UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera
|UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 4, 2012|
|City||Los Angeles, California|
On July 25, 2012, heavyweight Ben Rothwell pulled out of his fight against Travis Browne due to an injured ankle. This led to Browne being removed from the card, while Mike Swick vs DaMarques Johnson was bumped up to the main card.
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. 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.
|Main card (Fox)|
|Light Heavyweight||Maurício Rua||def.||Brandon Vera||TKO (punches)||4||4:09||[a]|
|Light Heavyweight||Lyoto Machida||def.||Ryan Bader||KO (punch)||1||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 (Fuel TV)|
|Featherweight||Nam Phan||def.||Cole Miller||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Phil Davis
|Wagner Prado||NC (accidental Eye Poke)||1||1:28|
|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||Manvel 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|
- Voted Fight Of The Year (2012)
Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera
- Knockout of the Night: Mike Swick
- Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon
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.
- 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
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