UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs. Florian

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UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 19, 2007
Venue Palms Casino Resort
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Event chronology
UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian UFC 76: Knockout

UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs Florian[1] referred to by the media as UFC Fight Night 11 was a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was broadcast live in the United States and Canada on Spike TV as a lead-in to the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 6.[2]

Background[edit]

The main event was originally expected to be a rematch between The Ultimate Fighter 1 contestants Chris Leben and Mike Swick. Leben, however, chose to decline the fight offer (Leben later claimed that his managers turned down the fight without his knowledge on an Ultimate Fighter 1 reunion episode). Swick was to be featured on the main card in a match against Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet, who confirmed the bout on July 18 to The Fight Network.[3] Reports indicate that veteran UFC fighter Chris Lytle was also considered for the bout.[4] However, Swick pulled out of the bout on September 2, 2007 due to a rib injury.Goulet faced Dustin Hazelett instead.[5]

The card was rescheduled to feature a lightweight main event bout between Din Thomas and Spencer Fisher. However, on August 7, Fisher announced via his MySpace page that he was withdrawing from the event due to a staph infection in his knee.[6] Former title challenger Kenny Florian replaced Fisher in the main event.

Chris Leben remained on the fight card; he appeared in a middleweight match with Terry Martin. Nate Quarry, the first cast member of The Ultimate Fighter reality series to challenge for a UFC championship, also returned to the UFC after nearly a two-year layoff following his match against Rich Franklin at UFC 56.

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Kenny Florian def. Din Thomas Submission (rear naked choke) 1 4:30
Middleweight Chris Leben def. Terry Martin KO (punch) 3 3:56
Lightweight Nate Diaz def. Junior Assuncao Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:10
Middleweight Nate Quarry def. Pete Sell KO (punch) 3 0:42
Preliminary card
Welterweight Dustin Hazelett def. Jonathan Goulet Submission (armbar) 1 1:14
Welterweight Thiago Alves def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka TKO (punch and knee) 2 4:04
Lightweight Cole Miller def. Leonard Garcia Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Luke Cummo def. Edilberto de Oliveira TKO (punches) 1 1:45
Lightweight Gray Maynard def. Joe Veres KO (punch) 1 0:09


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.

Purses[edit]

The disclosed fighter payroll was $273,500.

Florian: ($22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 win bonus)) def. Thomas: ($16,000)

Leben: ($20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)) def. Martin: ($12,000)

Diaz: ($30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)) def. Assuncao: ($6,000)

Quarry: ($20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)) def. Sell: ($10,000)

Cummo: ($32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)) def. de Oliveira: ($4,000)

Alves: ($28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)) def. Hironaka: ($10,000)

Hazelett: ($16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)) def. Goulet: ($6,500)

Maynard: ($16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)) def. Veres: ($3,000)

Miller: ($16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)) def. Garcia: ($6,000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Din Thomas vs Kenny Florian". UFC.com. Retrieved February 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ Loretta Hunt (July 9, 2007). "PM Update – July 9". TheFightNetwork.com. 
  3. ^ Mike Doyle (July 18, 2007). "Goulet, Swick to Tangle". TheFightNetwork.com. 
  4. ^ Quinton Harlan (August 12, 2007). "Lytle Submits Brown at Conseco Fieldhouse". Sherdog.com. Retrieved August 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Swick vs Goulet Off". mmaontap.com. September 2, 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Spencer forced to withdraw". mmaontap.com. September 7, 2007. Retrieved September 18, 2007. 

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