UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones

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UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones
A poster or logo for UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 21, 2010
Venue 1stBank Center
City Broomfield, Colorado[1]
Attendance 6,443[2]
Total gate $568,125[2]
Event chronology
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy

UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones[1] (also known as UFC on Versus 1) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 21, 2010 in Broomfield, Colorado, United States at the 1stBank Center. This event was the UFC's debut on Versus.[3] The event was also shown on a large number of international networks including Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, Televisa in Mexico, and ESPN in the UK.[4]

Background[edit]

Brandon Vera was previously scheduled to fight Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFC 109, but Nogueira was forced out of the bout with an ankle injury.[5]

A bout between Clay Guida and Sean Sherk was in the works but Sherk suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to pull out.[6] Shannon Gugerty stepped in as the replacement against Guida.[7]

John Howard was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson but Johnson was forced to withdraw from the bout with a knee injury. Daniel Roberts came in as Johnson's replacement.[8]

Spencer Fisher was set to fight Duane Ludwig but was forced out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. Darren Elkins stepped in for the injured Fisher.[9]

Rob Kimmons was forced to pull out of his bout with Mike Pierce from a leg injury. Julio Paulino was Kimmons' replacement.[10]

The event drew an estimated 1,240,000 viewers on Versus.[11]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones def. Brandon Vera TKO (elbows and punches) 1 3:19
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (punches) 1 3:53
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Paul Buentello Submission (elbows to the thigh) 3 1:16
Middleweight Alessio Sakara def. James Irvin TKO (punch) 1 3:01
Preliminary card
Lightweight Clay Guida def. Shannon Gugerty Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:40
Light Heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko def. Eliot Marshall Split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Darren Elkins def. Duane Ludwig TKO (stoppage) 1 0:44
Welterweight John Howard def. Daniel Roberts KO (punch) 1 2:01 [a]
Heavyweight Brendan Schaub def. Chase Gormley TKO (punches) 1 0:47
Welterweight Mike Pierce def. Julio Paulino Unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jason Brilz def. Eric Schafer Unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout aired on the live broadcast following the dos Santos vs. Gonzaga fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[12]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Knockout of the Night: John Howard, Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos
  • Submission of the Night: Clay Guida

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. 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.[13]

  • Jon Jones: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $60,000
  • Junior dos Santos: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $67,000
  • Cheick Kongo: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus) def. Paul Buentello: $40,000
  • Alessio Sakara: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus) def. James Irvin: $20,000
  • Clay Guida: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Shannon Gugerty: $9,000
  • Vladimir Matyushenko: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus) def. Eliot Marshall: $10,000
  • Darren Elkins: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Duane Ludwig: $12,000
  • John Howard: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Daniel Roberts: $6,000
  • Brendan Schaub: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Chase Gormley: $10,000
  • Mike Pierce: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Julio Paulino: $6,000
  • Jason Brilz: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Eric Schafer: $13,000

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