UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2

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UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2
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The poster for UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 15, 2018 (2018-12-15)
VenueFiserv Forum
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance9,010 [1]
Total gate$616,633[1]
Event chronology
UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2

UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 31) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on December 15, 2018 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.[2][3]

Background[edit]

After previously contesting two events (UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle and UFC 164) in Milwaukee at Bradley Center, the event was the first for the promotion at the newly-built venue.[3]

The event also marked the end of the UFC's seven years with Fox as a new broadcast deal with ESPN is slated to begin in January 2019.[3][4]

A lightweight rematch between former interim title challenger Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta served as the event headliner.[5] The pairing met previously in February 2014 at UFC 169 with Iaquinta winning the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Erik Koch was expected to face promotional newcomer Dwight Grant in a welterweight bout. However, Koch was removed from the card on November 28 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Zak Ottow.[7]

A women's flyweight bout between Jessica-Rose Clark and Andrea Lee was expected to take place at the event. However, Clark was forced out of the bout on weigh-in day as she was hospitalized due to a weight cutting issue and deemed medically unfit to compete by UFC physicians. As a result, the bout was cancelled.[8]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Dan Hooker KO (punch to the body) 3 2:19
Bantamweight Rob Font def. Sergio Pettis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. Jim Miller Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:15
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Zak Ottow def. Dwight Grant Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Drakkar Klose def. Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joaquim Silva def. Jared Gordon KO (punches) 3 2:39
Middleweight Jack Hermansson def. Gerald Meerschaert Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:25
Middleweight Zak Cummings def. Trevor Smith Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Dan Ige def. Jordan Griffin Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Mike Rodriguez def. Adam Milstead TKO (knee to the body and punches) 1 2:59
Heavyweight Juan Adams def. Chris de la Rocha TKO (punches) 3 0:58

[9]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:[1]

  • Fight of the Night: Joaquim Silva vs. Jared Gordon
  • Performance of the Night: Al Iaquinta and Charles Oliveira

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Wisconsin's Department of Safety and Professional Services. 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. The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,216,000.[10]

  • Al Iaquinta: $138,000 ($69,000 win bonus) def. Kevin Lee: $84,000
  • Edson Barboza: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hooker: $75,000
  • Rob Font: $92,000 ($46,000 win bonus) def. Sergio Pettis: $33,000
  • Charles Oliveira: $180,000 ($90,000 win bonus) def. Jim Miller: $68,000
  • Zak Ottow: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Dwight Grant: $21,000
  • Drakkar Klose: $72,000 ($36,000 win bonus) def. Bobby Green: $25,000
  • Joaquim Silva: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Jared Gordon: $16,000
  • Jack Hermansson: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus) def. Gerald Meerschaert: $35,000
  • Zak Cummings: $58,000 ($29,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith: $29,000
  • Dan Ige: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Griffin: $12,000
  • Mike Rodriguez: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Adam Milstead: $10,000
  • Juan Adams: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Chris De La Rocha: $10,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dave Doyle. "UFC on FOX 31 bonuses: AI Iaquinta earns Performance of the Night for win over Kevin Lee". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  2. ^ Staff (2018-07-08). "UFC announces rest of 2018 schedule from September through end of year". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ a b c Ben Steele (2018-07-07). "UFC is coming back to Milwaukee, this time to new arena". jsonline.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ ESPN Newswire (2018-05-23). "ESPN to broadcast 30 UFC events per year during 5-year deal". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  5. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-10-10). "Kevin Lee-Al Iaquinta rematch to serve as main event for UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  6. ^ Dave Doyle (2014-02-01). "UFC 169 results: Al Iaquinta wins entertaining scrap against Kevin Lee". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  7. ^ Bryant Jenkins (2018-11-28). "Erik Koch out; Zak Ottow now faces Dwight Grant". themmatakeover.com. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  8. ^ Andrew Ravens (2018-12-14). "Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee Pulled From UFC on FOX 31". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  9. ^ "UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (2019-01-03). "UFC on FOX 31 salaries: Charles Oliveira ($180k) outearns headliners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-03.