UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou
|UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||January 15, 2014|
|Venue||The Arena at Gwinnett Center|
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou (also known as UFC Fight Night 35) was a mixed martial arts event held on January 15, 2014, at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. The event was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, and was a live lead in to the pilot episode of The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.
Thiago Silva was briefly linked to a bout with Ovince St. Preux at the event. However, Silva was quickly removed from the bout for an undisclosed injury. The bout was rescheduled and was expected to take place on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171, before being cancelled entirely after Silva was arrested and released from the UFC.
Jason High was expected to face Adlan Amagov at the event. However, Amagov was forced out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Beneil Dariush. In turn, High was forced out of the bout with appendicitis and was replaced by returning veteran Charlie Brenneman.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Middleweight||Luke Rockhold||def.||Costas Philippou||TKO (body kick)||1||2:31|
|Middleweight||Brad Tavares||def.||Lorenz Larkin||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||T.J. Dillashaw||def.||Mike Easton||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Yoel Romero||def.||Derek Brunson||TKO (punches and elbows)||3||3:23|
|Flyweight||John Moraga||def.||Dustin Ortiz||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Cole Miller||def.||Sam Sicilia||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:54|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Lightweight||Ramsey Nijem||def.||Justin Edwards||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Elias Silvério||def.||Isaac Vallie-Flagg||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)||3||5:00||[a]|
|Middleweight||Trevor Smith||def.||Brian Houston||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Louis Smolka||def.||Alptekin Özkılıç||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Lightweight||Vinc Pichel||def.||Garett Whiteley||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Beneil Dariush||def.||Charlie Brenneman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||1:45|
- Silverio had 1 point deducted in round 2 due to an illegal knee to a downed opponent.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of The Night: Yoel Romero vs. Derek Brunson
- Knockout of The Night: Luke Rockhold
- Submission of the Night: Cole Miller
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.
- Luke Rockhold: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Costas Philippou: $23,000
- Brad Tavares: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin: $26,000
- T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Mike Easton: $14,000
- Yoel Romero: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Derek Brunson: $19,000
- John Moraga: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Ortiz: $10,000
- Cole Miller: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Sam Sicilia: $10,000
- Ramsey Nijem: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Justin Edwards: $10,000
- Elias Silverio: $10,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $12,000
- Trevor Smith: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Brian Houston: $8,000
- Louis Smolka: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Alptekin Özkılıç: $10,000
- Vinc Pichel: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Garrett Whiteley: $8,000
- Beniel Dariush: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $10,000
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