UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic

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UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic
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The poster for UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 13, 2014 (2014-12-13)
VenueU.S. Airways Center
CityPhoenix, Arizona
Total gate$1.5 million[1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway

UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic (also known as UFC on Fox 13) was a mixed martial arts event held at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 13, 2014.[2]


The event was the first that the organization has hosted in Arizona. Zuffa previously hosted the final World Extreme Cagefighting event, WEC 53, in nearby Glendale in 2010.[2]

The fight card was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic.[3]

Jussier Formiga was expected to face John Moraga at the event. However, Formiga was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by UFC newcomer Willie Gates.[4][5]

Nate Diaz missed weight on his first attempt at the weigh-ins, weighing in at 160.6 pounds. He was given additional time to make the lightweight limit, but made no attempt to cut further. Instead, he was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to Rafael dos Anjos.[6]

A middleweight bout between Ed Herman and Derek Brunson, slated for the televised preliminary portion of the event, was cancelled on the day of the event, as Brunson was stricken with a stomach ailment.[7] The fight was rescheduled to take place the following month at UFC 183.[8]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Stipe Miocic Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00
Catchweight (160.6 lb) Rafael dos Anjos def. Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Stefan Struve KO (punches) 1 4:13
Heavyweight Matt Mitrione def. Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (punches) 1 1:59
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Cláudia Gadelha Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Moraga def. Willie Gates Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:06
Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Joe Riggs Submission (neck injury) 1 0:57
Lightweight Drew Dober def. Jamie Varner Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:52
Lightweight Bryan Barberena def. Joe Ellenberger TKO (elbows and punches) 3 3:24
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight David Michaud def. Garett Whiteley Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Henry Cejudo def. Dustin Kimura Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ian Entwistle def. Anthony Birchak Submission (heel hook) 1 1:04 [a]
  1. ^ This bout aired on the Fox Sports 1 prelims broadcast after Saunders vs. Riggs fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic
  • Performance of the Night: Matt Mitrione and Ian Entwistle

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[11]

  • Junior dos Santos: $260,000 (includes $130,000 win bonus) def. Stipe Miocic: $30,000
  • Rafael dos Anjos: $86,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $16,000 ^
  • Alistair Overeem: $150,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Stefan Struve: $40,000
  • Matt Mitrione: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $38,000
  • Joanna Jędrzejczyk: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cláudia Gadelha: $10,000
  • John Moraga: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Willie Gates: $8,000
  • Ben Saunders: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Joe Riggs: $16,000
  • Drew Dober: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Jamie Varner: $20,000
  • Ed Herman: $47,000 vs. Derek Brunson: N/A <
  • Bryan Barberena: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Joe Ellenberger: $10,000
  • David Michaud: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Garrett Whiteley: $8,000
  • Henry Cejudo: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Kimura: $15,000
  • Ian Entwistle: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Birchak: $8,000

^ Diaz was fined $4,000, 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the required weight for his fight with Rafael dos Anjos. That money was issued to Dos Anjos, officials confirmed.[11]
< Bout did not take place as Brunson was unable to compete after becoming ill the day of the fight. Herman was paid his show money.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (December 13, 2014). "UFC on FOX 13 draws reported 15,300 attendance for $1.5 million gate". MMAjunkie.com.
  2. ^ a b Dave Meltzer (2014-07-27). "Next UFC on FOX takes place Dec. 13 in Phoenix". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  3. ^ Marc Raimondi (2014-09-19). "Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic headlines UFC's FOX event in December". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  4. ^ John Morgan (2014-11-21). "Jussier Formiga out at UFC on FOX 13, John Moraga needs new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-11-25). "Willie Gates replaces Jussier Formiga, meets John Moraga at UFC on FOX 13". mmafighting.com.
  6. ^ Staff (2014-12-12). "UFC on FOX 13 weigh-in results: Nate Diaz (160.6) badly misses mark for co-main". mmajunkie.com.
  7. ^ Staff (2014-12-13). "Derek Brunson stomach issue forces late scratch of UFC on FOX 13 fight with Ed Herman". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-12-16). "Ed Herman says he's rebooked for scrapped Derek Brunson fight at UFC 183 in Vegas". mmajunkie.com.
  9. ^ Staff. "UFC on Fox: Dos Santos vs. Miocic". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
  10. ^ Staff (2014-12-13). "UFC on FOX 13 bonuses: Entwistle, Mitrione, Dos Santos, Miocic win $50,000". mmajunkie.com.
  11. ^ a b c Shaun Al-Shatti (January 13, 2015). "UFC on FOX 13 salaries". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved January 13, 2015.