UFC Fight Night: Swick vs. Burkman

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UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 23, 2008
Venue Palms Casino Resort
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Event chronology
UFC 80: Rapid Fire UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman UFC 81: Breaking Point

UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman[1] referred to by the media as UFC Fight Night 12 was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on January 23, 2008 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2] The main event featured former The Ultimate Fighter contestants Mike Swick and Josh Burkman in a welterweight matchup.[3] This event was Swick's debut at welterweight, as he had been competing at middleweight prior to the show.[3]


Preliminary card[edit]

Wiman defeated Buchholz via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:56 of round 1.
Hill defeated Veres via TKO (strikes) at 0:37 of round 2.
Stephens defeated Miller via TKO (strikes) at 4:44 of round 2.
Pellegrino defeated Crane via TKO (punches) at 1:52 of round 2. This was the only preliminary bout aired during the broadcast.
Maynard defeated Siver via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).

Main card[edit]

Diaz defeated Robinson via submission (triangle choke) at 3:39 round 1.
Tavares defeated Omigawa via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 30–27).
Côté defeated McFedries via TKO (strikes) at 1:44 of round 1.
Swick defeated Burkman via majority decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–29).

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.


The disclosed fighter payroll was $232,000. The individual payouts are listed below. They include the payment amounts for show and win, but do not include sponsor payments, fees, taxes, or special award bonuses.[4]

  • Mike Swick ($20,000) def. Josh Burkman ($10,000)
  • Patrick Côté ($28,000) def. Drew McFedries ($10,000)
  • Thiago Tavares ($18,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000)
  • Nate Diaz ($30,000) def. Alvin Robinson ($7,000)
  • Kurt Pelligrino ($20,000) def. Alberto Crane ($4,000)
  • Gray Maynard ($16,000) def. Dennis Siver ($7,000)
  • Jeremy Stephens ($10,000) def. Cole Miller ($8,000)
  • Corey Hill ($16,000) def. Joe Veres ($3,000)
  • Matt Wiman ($16,000) def. Justin Buchholz ($4,000)


  1. ^ http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.FightCard&eid=1038
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Swick v. Burkman". UFC.com. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ a b Rios, Tomas (January 23, 2008). "An ‘Ultimate Fighter' Fight Night". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2008-01-23. 
  4. ^ UFC Fight Night 12 Salaries