UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson

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UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
A poster or logo for UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson.
Information
Date December 15, 2012
Venue Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
City Queensland, Australia
Attendance 5,133[1]
Total gate $900,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale

UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson (also known as UFC on FX 6) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 15, 2012 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] Due to the time zone difference it aired live on December 14, 2012 in North America.[4]

Background[edit]

The event featured the final bouts of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes.[5][6] This was the first UFC event held in Queensland, and the first event in Australia to be held outside of New South Wales.[7]

Bruce Buffer was not the ring announcer due to scheduling conflict with The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale.[6] Instead, Joe Martinez took the role.[8]

Australia's George Sotiropoulos and Britain's Ross Pearson headlined the card in a five-round main event. The pair had been coaching opposite one another on the hit reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes.[9][3]

Kyle Noke was expected to face Seth Baczynski at the event. However, Noke was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Mike Pierce.[10]

Anthony Perosh was expected to face Joey Beltran at the event. However, Perosh was forced from the bout with a toe injury and replaced by Igor Pokrajac.[11]

A bout between Ednaldo Oliveira and Krzysztof Soszynski was originally scheduled for this event.[12] However, Oliveira was forced out of the bout with an injury and Sosynski was pulled from the event as well.[13]

Eddie Mendez was expected to make his promotional debut at the event against Nick Penner. However, Mendez pulled out of the bout citing a shoulder injury and was replaced by fellow newcomer Cody Donovan.[14]

Hacran Dias was expected to face Chad Mendes at the event. However just days before the event, Dias pulled out of the bout citing a shoulder injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Yaotzin Meza.[15]

Results[edit]

Main Card (FX)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos TKO (punches) 3 0:41
Welterweight Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares TKO (punches) 1 3:38
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza KO (punches) 1 1:55
Light Heavyweight Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac No Contest 3 5:00 [c]
Welterweight Mike Pierce def. Seth Baczynski Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Ben Alloway def. Manuel Rodriguez KO (front kick and punches) 1 4:57
Lightweight Mike Wilkinson def. Brendan Loughnane Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner TKO (punches) 1 4:35
  1. ^ The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Welterweight Finals.
  2. ^ The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Lightweight Finals.
  3. ^ Originally ruled a unanimous decision victory for Beltran, the result was changed to "No Contest" after Beltran tested positive for a banned substance during a post fight screening.[16]


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[17]

  • Fight of the Night: Nick Penner vs. Cody Donovan
  • Knockout of the Night: Ben Alloway
  • Submission of the Night: Not awarded as no bouts ended by submission

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2012-12-15). "UFC on FX 6 draws announced sell-out crowd of 5,133 for venue record $900K gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ "UFC going to the Gold Coast for TUF Smashes Finale". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  3. ^ a b Nancarrow, Dan (2012-11-09). "Aussie unfazed by Smashes banter Save". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  4. ^ Staff (2012-09-09). "Ross Pearson vs. George Sotiropoulos slated for UFC on FX 6 in Australia". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  5. ^ Mrosko, Geno (2012-09-07). "TUF Smashes finals, Pearson vs. Sotiropoulos targeted for UFC on FX 6 on Dec. 14 in Australia". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  6. ^ a b Alexander, Mookie (2012-10-29). "UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson fight card". Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  7. ^ Elder, Jessica (2012-12-15). "UFC to beam Coast to the world". Gold Coast. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  8. ^ "UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson — Main Card Results & Commentary". Cage Potato. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  9. ^ Harvy, Ben (2012-10-10). "UFC Gold Coast show set for December 15". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  10. ^ Staff (2012-10-31). "Mike Pierce replaces Kyle Noke, meets Seth Baczynski at UFC on FX 6". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  11. ^ Staff (2012-11-13). "Igor Pokrajac replaces injured Anthony Perosh, meets Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  12. ^ Halvatzis Jr., George (2012-09-15). "Krzysztof Soszynski returns at UFC on FX 6, fights Ednaldo Oliveira on Dec. 14". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  13. ^ Staff (2012-11-16). "Eddie Mendez vs. Nick Penner slated for UFC on FX 6 in Australia". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  14. ^ Staff (2012-12-05). "Eddie Mendez out of UFC on FX 6 with injury, Cody Donovan steps in". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  15. ^ Staff (2012-12-10). "Yaotzin Meza replaces Hacran Dias, meets Chad Mendes at Friday's UFC on FX 6". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  16. ^ "Joey Beltran fails UFC on FX 6 drug test". mmamania.com. January 13, 2012. 
  17. ^ Staff (2012-12-14). "UFC on FX 6 bonuses: Alloway, Donovan, Penner earn $40K awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 

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