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2012 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2012 in UFC.
Information
First date January 14
Last date December 29
Events
Total events 32 (1 cancelled)
UFC 14 (1 cancelled)
UFC on Fox 4
UFC on FX 6
UFC on Fuel TV 6
TUF Finale events 2
Fights
Total fights 341
Title fights 13
Chronology
2011 in UFC 2012 in UFC 2013 in UFC

The year 2012 was the 20th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States. 2012 started with UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes and ended with UFC 155: dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The year saw the successful UFC Featherweight title defense by José Aldo, the crowning of Carlos Condit as the Interim Welterweight Champion, a new Lightweight Champion in Benson Henderson, a tournament to crown the first UFC Flyweight Champion as well as the finales of The Ultimate Fighter 15 and The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Title fights[edit]

Title fights in 2012
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Chad Mendes KO (knee & punches) 1 4:59 UFC 142 [a]
Welterweight Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz Unanimous decision (49–46, 48–47, 49–46) 5 5:00 UFC 143 [b]
Lightweight Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar (c) Unanimous decision (49–46, 48–47, 49–46) 5 5:00 UFC 144 [c]
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Rashad Evans Unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) 5 5:00 UFC 145 [d]
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos (c) def. Frank Mir TKO (punches) 2 3:04 UFC 146 [e]
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Chael Sonnen TKO (Knee to chest & punches) 2 1:55 UFC 148 [f]
Bantamweight Renan Barão def. Urijah Faber Unanimous decision (49–46, 50–45, 49–46) 5 5:00 UFC 149 [g]
Lightweight Benson Henderson (c) def. Frankie Edgar Split decision (48–47, 48–47, 46–49) 5 5:00 UFC 150 [h]
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez Split decision (48–47, 47–48, 49–46) 5 5:00 UFC 152 [i]
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Vitor Belfort Submission (americana) 4 0:54 UFC 152 [j]
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (c) def. Carlos Condit (ic) Unanimous decision (49–46, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 UFC 154 [k]
Lightweight Benson Henderson (c) def. Nate Diaz Unanimous decision (50-43, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 UFC on Fox 5 [l]
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Junior dos Santos (c) Unanimous decision (50-45, 50-43, 50-44) 5 5:00 UFC 155 [m]
  1. ^ Extended the record for most consecutive UFC Featherweight Championship title defenses (3).
  2. ^ Became the new Interim UFC Welterweight Championship.
  3. ^ Became the new UFC Lightweight Championship.
  4. ^ For UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  5. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  6. ^ For UFC Middleweight Championship, extended the record for most consecutive UFC Championship title defenses (10).
  7. ^ Became the new UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship.
  8. ^ For UFC Lightweight Championship
  9. ^ For the inaugural UFC Flyweight Championship.
  10. ^ For UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  11. ^ Extended the record for most consecutive UFC Welterweight Championship title defenses (7).
  12. ^ For UFC Lightweight Championship
  13. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up
TUF 15: Live Jun 1, 2012 Lightweight Michael Chiesa Al Iaquinta
TUF: Brazil Jun 23, 2012 Featherweight Rony Mariano Bezerra Godofredo Pepey
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira Sergio Moraes
TUF 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Dec 15, 2012 Welterweight Colton Smith Mike Ricci
TUF: The Smashes Dec 15, 2012 Lightweight Norman Parke Colin Fletcher
Welterweight Robert Whittaker Brad Scott

Debut UFC fighters[edit]

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2012:

Events List[edit]

