UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz

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UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 11, 2010
Venue Patriot Center
City Fairfax, Virginia
Attendance 8,078[1]
Total gate $753,962[1]
Event chronology
UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz UFC 109: Relentless

UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz, also referred to as UFC Fight Night 20, was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on January 11, 2010 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.[2]


Nik Lentz was expected to face Jeremy Stephens at the event. However, Stephens pulled out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Thiago Tavares.[3]

A bout between Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce was expected to take place on this card.[4] However, Koscheck was shifted from this event to a bout with Anthony Johnson at UFC 106, while Pierce would face Jon Fitch at UFC 107.[5]

Mike Massenzio was expected to face Gerald Harris, but was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by John Salter.[6]


Preliminary card[edit]

Catone defeated Forbes via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28).
Harris defeated Salter via TKO (punches) at 3:24 of round 3.
dos Anjos defeated Bradley via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
MacDonald defeated Guymon via submission (armbar) at 4:27 of round 1.
Tavares and Lentz fought to a majority draw (27–29, 28–28, 28–28). A point deduction was given to Tavares for a shot to the groin.
Story defeated Lennox via split decision (30–27, 30–27, 28–29). Due to a scoring error, the bout was initially announced as a majority decision.[7]
Leben defeated Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30–27, 30–27)

Main card[edit]

Sadollah defeated Blackburn via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Simpson defeated Lawlor via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28).
Dunham defeated Escudero via submission (armbar) at 1:59 of round 3
Maynard defeated Diaz via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 30–27).

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $30,000 bonuses.[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson
  • Knockout of the Night: Gerald Harris
  • Submission of the Night: Evan Dunham

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[9]

  • Gray Maynard: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $24,000
  • Evan Dunham: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Efrain Escudero: $15,000
  • Aaron Simpson: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Tom Lawlor: $10,000
  • Amir Sadollah: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Brad Blackburn: $13,000
  • Chris Leben: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Jay Silva: $6,000
  • Rick Story: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Lennox: $7,000
  • Nick Lentz: $7,000 vs. Thiago Tavares: $15,000 ^
  • Rory MacDonald: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Mike Guymon: $6,000
  • Rafael dos Anjos: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Bradley: $8,000
  • Gerald Harris: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. John Salter: $6,000
  • Nick Catone: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Jesse Forbes: $6,000

^ Both fighters earned show money; bout declared majority draw.


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 20 a sellout with near-record $730,000 live gate". mmajunkie. January 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night Maynard vs Diaz". UFC.com. November 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ "UFC Fight Night 20: Thiago Tavares vs Nik Lentz announced with Jeremy Stephens scratched". mmamania.com. Retrieved December 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce in the works for UFC Fight Night 20 in Virginia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson slotted for UFC 106 co-main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ "John Salter tapped as late replacement, meets Gerald Harris at UFC Fight Night 20". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved January 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night 20 recap". mmajunkie. January 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 20 bonuses and awards for 'Maynard vs Diaz' Spike TV fights". MMAmania. January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2010. [dead link]
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 20 payouts". mmamania.com. Retrieved January 13, 2010.