UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko

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UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko
A poster or logo for UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 1, 2010
Venue San Diego Sports Arena
City San Diego, California
Attendance 8,132[1]
Total gate $489,685[1]
Event chronology
UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen

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.[2] 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.

Background[edit]

Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau were set to fight at this event, but the bout was later moved to UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares the following month.

Two bouts were moved to this event due to visa issues; Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann from UFC 116[3] and Darren Elkins vs. Charles Oliveira from The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.[4]

Joe Stevenson suffered a knee injury in training and was unable to fight Takanori Gomi. Stevenson was replaced by Tyson Griffin.[5]

Willamy Freire also suffered an injury in training, forcing the cancellation of his fight with Thiago Tavares. Tavares was then pulled from the card altogether.[6][7]

"Big" John McCarthy was a referee at this event, the first time he has refereed at a UFC event in almost 3 years.[8]

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.[9]

The event drew an estimated 991,000 viewers on Versus.[10]

Results[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

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).

Main card[edit]

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.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[11]

  • Fight of the Night: Brian Stann vs. Mike Massenzio
  • Knockout of the Night: Takanori Gomi
  • Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira

Reported Payout[edit]

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.[12]

  • 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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