Main article: List of UFC events
# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
224 UFC 155: dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 Dec 29, 2012 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 13,561[1]
223 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale Dec 15, 2012 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2,500[2]
222 UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson Dec 15, 2012 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Gold Coast, Australia 5,133[3]
221 UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz Dec 8, 2012 KeyArena Seattle, Washington, U.S. 14,387[4]
220 UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit Nov 17, 2012 Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada 17,249[5]
219 UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le Nov 10, 2012 CotaiArena Macau, SAR, China 8,415[6]
218 UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar Oct 13, 2012 HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16,844[7]
217 UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot Oct 5, 2012 Target Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. 7,049[8]
216 UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic Sep 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena Nottingham, England, U.K. 7,241[9]
215 UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort Sep 22, 2012 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada 16,800[10]
- UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson Sep 1, 2012 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Cancelled
214 UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Aug 11, 2012 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado, U.S. 13,027[11]
213 UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera Aug 4, 2012 Staples Center Los Angeles, California, U.S. 16,080[12]
212 UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao Jul 21, 2012 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta, Canada 16,089[13]
211 UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman Jul 11, 2012 HP Pavilion San Jose, California, U.S. 4,250[14]
210 UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II Jul 7, 2012 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 15,104[15]
209 UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II Jun 23, 2012 Mineirinho Arena Belo Horizonte, Brazil 16,643[16]
208 UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida Jun 22, 2012 Revel Casino Hotel Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. 4,652[17]
207 UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall Jun 8, 2012 BankAtlantic Center Sunrise, Florida, U.S. 6,635[18]
206 The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale Jun 1, 2012 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 1,628[19]
205 UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir May 26, 2012 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 14,674[20]
204 UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 Patriot Center Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. 6,668[21]
203 UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller May 5, 2012 IZOD Center East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. 10,788[22]
202 UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Apr 21, 2012 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 15,545[23]
201 UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva Apr 14, 2012 Ericsson Globe Arena Stockholm, Sweden 15,428[24]
200 UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann Mar 3, 2012 Allphones Arena Sydney, Australia 14,537[25]
199 UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson Feb 26, 2012 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan 21,000[26]
198 UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger Feb 15, 2012 Omaha Civic Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. 7,120[27]
197 UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Feb 4, 2012 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 9,015[28]
196 UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis Jan 28, 2012 United Center Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 16,963[29]
195 UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller Jan 20, 2012 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. 7,728[30]
194 UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes Jan 14, 2012 HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10,605[31]

UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis[edit]

UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 28, 2012
Venue United Center
City Chicago, Illinois
Attendance 16,963[25]
Total gate $1,270,960[25]
Event chronology
UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis (also known as UFC on Fox 2) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.[32]

Background[edit]

The event was the first to be broadcast on Fox as part of a seven-year agreement between the UFC and the network and the second to air live on Fox after the inaugural UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos.[33]

A bout between Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Wineland was originally slated for this event. However, Johnson was pulled from the bout to be a participant in the UFC's Flyweight tournament set to begin in March. Wineland was then expected to face Johnny Bedford at this event.[34] However, Wineland himself was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Mitch Gagnon.[35] Then just days before the event, the bout was cancelled due to an alleged visa issue for Gagnon.[36]

Paul Sass was expected to face Evan Dunham, but was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Nik Lentz.[37]

Cody McKenzie was expected to face Michael Johnson at the event, but was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Shane Roller.[38]

Mark Munoz was expected to face Chael Sonnen in a #1 contender's bout for a middleweight title shot, but Munoz was forced out of the bout with an injury. Michael Bisping, who was pulled from a scheduled fight with Demian Maia,[39] replaced Munoz to face Sonnen in the #1 contender's bout. Chris Weidman would step in on 11 days notice to face Maia as Bisping's replacement.[40]

The preliminary bout between Chris Camozzi and Dustin Jacoby was not aired on television or Facebook, making it the first bout on a UFC card to go unaired on the event's live broadcast since UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis in March 2011.[41]

The event averaged 4.7 million viewers with a ratings peak of 6 million viewers for the main event.[42]

Results[edit]

Main card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans def. Phil Davis Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00
Middleweight Chael Sonnen def. Michael Bisping Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Chris Weidman def. Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Evan Dunham def. Nik Lentz TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Heavyweight Mike Russow def. John-Olav Einemo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cub Swanson def. George Roop KO (punches) 2 2:22
Featherweight Charles Oliveira def. Eric Wisely Submission (reverse calf slicer) 1 1:43
Lightweight Michael Johnson def. Shane Roller Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Lavar Johnson def. Joey Beltran KO (punches) 1 4:24
Preliminary card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Chris Camozzi def. Dustin Jacoby Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:08
  1. ^ Originally incorrectly announced as a split decision


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[43]

  • Fight of the Night: Evan Dunham vs. Nik Lentz
  • Knockout of the Night: Lavar Johnson
  • Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira

UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger[edit]

UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger
Information
Date February 15, 2012
Venue Omaha Civic Auditorium
City Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance 7,120[25]
Total gate $405,895[25]
Event chronology
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson

UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 1), was the first UFC event to air exclusively on Fuel TV. It was held on February 15, 2012 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.[44] At the time, the event was the most watched show ever aired on Fuel TV with 217,000 viewers tuning in.[45]

Background[edit]

The main event consisted of Diego Sanchez facing Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger came into the match on a five fight win streak, four of which ended by stoppage, including one against Jake Shields. The fight against Ellenberger would become Sanchez's eighteenth fight with the UFC going back to April 2005 when he won The Ultimate Fighter 1.[46] Ellenberger continued his win streak defeating Sanchez by unanimous decision.

