UFC 156 officially draws 10,275 attendance and $2.4 million gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Pay Per View". MMAPayout.com. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  3. ^ "UFC announces schedule, Jon Jones v Chael Sonnen official". ESPN. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Mandalay Bay Las Vegas NV". Newsday. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Stupp, Dann (2012-10-31). "Edgar lands February title shot in UFC 156 headliner". USA Today. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Staff (2012-11-09). "Dan Henderson: I'm fighting Lyoto Machida at UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  7. ^ Matt Erickson (2013-11-21). "Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida headed to UFC 157 in Anaheim". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  8. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2013-01-03). "Tyron Woodley replaces injured Erick Silva against Jay Hieron". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  9. ^ Bohn, Mike (January 4, 2013). "Robbie Peralta vs. Akira Corassani featherweight bout added to February's UFC 156". mmamania.com. 
  10. ^ John Morgan and Steven Marrocco (2013-01-20). "Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  11. ^ Mike Bohn (2013-02-01). "UFC 156 weigh-ins: Dustin Kimura comes in over bantamweight limit". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  12. ^ "UFC 156". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  13. ^ Staff. "UFC 156 bonuses: Aldo, Edgar, Silva, Green win $50,000 each". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ Staff (2013-02-04). "UFC 156 salaries: Evans, Overeem and Aldo earn biggest payouts". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-04.