UFC 175

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UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida
UFC 175 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 5, 2014 (2014-07-05)
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$4,400,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale

UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida was a mixed martial arts event held on July 5, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]


The event was headlined by a Middleweight Championship bout between the current champion Chris Weidman and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida. The bout was originally scheduled to headline UFC 173 on May 24, 2014. However, the bout was delayed after Weidman sustained a knee injury which required a minor surgery.[4]

A light heavyweight bout between the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva was originally scheduled for UFC 173. However, the fight was moved twice - first being on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale,[5] and now was expected to be contested on this card.[6] Silva was ultimately pulled from the fight entirely after he failed to submit an application to fight in the state of Nevada, as well as his refusal to undergo a random drug test and was replaced by Vitor Belfort.[7][8] The bout between Sonnen and Belfort was to be contested at middleweight.[9] However, Sonnen subsequently failed his random drug test and was removed from the bout[10] and ultimately retired from the sport.[11] The following day it was announced by MMA writer Kevin Iole that Belfort had also been removed from the card due to the inability of the UFC finding him a new opponent.[12]

A bout between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier was briefly linked to this event[13] but was moved up to UFC 173 to bolster that event's card.

Santiago Ponzinibbio was expected to face Ildemar Alcântara but was forced out of the bout with a knee injury.[14] He was replaced by Kenny Robertson.[15]

During the event, Stefan Struve suffered a "near-fainting episode" and his bout with Matt Mitrione on the pay-per-view was canceled. The first fight of the main card was already happening when the news was revealed on Twitter and it was officially confirmed on the broadcast after the Brimage-Doane fight ended.[16]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Chris Weidman (c) def. Lyoto Machida Decision (unanimous) (49-45, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a]
Women's Bantamweight Ronda Rousey (c) def. Alexis Davis KO (punches) 1 0:16 [b]
Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Thiago Santos Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Russell Doane def. Marcus Brimage Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Bantamweight Urijah Faber def. Alex Caceres Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:09
Welterweight Kenny Robertson def. Ildemar Alcântara Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Bruno Santos def. Chris Camozzi Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rob Font def. George Roop KO (punch) 1 2:19 [c]
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Luke Zachrich def. Guilherme Vasconcelos Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush No Contest (overturned) 1 1:01 [d]
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Hall vs Santos bout.
  4. ^ Originally a KO (elbows) victory for Casey, the result was changed to "No Contest" after Casey tested positive for drostanolone during a post fight screening.[17]


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[19]

  • Fight of the Night: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida
  • Performance of the Night: Ronda Rousey and Rob Font

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.[20]

  • Chris Weidman: $450,000 (includes $225,000 win bonus) def. Lyoto Machida: $200,000
  • Ronda Rousey: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Alexis Davis: $24,000
  • Stefan Struve: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) vs. Matt Mitrione: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) ^
  • Uriah Hall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Santos: $10,000
  • Russell Doane: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Brimage: $10,000
  • Urijah Faber: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $19,000
  • Kenny Robertson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Ildemar Alcântara: $16,000
  • Bruno Santos: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Chris Camozzi: $23,000
  • Rob Font: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. George Roop: $20,000
  • Luke Zachrich: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Guilherme Vasconcelos: $8,000
  • Kevin Casey: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Bubba Bush: $8,000

^ Fight didn't take place because of pre-fight "near-fainting episode" suffered by Struve; Although not reflected in the NSAC paperwork, both fighters still paid show/win bonuses[21]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b Matt Erickson (July 6, 2014). "UFC 175 draws reported 10,088 attendance for $4.4 million live gate". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view". mmapayout.com. June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Robert Riley (2014-03-19). "UFC Hands Fans the Ultimate Fourth of July Weekend". fight4news.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  4. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-03-24). "Injury moves Chris Weidman-Lyoto Machida title fight from UFC 173 to UFC 175". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  5. ^ Ariel Helwani (2014-02-13). "Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva will headline FOX Sports 1 card on May 31". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  6. ^ Staff (2014-04-07). "Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva shifts to UFC 175". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  7. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-05-28). "Wanderlei Silva out vs. Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort in at UFC 175". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  8. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2014-05-28). "Failure to apply for license and take random drug test led to Wanderlei Silva's removal from UFC 175". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-05-30). "UFC 175's Sonnen vs. Belfort targeted for middleweight, title stakes clarified". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  10. ^ Brett Okamoto (2014-06-10). "Chael Sonnen fails random drug test". espn.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  11. ^ Mike Bohn (2014-06-11). "Following failed drug test, Chael Sonnen announces retirement". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  12. ^ "Vitor Belfort officially pulled from UFC 175 lineup". mmajunkie.com. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  13. ^ Ariel Helwani (2014-03-31). "Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson targeted for UFC 175". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-06-04). "Santiago Ponzinibbio injured, out of UFC 175 fight against Ildemar Alcantara". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  15. ^ Staff (2014-06-09). "Ponzinibbio out, Kenny Robertson now meets Ildemar Alcantara at UFC 175". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  16. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2014-05-07). "Stefan Struve Has 'Near-Fainting Spell' Prior to UFC 175, Fight Cancelled". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  17. ^ "Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale flunk post-fight tests at UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  18. ^ "UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  19. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-06). "UFC 175 bonuses: Weidman, Machida, Rousey, Font get $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  20. ^ Matt Erickson (July 6, 2014). "UFC 175 salaries: Weidman ($450,000), Machida, Rousey, Faber top earners". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  21. ^ Matt Erickson and John Morgan (July 6, 2014). "Despite scratch, Stefan Struve, Matt Mitrione get full paydays at UFC 175". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014.