Rani Yahya was expected to face Jonathan Brookins at the event. However, Yahya was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Vagner Rocha.[47]

Promotional newcomers Yoislandy Izquierdo and Bernardo Magalhaes were expected to face each other at the event. However, Izquierdo was not allowed to compete due to a contractual dispute with another organization and was replaced by Tim Means.[48]

A bout between Buddy Roberts and Sean Loeffler was scheduled for the preliminary card. However, the pairing was scrapped on the day of the event as Loeffler injured his ankle during a pre-fight warm up.[49] With the loss of the Roberts/Loeffler bout, the event took place with only nine fights, making it the smallest fight card for the promotion since UFC 91 in 2008.

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fuel TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. Diego Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman TKO (punches) 2 3:52
Middleweight Ronny Markes def. Aaron Simpson Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic def. Phil De Fries KO (punches) 1 0:43
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. Walel Watson Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–25, 30–26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:45
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Jonathan Brookins def. Vagner Rocha KO (punches) 1 1:32 [a]
Lightweight Justin Salas def. Anton Kuivanen Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Tim Means def. Bernardo Magalhaes Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout aired on the Fuel TV broadcast following the Simpson vs. Markes fight.

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Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[51]

  • Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger
  • Knockout of the Night: Stipe Miocic
  • Submission of the Night: Ivan Menjivar

UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier[edit]

UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier
Information
Date May 15, 2012
Venue Patriot Center
City Fairfax, Virginia
Attendance 6,668[25]
Total gate $343,175[25]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir

UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 3) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 15, 2012 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.[52] Initially, this event was referred to as UFC on FX 3, but was since clarified to be a Fuel TV event.[53]

Background[edit]

Brandon Vera was briefly scheduled to face Thiago Silva in a rematch of their January 2011 bout. However, Vera was forced out of the bout with an injury. Igor Pokrajac stepped in to fight Silva.[54] Silva was subsequently pulled from the bout to replace an injured Antônio Rogério Nogueira against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva.[55] Pokrajac will now face Fabio Maldonado.[56]

Yves Edwards was expected to face Donald Cerrone at the event, but Edwards was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Jeremy Stephens.[57]

Mike Easton was expected to face Yves Jabouin at the event, but Easton was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Jeff Hougland who was previously expected to face Renan Barão at UFC 148.[58]

Aaron Riley was expected to face Cody McKenzie at the event, but Riley was pulled from the event and replaced by promotional newcomer Marcus LeVesseur.[59]

Azamat Gashimov was expected to make his promotional debut against Alex Soto. However, Gashimov was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by returning veteran Francisco Rivera.[60]

The main event featured Chan Sung Jung facing Dustin Poirier. The winner of this bout was linked to a potential bout with José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship, but that fight did not materialize until 15 months lather at UFC 163.[61]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fuel TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Chan Sung Jung def. Dustin Poirier Submission (D'arce choke) 4 1:07
Welterweight Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Yves Jabouin def. Jeff Hougland Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Igor Pokrajac def. Fabio Maldonado Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tom Lawlor def. Jason MacDonald KO (punch) 1 0:50
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Brad Tavares def. Dongi Yang Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Cody McKenzie def. Marcus LeVesseur Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:05
Lightweight TJ Grant def. Carlo Prater Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos def. Kamal Shalorus Submission (rear naked choke) 1 1:40
Bantamweight Johnny Eduardo def. Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Francisco Rivera def. Alex Soto Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00

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Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[62]

  • Fight of the Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Chan-Sung Jung
  • Knockout of the Night: Tom Lawlor
  • Submission of the Night: Chan-Sung Jung

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[63]

