UFC 106

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UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2
UFC 106 - Ortiz vs Griffin 2 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 21, 2009
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$3,003,250[1]
Event chronology
UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale

UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on November 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.[3]


As with UFC 103 and UFC 104, a portion of the preliminary card aired live and commercial-free during an hour-long block on Spike.[4] Tito Ortiz was originally scheduled to fight Mark Coleman; however, on October 5, 2009, the fight was cancelled as Coleman was suffering from a knee injury. UFC confirmed that Forrest Griffin would step in to face Ortiz.[5]

On October 26, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar pulled out of his fight against Shane Carwin due to an illness that kept him from training.[6] The UFC therefore had the Ortiz v. Griffin fight headline the UFC 106 card.[7]

Previously announced match-ups of John Howard vs. Dennis Hallman[8] and Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida[9] were moved to The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale[10] and UFC 107[11] respectively.

Tom Lawlor was originally scheduled to fight at UFC 106 but he was moved to UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz.[12]

Jon Fitch was originally set to fight Ricardo Almeida but Almeida was forced off the card with a knee injury. Fitch was moved to the UFC 107 card to fight Mike Pierce.[13]

Dana White confirmed on November 19 that Karo Parisyan had pulled out of his fight against Dustin Hazelett for undisclosed reasons. Hazelett was paid his full purse including show and win.[14] As a result, the fight between Paulo Thiago and Jacob Volkmann was promoted to the main card.[15] Parisyan was also cut from the promotion following this incident.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Josh Koscheck def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:47
Welterweight Paulo Thiago def. Jacob Volkmann Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira def. Luiz Cané TKO (punches) 1 1:56
Welterweight Amir Sadollah def. Phil Baroni Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Marcus Davis KO (knees) 1 3:24
Middleweight Kendall Grove def. Jake Rosholt Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:59
Preliminary card
Welterweight Brian Foster def. Brock Larson TKO (punches) 2 3:25 [a]
Lightweight Caol Uno vs. Fabricio Camoes Draw (majority) (29–27, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight George Sotiropoulos def. Jason Dent Submission (armbar) 2 4:36
  1. ^ Larson had 2 points deducted in round 1 for an illegal upkick & an illegal knee to a downed opponent.
  2. ^ Camoes had 1 point deducted in round 2 for an illegal upkick.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.[16]

  • Fight of the Night: Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson
  • Knockout of the Night: Antônio Rogério Nogueira
  • Submission of the Night: Josh Koscheck

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. 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.[17]

  • Forrest Griffin: $250,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz: $250,000
  • Josh Koscheck: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Johnson: $17,000
  • Paulo Thiago: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann: $6,000
  • Antônio Rogério Nogueira: $100,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Cane: $19,000
  • Amir Sadollah: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni: $25,000
  • Ben Saunders: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $27,000
  • Kendall Grove: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus) def. Jake Rosholt: $15,000
  • Brian Foster: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Brock Larson: $26,000
  • Caol Uno: $20,000 vs. Fabricio Camoes: $10,000 ^
  • George Sotiropoulos: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jason Dent: $8,000

^ Both fighters earned show money; bout declared majority draw.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b ""UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin II" draws reported 10,529 attendees for $3 million gate". mmajunkie.com. 2009-11-24. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13.
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/2009/12/ufc-establishes-new-mark-for-ppv-buys-in-2009/
  3. ^ "UFC 106". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2009-11-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Forrest Griffin replaces Mark Coleman, faces Tito Ortiz at "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin"". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  6. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_ylt=Aj4NOMGUkLcmRjFi6DxnOk09Eo14?slug=ki-lesnar102609&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2015-07-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "John Howard vs. Dennis Hallman in the works for UFC 106 in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  9. ^ "Kenny Florian-Clay Guida Likely for UFC 106 in November". MMA Fanhouse. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  10. ^ ""Superman" vs. "Doomsday" shifted to The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  11. ^ "Florian vs. Guida Moved to UFC 107". MMAFrenzy.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  12. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/16519/tom-lawlor-and-aaron-simpson-agree-to-meet-at-ufc-fight-night-20-in-january.mma
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2009-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/11/19/1165408/dana-white-says-karo-parisyan-has
  15. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/11/19/1165929/paulo-thiago-11-1-mma-1-1-ufc-vs
  16. ^ "UFC 106 fighter bonuses: Koscheck, Johnson and Nogueira earn $70K awards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved November 22, 2009.
  17. ^ "UFC 106 fighter salaries: Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz each earn $250,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved November 23, 2009.