UFC 184

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UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Official UFC 184 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 28, 2015 (2015-02-28)
VenueStaples Center
CityLos Angeles, California
Total gate$2,675,560[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos

UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano was a mixed martial arts event held on February 28, 2015, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[3]


A UFC Middleweight Championship bout between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort was expected to serve as the event headliner. The much delayed pairing was previously scheduled to take place at UFC 173 and also at UFC 181. However, on January 30, the UFC announced that Weidman had pulled out of the bout, citing an injury he sustained in training.[4] Subsequently, a UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Ronda Rousey and top contender Cat Zingano was promoted to the main event.[5] Belfort was offered an interim title fight first against Lyoto Machida and then Gegard Mousasi as a replacement for Weidman, but he declined and stated that he would only fight for the full title.[6][7][8]

Neil Magny was briefly linked to a bout with Josh Koscheck at the event.[9] However, Magny was pulled from the fight in favor of a bout with Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 60. Koscheck faced Jake Ellenberger instead.[10]

A bout between touted newcomer Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington, originally booked for UFC 181 and ultimately scrapped due to Holm being injured, served as the co-headliner.[11][12]

Mark Muñoz was very briefly scheduled to a bout with Caio Magalhães at the event.[13] However, shortly after the bout was announced by the UFC, Magalhães indicated that he would not be able to compete at the event due to a lingering infection after recent dental surgery, which would require additional surgery.[14] Muñoz stayed on the card and faced returning UFC veteran Roan Carneiro.[12][15]

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir and Antônio Silva, originally scheduled for the main card, was moved up a week and served as the event headliner for UFC Fight Night 61.[16]

Ronaldo Souza was expected to face Yoel Romero at this event. However, on January 15, Souza was forced to withdraw from the bout with pneumonia. The pairing was left intact and the fight rescheduled for UFC on Fox 15.[17][18]

Yancy Medeiros was slated to face Tony Ferguson at this event, but an injured foot forced him out of the bout. On the same day, Gleison Tibau was announced as his replacement.[19]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Bantamweight Ronda Rousey (c) def. Cat Zingano Submission (straight armbar) 1 0:14 [a]
Women's Bantamweight Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. Josh Koscheck Submission (north-south choke) 2 4:20
Welterweight Alan Jouban def. Richard Walsh KO (elbow and punches) 1 2:19
Lightweight Tony Ferguson def. Gleison Tibau Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:37
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Middleweight Roan Carneiro def. Mark Muñoz Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:40
Bantamweight Roman Salazar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto No Contest (accidental eye poke) 2 2:37 [b]
Welterweight Tim Means def. Dhiego Lima TKO (punches) 1 2:17
Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Ruan Potts TKO (punches) 2 3:18
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Valmir Lázaro def. James Krause Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Masio Fullen def. Alex Torres Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
  2. ^ An accidental eye poke rendered Salazar unable to continue; as the fight had not reached the third round, it was declared a No Contest.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[21]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Ronda Rousey, Jake Ellenberger, Tony Ferguson and Tim Means

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 or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[22]

  • Ronda Rousey: $130,000 ($65,000 win bonus) def. Cat Zingano: $100,000
  • Holly Holm: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Raquel Pennington: $10,000
  • Jake Ellenberger: $136,000 ($68,000 win bonus) def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000
  • Alan Jouban: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Richard Walsh: $8,000
  • Tony Ferguson: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus) def. Gleison Tibau: $50,000
  • Roan Carneiro: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Mark Muñoz: $47,000
  • Ramon Salazar: $8,000 vs. Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000 ^
  • Tim Means: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Dhiego Lima: $10,000
  • Derrick Lewis: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Ruan Potts: $10,000
  • Valmir Lazaro: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. James Krause: $15,000
  • Masio Fullen: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Alexander Torres: $8,000

^ Both fighters earned show money; bout declared No Contest.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC 184 attendance and gate". venuestoday.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31.
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view". mmapayout.com. February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2014-10-29). "Chris Weidman-Vitor Belfort title fight to headline UFC 184 in Los Angeles on Feb. 28". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  4. ^ John Morgan (2015-01-30). "Chris Weidman-Vitor Belfort off, Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano is UFC 184 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  5. ^ Jose Youngs (2013-10-29). "Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano moved to UFC 184, joins Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in Los Angeles". themmacorner.com. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  6. ^ Steven Marrocco and John Morgan (2015-02-01). "Dana White: Belfort turned down Machida fight for interim title at UFC 184". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  7. ^ Alex Schlinsky (2015-02-03). "Vitor Belfort turns down Gegard Mousasi bout for UFC 184, still aiming to fight Chris Weidman in May". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
  8. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-02-01). "Vitor Belfort says he'll fight anyone – but only for full UFC middleweight title". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-11-21). "Josh Koscheck vs. Neil Magny targeted for UFC 184 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  10. ^ Brian Martin (2014-12-02). "Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger added to UFC 184 at Staples Center". dailynews.com. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  11. ^ John Morgan (2014-12-29). "Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington targeted for UFC 184 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  12. ^ a b Staff (2015-02-03). "UFC 184 lineup set with Holm-Pennington co-headliner, Munoz-Carneiro featured prelim". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
  13. ^ Jesse Holland (2014-12-11). "UFC 184: Mark Munoz vs. Caio Magalhaes set for Feb. 28 in Los Angeles". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-12-11). "Caio Magalhaes out of UFC 184 bout with Mark Munoz". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  15. ^ Wayne Dumas (2014-12-18). "Mark Munoz now meets Roan Carnerio at UFC 184". combatpress.com. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  16. ^ Ariel Helwani (2015-01-07). "Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva moved to Feb. 22 following Glover Teixeira knee injury". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-01-07.
  17. ^ Mookie Alexander (2015-01-15). "'Jacare' Souza out of UFC 184 bout with Yoel Romero after getting pneumonia". bloodyelbow.com.
  18. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-02-11). "Yoel Romero vs. 'Jacare' Souza re-booked for UFC on FOX 15 co-main event". mmajunkie.com.
  19. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-02-03). "Medeiros out, Tibau in against El Cucuy at UFC 184". ufc.com.
  20. ^ "UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  21. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-03-01). "UFC 184 bonuses: Of course Ronda Rousey won $50,000. But who joined her?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-01.
  22. ^ a b Staff (March 1, 2014). "UFC 184 Fighter Salaries: Jake Ellenberger, not Ronda Rousey, tops payroll". mmaweekly.com.