UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera

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UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera
A poster or logo for UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 4, 2012
Venue Staples Center
City Los Angeles, California
Event chronology
UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II

UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera (also known as UFC on Fox 4) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 4, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Background[edit]

Chad Griggs was expected to face Phil Davis at the event.[2] However, Griggs was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Wagner Prado.[3]

Brian Stann was expected to headline the event against promotional newcomer Hector Lombard.[4] However, Stann was forced out of the bout citing a shoulder injury.[5]

Maurício Rua instead headlined the fight against Brandon Vera, both being pulled from fights on earlier cards.[6]

Pablo Garza was forced to withdraw from his fight against Josh Grispi, Grispi will now face Rani Yahya.[6]

Terry Etim was forced to withdraw from his fight against Joe Lauzon, Lauzon will now face Jamie Varner.[6]

Rob Broughton was expected to face Matt Mitrione at the event. However, the bout was scrapped after Broughton pulled out for an undisclosed personal matter.[7]

On July 25, 2012, heavyweight Ben Rothwell pulled out of his fight against Travis Browne due to an injured ankle.[8] This led to Browne being removed from the card, while Mike Swick vs DaMarques Johnson was bumped up to the main card.[9]

On July 30, 2012, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the winner of the main event will receive a Light Heavyweight title shot, regardless of how impressive either Ryan Bader or Lyoto Machida were in the co-main event of the evening.[10] However, on July 31, 2012, White said whichever fighter puts forth the best performance on Saturday night will receive the shot at the winner of Jon Jones' September 1 title defense against former two-time PRIDE Fighting Championships champion Dan Henderson at UFC 151.[11]

Results[edit]

Main Card on FOX
Weight Class Win vs. Loss Method Round Timer Notes
Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua def. Brandon Vera TKO (punches) 4 4:09
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida def. Ryan Bader KO (punch) 2 1:32
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Jamie Varner Submission (triangle choke) 3 2:42
Welterweight Mike Swick def. DaMarques Johnson KO (punches) 2 1:20
Preliminary Card on FUEL TV
Featherweight Nam Phan def. Cole Miller Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado NC (accidental eye poke) 1 1:28 Note 1
Featherweight Rani Yahya def. Josh Grispi Submission (north-south choke) 1 3:15
Heavyweight Phil De Fries def. Oli Thompson Submission (rear naked choke) 2 4:16
Featherweight Manny Gamburyan def. Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Moraga def. Ulysses Gomez KO (elbows and punches) 1 3:46

^Note 1 Bout ruled a No Contest; Prado was unable to continue after Davis inadverdantly poked Prado in the eye. [12]

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
  • Knockout of the Night: Mike Swick
  • Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon

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 and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[14]

  • Maurício Rua: $240,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $70,000
  • Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Ryan Bader: $47,000
  • Joe Lauzon: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Varner: $12,000
  • Mike Swick: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson: $18,000
  • Nam Phan: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $21,000
  • Phil Davis: $30,000 vs. Wagner Prado: $16,000
  • Rani Yahya: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
  • Phil De Fries: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Oli Thompson: $11,000
  • Manvel Gamburyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000
  • John Moraga: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Ulysses Gomez: $8,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myers, Thomas (February 7, 2012). "UFC on FOX 4 set for Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 4". MMAmania.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Phil Davis vs. Chad Griggs added to August's UFC on FOX 4 event". MMAjunkie.com. May 14, 2012, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Phil Davis now meets undefeated newcomer Wagner Prado at UFC on FOX 4". MMAjunkie.com. May 30, 2012, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann targeted for UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles". MMAjunkie.com. April 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Helwani, Ariel (June 6, 2012). "Brian Stann Out of UFC on FOX 4 Main Event". MMAFighting.com. 
  6. ^ a b c "With Stann injured UFC on Fox get new main event". Ultimate Fighting Championship. June 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rob Broughton vs. Matt Mitrione scratched from UFC on FOX 4". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ben Rothwell Out of UFC on FOX 4". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Travis Browne Off UFC on FOX 4; Swick vs. Johnson Bumped to Main Card". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Martin, Damon (2012-07-30). "Dana White: Winner of Shogun vs. Vera Gets Next Title Shot". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  11. ^ Whitman, Mike (2012-07-31). "LYOTO MACHIDA, RYAN BADER ADDED TO LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HUNT AT UFC ON FOX 4". Sherdog. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2012-08-04). "UFC on FOX 4 results: Eye poke leads to no contest between Phil Davis, Wagner Prado". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  13. ^ Whitman, Mike (2012-08-04). "UFC on Fox 4 Bonuses: Joe Lauzon Banks $100,000; Mike Swick, Jamie Varner Pocket $50,000 Each". Sherdog. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  14. ^ "UFC on FOX 4 salaries: Rua, Machida top event's $963,000 payroll". MMAjunkie.com. August 9, 2012. 

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