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UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
UFC 155 JDS Cain.jpg
The poster for UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 29, 2012
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$3,286,025[1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping

UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 29, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]


A Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez rematch has been expected since May 26, 2012 at UFC 146, where dos Santos defended his Heavyweight championship against Frank Mir and Velasquez defeated Antônio Silva. Velasquez and dos Santos had already fought once on November 12, 2011 at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos, where dos Santos won via knockout in the first round. Alistair Overeem, former DREAM and Strikeforce champion, is expected to face the winner of this bout. He was originally expected to face dos Santos for the title at UFC 146; however, on April 4, 2012, Overeem was revealed to have failed his pre-fight drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). He was found to have an elevated testosterone to epitestosterone ratio of 14-to-1, over the allowed ratio rate of 6-to-1.[4][5]

Chael Sonnen was expected to face Forrest Griffin at this event. However, Sonnen was pulled from the fight to coach the seventeenth season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones and was replaced by Phil Davis.[6] Griffin was then forced out of the bout with a knee injury and Davis was pulled from the card altogether.

A bout between Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas was expected to take place at this event. However, the bout was moved to UFC on Fox 6 and promoted to the main card.[7]

Gray Maynard was expected to face Joe Lauzon at this event. However, Maynard was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Jim Miller.[8]

Matt Mitrione was expected to face Phil De Fries at this event. However, due to an injury sustained by Shane Carwin, Mitrione stepped in as a replacement against Roy Nelson at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale[9] and was replaced by the returning Todd Duffee.[10]

Chris Weidman was expected to face Tim Boetsch at this event. However, Weidman was forced out of the bout with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Costas Philippou.[11]

Karlos Vemola was expected to face Chris Leben at this event. However, Vemola was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Strikeforce veteran Derek Brunson.[12]

Cody McKenzie was expected to face Leonard Garcia at this event. However, McKenzie was forced out of the bout and was replaced by Max Holloway.[13]

A bout between Melvin Guillard and Jamie Varner, originally scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, was rescheduled for this event after Varner fell ill the night of the event.[14]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Junior dos Santos (c) Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–43, 50–44) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Costas Philippou def. Tim Boetsch TKO (punches) 3 2:11
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Chris Leben Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (FX)
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def. Brad Pickett Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Érik Pérez def. Byron Bloodworth TKO (punches) 1 3:50
Lightweight Jamie Varner def. Melvin Guillard Decision (split) (30–27, 27–30, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Myles Jury def. Michael Johnson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Facebook and YouTube)
Heavyweight Todd Duffee def. Phil De Fries TKO (punches) 1 2:04
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Leonard Garcia Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:11

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon
  • Knockout of the Night: Todd Duffee
  • Submission of the Night: John Moraga

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 and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[16]

  • Cain Velasquez: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Junior dos Santos: $400,000
  • Jim Miller: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus) def. Joe Lauzon: $27,000
  • Costas Philippou: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Tim Boetsch: $37,000
  • Yushin Okami: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Alan Belcher: $37,000
  • Derek Brunson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben: $51,000
  • Eddie Wineland: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Brad Pickett: $17,000
  • Érik Pérez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Byron Bloodworth: $6,000
  • Jamie Varner: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Melvin Guillard: $42,000
  • Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Michael Johnson: $14,000
  • Todd Duffee: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Phil De Fries: $8,000
  • Max Holloway: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia: $20,000
  • John Moraga: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Chris Cariaso: $12,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC 155 officially draws 13,561 attendance for $3.3 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
  2. ^ "UFC 155 PPV buys estimated at 590K". MMAPayout.com. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  3. ^ Staff (2012-10-04). "Year-end UFC 155 event headed to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  4. ^ "White confirms Cigano x Velasquez at UFC 155; Overeem takes the winner". Globo.com. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  5. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2012-04-04). "Alistair Overeem fails pre-fight drug test, likely out of UFC 146 title fight". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  6. ^ Whitman, Mike (2012-10-19). "Phil Davis Replaces Chael Sonnen, Meets Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  7. ^ Erickson, Matt (2012-11-07). "Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas featherweight tilt shifts to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  8. ^ "Gray Maynard injured, Jim Miller steps in to face Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 | News –". Mmajunkie.com. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  9. ^ "Matt Mitrione replaces Shane Carwin, meets Roy Nelson at TUF 16 Finale | News –". Mmajunkie.com. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  10. ^ "Todd Duffee back in the UFC, faces Phil De Fries at UFC 155 | News –". Mmajunkie.com. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  11. ^ http://www.mmaweekly.com/chris-weidman-out-costa-philippou-steps-in-to-face-tim-boetsch-at-ufc-155
  12. ^ "Karlos Vemola out at UFC 155, Strikeforce vet Derek Brunson meets Chris Leben | News –". Mmajunkie.com. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  13. ^ "Max Holloway replaces injured Cody McKenzie, faces Leonard Garcia at UFC 155 | News –". Mmajunkie.com. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  14. ^ "Guillard vs. Varner officially joins UFC 155's FX prelims; bout order finalized | News –". Mmajunkie.com. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  15. ^ "UFC 155 Bonuses: Miller, Lauzon, Duffee, Moraga Earn $65,000 Awards". mmajnkie.com. December 29, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  16. ^ Staff (2012-12-31). "UFC 155 salaries: Dos Santos, new champ Velasquez top $1.261 million payroll". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-31.

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