UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown

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UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown
UFC on FOX 12 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 26, 2014 (2014-07-26)
VenueSAP Center
CitySan Jose, California
Total gate$735,317[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes II

UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown (also known as UFC on Fox 12) was a mixed martial arts event held on July 26, 2014, at SAP Center in San Jose, California.[2]


The event was headlined by a welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler.[3] UFC president Dana White subsequently announced that the winner of the main event would receive a title shot against UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.[4]

Viscardi Andrade was briefly scheduled to face Andreas Ståhl at the event. However, Andrade was replaced on the card by promotional newcomer Gilbert Burns.[5]

Michael Johnson was expected to face Josh Thomson at the event. However, on July 11, Johnson pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Bobby Green.[6][7]

Due to programming needs, the televised preliminaries were shifted to Fox instead of being aired on Fox Sports 1 or Fox Sports 2.[8]

During weigh-ins, both Brown and Lima missed weight for their fights against Lawler and Jędrzejczyk, respectively. They were supposed to be fined 20% of their salary (10% to their opponent and 10% to the commission), but both fighters were not fined due to a commission error. Brown weighed in at 172.5 lb but was not allowed by the California State Athletic Commission to weigh in again, while Lima initially came in at 117 lb and only dropped to 116.5 lb and she was also denied another try. Both remained eligible for the UFC's post-fight bonus awards.[9]

This event also marks the debuts of former UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and UFC Featherweight Championship Challenger Brian Ortega.


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (172.5 lb) Robbie Lawler def. Matt Brown Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson def. Antônio Rogério Nogueira KO (punches) 1 0:44
Featherweight Dennis Bermudez def. Clay Guida Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:57
Lightweight Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox)
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal def. Daron Cruickshank Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Patrick Cummins def. Kyle Kingsbury Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–25, 30–24) 3 5:00
Welterweight Tim Means def. Hernani Perpétuo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Brian Ortega vs. Mike De La Torre No Contest (overturned) 1 1:39 [b]
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Tiago Trator def. Akbarh Arreola Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Gilbert Burns def. Andreas Ståhl Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (116.5 lb) Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Juliana Lima Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Noad Lahat def. Steven Siler Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ UFC Welterweight Championship title eliminator.
  2. ^ Originally a Submission (rear-naked choke) victory for Ortega, the result was changed to "No Contest" after Ortega tested positive for drostanolone during a post fight screening.[10]


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
  • Performance of the Night: Anthony Johnson and Dennis Bermudez

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.[13]

  • Robbie Lawler: $210,000 ($105,000 win bonus) def. Matt Brown: $46,000
  • Anthony Johnson: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus) def. Antônio Rogério Nogueira: $114,000
  • Dennis Bermudez: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus) def. Clay Guida: $50,000
  • Bobby Green: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus) def. Josh Thomson: $84,000
  • Jorge Masvidal: $84,000 ($42,000 win bonus) def. Daron Cruickshank: $12,000
  • Patrick Cummins: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Kingsbury: $15,000
  • Tim Means: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Hernani Perpétuo: $8,000
  • Brian Ortega: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Mike De La Torre: $8,000
  • Tiago Trator: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Akbarh Arreola: $8,000
  • Gilbert Burns: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Andreas Ståhl: $8,000
  • Joanna Jędrzejczyk: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Juliana Lima: $8,000
  • Noad Lahat: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Steven Siler: $15,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC on FOX 12 draws reported 11,482 attendance for $735,317 live gate". MMAjunkie.com. July 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Tristan Critchfield (2014-03-27). "UFC on Fox 12 Announced for San Jose's SAP Center on July 26". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  3. ^ Staff (2014-05-27). "Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler headlines UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  4. ^ Dana White (2014-05-27). "Yes winner of Lawler vs Brown gets the next shot at the title". twitter.com. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-05-22). "Gilbert Burns replaces injured Viscardi Andrade at UFC on FOX 12". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  6. ^ John Morgan (2014-07-11). "Johnson out at UFC on FOX 12, promotion seeks new opponent for Thomson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  7. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-07-11). "Green in for the Menace against Thomson". UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-07-14). "Big FOX to air UFC prelims for first time with UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  9. ^ Staff (2014-07-25). "UFC on FOX 12 weigh-in results: Matt Brown misses weight – but avoids fine due to CSAC error". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  10. ^ C.J. Tuttle (August 22, 2014). "Ex-RFA Champ Brian Ortega tests positive for anabolic steroids following UFC on Fox 12". sherdog.com. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "UFC on Fox 12". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
  12. ^ Staff (2014-07-26). "UFC on FOX 12 bonuses: Lawler, Brown, Johnson, Bermudez win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  13. ^ Staff (July 27, 2014). "UFC on FOX 12 salaries: Robbie Lawler ($210,000) tops $986,000 payroll". mmajunkie.com.