UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones
|UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||March 21, 2010|
UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones (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. 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.
|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|
|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|
- This bout aired on the live broadcast following the dos Santos vs. Gonzaga fight.
Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: None awarded
- Knockout of the Night: John Howard, Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos
- Submission of the Night: Clay Guida
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.
- 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
- "UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones". ufc.com. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
- "UFC on Versus 1 draws reported soldout crowd of 6,443 for $568K gate". MMAjunkie.
- "Jones-Vera Agreed for Versus Event". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
- UFC announces international broadcast plans for "UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones"
- "Nogueira Out of UFC 109". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
- "Sean Sherk vs. Clay Guida scratched from UFC on Versus". sbnation.com. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- Steven Marrocco. "Sherk scratched; Gugerty to face Guida at UFC on Versus 1 in March (Updated)". MMAjunkie.
- "UFC on Versus 1 bonuses: Three fighters earn $50,000 "KO of Night" awards". MMAjunkie. March 21, 2010.
- "UFC on Versus 1 salaries: Cheick Kongo ($110K), Junior Dos Santos ($70K) top earners". MMAjunkie.com. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-25.