UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot

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UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot
UFC on FX Browne vs. Bigfoot.jpg
The poster for UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 5, 2012
VenueTarget Center
CityMinneapolis, Minnesota
Total gate$358,000[1]
Estimated viewers1,100,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar

UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot (also known as UFC on FX 5) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 5, 2012, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was the fifth UFC event broadcast live on FX.[3]


The event was originally expected to take place on September 7, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.[4]

Louis Gaudinot was expected to face Darren Uyenoyama at the event; however, Gaudinot was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Phil Harris.[5]

A bout between Rob Broughton and Matt Mitrione, originally scheduled for UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera and then briefly linked to this event,[6] was scrapped after Broughton was forced out of the bout for a second time.[7]

As a result of the cancellation of UFC 151, bouts between Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron,[8] Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson, Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann[9] and Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares were rescheduled for this event.[10]

The fight between John Dodson and Jussier Formiga was a title elimination bout with the winner being the first man to challenge the newly crowned UFC Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson.[11]

A bout between Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares was expected to take place at this event; however, UFC officials cancelled the fight before the fighters stepped on the scale, because Hallman had missed weight significantly. Hallman was reportedly paid his show and win money, but was released from the organization.[12][13]

Jeremy Stephens and Yves Edwards were scheduled to fight on this card, but the bout was cancelled due to Stephens being arrested on the day of the event for an assault charge that dates back to 2011.[14]


Main Card (FX)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Antônio Silva def. Travis Browne TKO (punches) 1 3:27
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. Jay Hieron Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Dodson def. Jussier Formiga TKO (punches) 2 4:35 [a]
Welterweight Justin Edwards def. Josh Neer Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:45
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Danny Castillo KO (punches) 2 1:06 [b]
Welterweight Mike Pierce def. Aaron Simpson KO (punches) 2 0:29
Lightweight Marcus LeVesseur def. Carlo Prater Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jacob Volkmann def. Shane Roller Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:38
Featherweight Diego Nunes def. Bart Palaszewski Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Darren Uyenoyama def. Phil Harris Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:38
  1. ^ UFC Flyweight Championship title eliminator.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Dodson vs Formiga bout.

Bonus Awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Diego Nunes vs. Bart Palaszewski
  • Knockout of the Night: Michael Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Justin Edwards

Reported Payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Minnesota Office of Combative Sports. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[16]

  • Antonio Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus) def. Travis Browne: $20,000
  • Jake Ellenberger: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Jay Hieron: $12,000
  • John Dodson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Jussier Formiga: $9,000
  • Justin Edwards: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer: $16,000
  • Michael Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $25,000
  • Mike Pierce: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Simpson: $25,000
  • Dennis Hallman: $54,000 vs. Thiago Tavares: $26,000^
  • Marcus LeVesseur: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Carlo Prater: $10,000
  • Jacob Volkmann: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Shane Roller: $25,000
  • Diego Nunes: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Bart Palaszewski: $14,000
  • Darren Uyenoyama: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Phil Harris: $8,000

^Fight did not take place as Hallman missed weight significantly. Both fighters were paid and Hallman was subsequently released from the organization.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2012-10-05). "UFC on FX 5 draws a reported 7,049 attendance for a $358K live gate". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  2. ^ Staff (2012-10-09). "UFC on FX 5 ratings: Main card, prelims fall below average". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  3. ^ Morgan, John; Erickson, Matt (2012-07-27). "Heavyweights Travis Browne-Antonio Silva to Headline UFC on Fx 5 in Minneapolis". USA Today. MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
  4. ^ Staff (2012-05-23). "Indianapolis hosts UFC on FX 5 on Sept. 7". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  5. ^ Staff (2012-08-22). "UFC confirms fights for UFC on FX 5, Uyenoyama vs. Harris now on tap". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  6. ^ "Broughton vs. Mitrione Moved To UFC On FX 5". YourMMA.tv. 2012-07-31. Archived from the original on 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  7. ^ Haber, Scott (2012-08-31). "With Rob Broughton Out, Matt Mitrione Now Faces Philip De Fries At UFC 155". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  8. ^ Erickson, Matt (2012-08-23). "With UFC 151 scrapped, Ellenberger-Hieron moved to UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  9. ^ Staff (2012-08-23). "Castillo-Johnson, Roller-Volkmann latest shifts from UFC 151 to UFC on FX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  10. ^ Erickson, Matt (2012-08-23). "Dennis Hallman-Thiago Tavares fight moves from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  11. ^ Stupp, Dann; Morgan, John (2012-10-02). "Title shot officially goes to UFC on FX 5's John Dodson-Jussier Formiga winner". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  12. ^ Martin, Damon (2012-10-04). "Dennis Hallman Misses Weight Again; Bout with Thiago Tavares Cancelled for UFC on FX 5". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  13. ^ Morgan, John (2012-10-04). "UFC on FX 5's Dennis Hallman released, paid show money and win bonus (Updated)". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  14. ^ Halvatzis Jr., George (2012-10-05). "Dana White tries to explain bizarre Jeremy Stephens arrest in Minnesota". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  15. ^ Staff (2012-10-05). "UFC on FX 5 bonuses: Johnson, Edwards, Nunes, Palaszewski earn $40K awards". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  16. ^ Staff (2012-10-15). "UFC on FX 5 salaries: Jake Ellenberger ($84K), Antonio Silva ($70K) top fighter payroll". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15.

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