UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko
|UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 1, 2010|
|Venue||San Diego Sports Arena|
|City||San Diego, California|
UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko (also known as UFC on Versus 2) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Originally scheduled to take place at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, the UFC was forced to move the event to a different venue due to low ticket sales. On June 14, 2010, the event was moved to San Diego, California to be held at the San Diego Sports Arena. The event was the second UFC event to be broadcast on Versus; the first being UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.
Damarques Johnson originally weighed in at 172.5 pounds, 1.5 pounds over the contracted weight limit. After being granted one hour to make the original 171 pound limit, Johnson tipped the scales at 172 pounds. As a result, Johnson forfeited 20% of his purse for the fight.
- Kimmons defeated Steinbess via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Oliveira defeated Elkins via submission (armbar) at 0:41 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Howard vs. Ellenberger fight.
- Stann defeated Massenzio via submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 3.
- Pokrajac defeated Irvin via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:29 of round 1.
- Riddle defeated Johnson via TKO (punches) at 4:29 of round 2.
- Volkmann defeated Kelly via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Gomi defeated Griffin via KO (punch) at 1:04 of round 1.
- Ellenberger defeated Howard via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 2:21 of round 3.
- Okami defeated Muñoz via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
- Jones defeated Matyushenko via TKO (elbows) at 1:52 of round 1.
Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Brian Stann vs. Mike Massenzio
- Knockout of the Night: Takanori Gomi
- Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the California State Athletic Commission. 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.
- Jon Jones $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko $31,000
- Yushin Okami $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Mark Muñoz $22,000
- Jake Ellenberger $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. John Howard $15,000
- Takanori Gomi $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Tyson Griffin $30,000
- Jacob Volkmann $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Paul Kelly $17,000
- Matt Riddle $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson $10,000 ^
- Igor Pokrajac $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. James Irvin $20,000
- Brian Stann $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio $5,000
- Charles Oliveira $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Darren Elkins $8,000
- Rob Kimmons $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Steve Steinbeiss $6,000
^ DaMarques Johnson was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the 170-pound welterweight limit. The CSAC's initial report did not include information on the penalty.
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