UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko

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UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko
UFC on Versus 2.jpg
The poster for UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 1, 2010
VenueValley View Casino Center
CitySan Diego, California
Total gate$489,685[1]
Event chronology
UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen

UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko (also known as UFC on Versus 2) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.[2]


The event was initially scheduled to take place at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3] On June 14, 2010, the promotion decided to move the event to a different venue and location due to low ticket sales.[4] The event was the second UFC event to be broadcast on Versus; the first being UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.[3]

Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau were set to fight at this event, but the bout was later moved to UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares the following month.[5]

Two bouts were moved to this event due to visa issues; Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann from UFC 116[6] and Darren Elkins vs. Charles Oliveira from The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.[7]

Joe Stevenson suffered a knee injury in training and was unable to fight Takanori Gomi. Stevenson was replaced by Tyson Griffin.[8]

Willamy Freire also suffered an injury in training, forcing the cancellation of his fight with Thiago Tavares. Tavares was then pulled from the card altogether.[9][10]

"Big" John McCarthy was a referee at this event, the first time he has refereed at a UFC event in almost 3 years.[11]

Damarques Johnson originally weighed in at 172.5 pounds, 1.5 pounds over the contracted weight limit. After being granted one hour to make the original 171 pound limit, Johnson tipped the scales at 172 pounds. As a result, Johnson forfeited 20% of his purse for the fight.[12]

The event drew an estimated 991,000 viewers on Versus.[13]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones def. Vladimir Matyushenko TKO (elbows) 1 1:52
Middleweight Yushin Okami def. Mark Muñoz Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. John Howard TKO (doctor stoppage) 3 2:21
Lightweight Takanori Gomi def. Tyson Griffin KO (punch) 1 1:04
Preliminary card
Lightweight Jacob Volkmann def. Paul Kelly Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (172 lb) Matthew Riddle def. DaMarques Johnson TKO (punches) 2 4:29
Light Heavyweight Igor Pokrajac def. James Irvin Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:29
Middleweight Brian Stann def. Mike Massenzio Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:10
Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. Darren Elkins Submission (armbar) 1 0:41 [a]
Middleweight Rob Kimmons def. Steve Steinbeiss Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Ellenberger vs Howard bout.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Brian Stann vs. Mike Massenzio
  • Knockout of the Night: Takanori Gomi
  • Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira

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.[15]

  • Jon Jones $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko $31,000
  • Yushin Okami $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Mark Muñoz $22,000
  • Jake Ellenberger $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. John Howard $15,000
  • Takanori Gomi $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Tyson Griffin $30,000
  • Jacob Volkmann $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Paul Kelly $17,000
  • Matt Riddle $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. DaMarques Johnson $10,000 ^
  • Igor Pokrajac $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. James Irvin $20,000
  • Brian Stann $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio $5,000
  • Charles Oliveira $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Darren Elkins $8,000
  • Rob Kimmons $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Steve Steinbeiss $6,000

^ DaMarques Johnson was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the 170-pound welterweight limit. The CSAC's initial report did not include information on the penalty.


  1. ^ a b "UFC on Versus 2 draws reported attendance of 8,132 for $490K gate". mmajunkie.com. 2010-08-02. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16.
  2. ^ "UFC Live: Jones VS. Matyushenko". uk.ufc.com. 2010-05-24. Archived from the original on 2010-05-28.
  3. ^ a b Scott Haber (2010-04-20). "August features UFC on Versus 2 in Utah". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  4. ^ Brett Okamoto (2010-06-14). "UFC moves event from Salt Lake City to San Diego for lack of ticket sales". lasvegassun.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  5. ^ "Jim Miller vs. Gleison Tibau set for UFC Fight Night 22 main card". mmajunkie.com. 2010-07-12.
  6. ^ "Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann moved from UFC 116 to UFC on Versus 2". MMAjunkie.com. 2010-06-02. Archived from the original on 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  7. ^ Morgan, John (2010-06-05). "Gunderson vs. Holst official for TUF 11 Finale, Elkins vs. Oliveira to UFC on Versus 2". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  8. ^ "Griffin in, Stevenson out against Gomi on August 1st in San Diego". Ufc.com. Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  9. ^ "Injury forces Willamy Freire off UFC on Versus 2; Thiago Tavares without opponent". mmajunkie.com. July 20, 2010. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. .
  10. ^ "With no opponent available, Thiago Tavares pulled from UFC on Versus 2 fight card". mmajunkie.com. July 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 25, 2010.
  11. ^ "Twitter / Greg Savage: Just heard "Big" John McCarthy". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  12. ^ "UFC on Versus 2 live weigh-in results". mmajunkie.com. August 1, 2010. Archived from the original on August 2, 2010.
  13. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/ufc-on-versus-2-jones-vs-matyushenko
  14. ^ "UFC on Versus 2: Fighter bonuses; Gomi, Oliveira, Stann and Massenget 40k awards". mmajunkie.com. August 1, 2010. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012.
  15. ^ "UFC on Versus 2 fighter salaries: Takanori Gomi earns event-high $80K payday". mmajunkie.com. August 5, 2010.

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