UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis

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UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 26, 2011
CitySeattle, Washington
Total gate$1,182,850[1]
Event chronology
UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields

UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis (also known as UFC Fight Night 24) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 26, 2011 at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.[2]


The event did not lead into the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 13 as has been the case for most of that program's seasonal debuts. That took place on March 30.

On February 19, 2011, Dana White alerted followers on Twitter that Tito Ortiz had to pull out of his fight with Antônio Rogério Nogueira, after receiving a severe cut on his forehead, and would be replaced by Phil Davis.[3]

On March 5, Duane Ludwig was forced out of his fight with Amir Sadollah due to injury. James Wilks was tapped as his replacement.[4] Wilks then injured himself, and was forced to withdraw from the bout. DaMarques Johnson was the replacement.[5] Also on March 5, Dennis Hallman suffered a knee injury in training and was forced out of his bout against TJ Waldburger. Johny Hendricks stepped in as Hallman's replacement.[6]

On March 16, Nick Pace was forced out of his bout against Michael McDonald due to suffering an injury. Promotional newcomer Edwin Figueroa stepped in as his replacement.[7]

Also on March 16, a broken foot forced Nam Phan out of his rematch with Leonard Garcia and was replaced by Chan Sung Jung creating a rematch from their fight of the night performance at WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber, which ended in a controversial decision win for Garcia.

The UFC announced via their official Twitter account that five preliminary bouts would stream on Facebook.[8] This would also be the last UFC event until UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis the following year to feature at least one unaired preliminary fight.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Antônio Rogério Nogueira Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Anthony Johnson def. Dan Hardy Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Amir Sadollah def. DaMarques Johnson Submission (strikes) 2 3:27
Featherweight Chan Sung Jung def. Leonard Garcia Submission (twister) 2 4:59
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Mike Russow def. Jon Madsen TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Featherweight Mackens Semerzier def. Alex Caceres Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:18
Welterweight John Hathaway def. Kris McCray Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Michael McDonald def. Edwin Figueroa Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Christian Morecraft def. Sean McCorkle Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:10
Preliminary card
Welterweight Johny Hendricks def. TJ Waldburger TKO (punches) 1 1:35
Middleweight Aaron Simpson def. Mario Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Nik Lentz def. Waylon Lowe Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:24

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $55,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Michael McDonald vs. Edwin Figueroa
  • Knockout of the Night: Johny Hendricks
  • Submission of the Night: Chan Sung Jung

Reported Payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Washington State Department of Licensing. 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.[10]

  • Phil Davis: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Antônio Rogério Nogueira: $90,000
  • Anthony Johnson: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hardy: $25,000
  • Amir Sadollah: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson: $14,000
  • Chan Sung Jung: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia: $18,000
  • Mike Russow: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Jon Madsen: $10,000
  • Mackens Semerzier: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
  • John Hathaway: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Kris McCray: $10,000
  • Michael McDonald: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Edwin Figueroa: $6,000
  • Christian Morecraft: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Sean McCorkle: $10,000
  • Johny Hendricks: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus) def. TJ Waldburger: $8,000
  • Aaron Simpson: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda: $10,000
  • Nik Lentz: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Waylon Lowe: $12,000


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 24 officially draws record 13,741 attendance, $1.2 million gate". mmajunkie.com. March 29, 2011. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Seattle". ufc.com. January 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "Tito Ortiz out, Phil Davis faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 24". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "TUF Winners Collide on March 26". UFC.com. March 5, 2011.
  5. ^ Mrosko, Geno (March 13, 2011). "UFC Fight Night 24: Amir Sadollah vs DaMarques Johnson booked with James Wilks out". MMAMania.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hallman out, Hendricks in against Waldburger". mmajunkie.com. March 5, 2011. Archived from the original on March 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Pace out, Figueroa in". mmajunkie.com. March 5, 2011. Archived from the original on March 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Three new bouts added to UFC Fight Night 24's free Facebook stream". mmajunkie.com. March 24, 2011. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011.
  9. ^ Morgan, John; Stupp, Dann (March 27, 2011). "UFC Fight Night 24 bonuses: Jung, Hendricks, McDonald, Figueroa get $55K awards". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 24 salaries: Nogueira's $90K leads $537K payroll". mmajunkie.com. 2011-03-28.