UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2

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UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Updated UFC on FOX 9.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 14, 2013
VenueSleep Train Arena
CitySacramento, California
Total gate$1,066,610[1]
Event chronology
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UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 9) was a mixed martial arts event held on December 14, 2013, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.[2] It was the UFC's third visit to the venue, after UFC 65 and UFC 73.


A UFC Lightweight title bout between the former champion Anthony Pettis and former top contender TJ Grant was targeted for this event.[3] However, Grant revealed in mid-September that he has yet to be medically cleared after suffering a concussion in training and would not be eligible to compete on December 14 and opted to decline the bout.[4] Pettis was then expected to face Josh Thomson in the event headliner.[5] However, on November 10, 2013, it was announced that Pettis was injured and the bout was cancelled. The new main event was a rematch for the Flyweight title between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.[6]

Co-featured on the card was a bout between top bantamweight contenders Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald.[7]

Ian McCall was expected to face Scott Jorgensen at the event. However, McCall was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by John Dodson.[8] Then on December 3, Dodson himself was forced from the bout after sustaining a knee injury.[9] Jorgensen instead faced former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky.[10]

Jamie Varner was expected to face Pat Healy at this event. However, Varner pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Bobby Green[11]

Kelvin Gastelum was expected to face Court McGee at this event. However, Gastelum pulled out of the bout, citing an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Ryan LaFlare.[12]

John Moraga was expected to face Darren Uyenoyama at the event. However, Moraga pulled out of the bout with an undisclosed injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Alptekin Özkılıç.[13]

Carlos Condit was expected to face Matt Brown in a welterweight bout on the main card. However, on December 7, 2013, it was announced that Brown had to pull out of the bout due to herniated discs in his back.[14] Sources close to the promotion on Saturday, December 7, 2013, told MMAjunkie no replacement was sought to meet Condit on the card, thus removing the fight entirely from the event.[15]

This was the first MMA event held at the Sleep Train Arena since WEC 48 on April 24, 2010, where Johnson, Faber, Mendes and Jorgensen also fought. Faber headlined or co-headlined each of the arena's previous four MMA events.[16]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. Joseph Benavidez KO (punch) 1 2:08 [a]
Bantamweight Urijah Faber def. Michael McDonald Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:22
Featherweight Chad Mendes def. Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Mac Danzig Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Ryan LaFlare def. Court McGee Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Danny Castillo Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Bobby Green def. Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Zach Makovsky def. Scott Jorgensen Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sam Stout def. Cody McKenzie Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Abel Trujillo def. Roger Bowling TKO (punches) 2 1:35
Preliminary card (Online)
Flyweight Alptekin Özkılıç def. Darren Uyenoyama Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[18]

  • Fight of The Night: Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
  • Knockout of The Night: Demetrious Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber

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.[19]

  • Demetrious Johnson: $175,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def. Joseph Benavidez: $42,000
  • Urijah Faber: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus) def. Michael McDonald: $17,000
  • Chad Mendes: $90,000 ($45,000 win bonus) def. Nik Lentz: $29,000
  • Joe Lauzon: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Mac Danzig: $32,000
  • Ryan LaFlare: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Court McGee: $10,000
  • Edson Barboza: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $31,000
  • Bobby Green: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Pat Healy: $25,000
  • Zach Makovsky: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $26,000
  • Sam Stout: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Cody McKenzie: $12,000
  • Abel Trujillo: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Roger Bowling: $12,000
  • Alptekin Ozkilic: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2013-12-14). "UFC on FOX 9 draws reported 11,573 attendance for $1,066,610 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  2. ^ Staff (2013-09-04). "UFC on FOX 9 slated for Dec. 14 in Sacramento". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  3. ^ Sean Smith (2013-09-11). "Dana White Wants Anthony Pettis vs. TJ Grant at UFC on Fox 9". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  4. ^ Staff (2013-09-16). "T.J. Grant ruled out of planned UFC on FOX 9 title fight with Anthony Pettis". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  5. ^ Staff (2013-09-16). "Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson booked for UFC on FOX 9 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-11-10). "Pettis-Thomson off UFC on FOX 9, Johnson-Benavidez shifts to main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  7. ^ Damon Martin (2013-09-11). "Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Set as Co-Main Event for UFC on Fox 9". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  8. ^ Jason Floyd (2013-10-29). "With Ian McCall injured, Scott Jorgensen now meets John Dodson". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  9. ^ Chris Hall (2013-12-03). "John Dodson out of UFC on Fox 9 fight against Scott Jorgensen due to knee injury". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  10. ^ Ken Pishna (2013-12-04). "RFA Flyweight Champion Zach Makovsky Tapped to Face Scott Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  11. ^ Tim Burke. "Bobby Green in for Jamie Varner, will face Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 9". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  12. ^ Tim Burke. "Ryan LaFlare in for Kelvin Gastelum, faces Court McGee at UFC on Fox 9". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13.
  13. ^ Dave Doyle. "Injury forces John Moraga out of UFC on FOX 9 bout with Darren Uyenoyama". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  14. ^ Jamie Penick. "Matt Brown pulls out of Carlos Condit fight at UFC on Fox 9 due to injury". mmatorch.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
  15. ^ "Matt Brown injured, fight vs. Carlos Condit scrapped from UFC on FOX 9". MMA Junkie Staff. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
  16. ^ Events at Sleep Train Arena, from WrestlingData.com
  17. ^ "UFC on Fox 9". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
  18. ^ Matt Erickson. "UFC on FOX 9 bonuses: Johnson, Faber, Barboza, Castillo win $50,000". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  19. ^ Steven Marrocco (December 15, 2013). "UFC on FOX 9 salaries: Johnson, Faber lead $1 million payroll". mmajunkie.com.