  • Chan Sun Jung: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Poirier: $14,000
  • Amir Sadollah: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Lopez: $6,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
  • Yves Jabouin: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Hougland: $8,000
  • Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $11,000
  • Tom Lawlor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jason MacDonald: $19,000
  • Brad Tavares: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Dongi Yang: $12,000
  • Cody McKenzie: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000
  • TJ Grant: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Carlo Prater: $10,000
  • Rafael dos Anjos: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Kamal Shalorus: $11,000
  • Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
  • Francisco Rivera: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Soto: $6,000

UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall[edit]

UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date June 8, 2012
Venue BankAtlantic Center
City Sunrise, Florida
Attendance 6,635[25]
Total gate $329,110[25]
Estimated viewers 1,100,000[64]
Total purse $583,500[65]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida

UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall (also known as UFC on FX 3) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 8, 2012 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.[66]

Background[edit]

A scoring controversy occurred at UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann consisting of a scoring error that night resulted in a majority draw between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall being announced as a victory for Johnson.[67] Dana White announced the error following the conclusion of the event and that Johnson and McCall will have a rematch. The rematch was initially reported to happen at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale, but was later moved to this event to give this event (UFC on FX 3) a main event fight.[68] Since then, it was announced by the UFC that the fight was to be the main event of UFC on FX 3.[69]

The event was the first that the UFC has hosted in South Florida since UFC Fight Night 10 in 2007. This event also was the first UFC event to be headlined by a flyweight bout.

Results[edit]

Main Card (FX)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson def. Ian McCall Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Erick Silva def. Charlie Brenneman Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:33
Welterweight Mike Pyle def. Josh Neer KO (punch) 1 4:56
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def. Scott Jorgensen KO (punches) 2 4:10
Preliminary card (Fuel TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Mike Pierce def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Seth Baczynski def. Lance Benoist Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Matt Grice def. Leonard Garcia Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Dustin Pague def. Jared Papazian Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:21
Lightweight Tim Means def. Justin Salas TKO (knee & punches) 1 1:06
Light Heavyweight Buddy Roberts def. Caio Magalhaes Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Henry Martinez def. Bernardo Magalhaes Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sean Pierson def. Jake Hecht Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Flyweight tournament semifinal bout.

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^Note 1

Flyweight Championship bracket[edit]

Semifinals
UFC on FX 2 / UFC on FX 3
Finals
UFC 152
           
Joseph Benavidez TKO
Yasuhiro Urushitani 2
Joseph Benavidez SD
Demetrious Johnson 5
Demetrious Johnson1 UD
Ian McCall 3

1 The initial semifinal bout between Johnson and McCall at UFC on FX 2 ended in a draw. Johnson defeated McCall in a rematch at UFC on FX 3

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000.[72]

  • Fight of the Night: Eddie Wineland vs. Scott Jorgensen
  • Knockout of the Night: Mike Pyle
  • Submission of the Night: Erick Silva

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Florida State Boxing Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[65]

  • Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Ian McCall: $9,000
  • Erick Silva: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $18,000
  • Mike Pyle: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer: $14,000
  • Eddie Wineland: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
  • Mike Pierce: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
  • Seth Baczynski: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Lance Benoist: $8,000
  • Matt Grice: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Leonard Garcia: $20,000
  • Dustin Pague: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jared Papazian: $6,000
  • Tim Means: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Justin Salas: $8,000
  • Buddy Roberts: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Caio Magalhaes: $8,000
  • Henry Martinez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Bernardo Magalhaes: $8,000
  • Sean Pierson: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jake Hecht: $8,000

UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao[edit]

UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao
Information
Date July 21, 2012
Venue Scotiabank Saddledome
City Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Attendance 16,089[73]
Total gate $4,100,000[73]
Buyrate 235,000[74]
Event chronology
UFC on Fuel TV: Muñoz vs. Weidman UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera

UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on July 21, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. It was the first event that the UFC has held in the Canadian province of Alberta.[75][76]

Background[edit]

On April 24, due to a conflict with the UN Conference, the UFC Middleweight Championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, which was originally scheduled to main event UFC 147 was moved to UFC 148 to serve as the new main event. Plans were then being made for Jose Aldo, who at the time was scheduled to defend his title at this event against an undetermined opponent, to headline UFC 147.[77] However it was reported on April 28, 2012, that Aldo would remain on this card and defend his title against Erik Koch.[78]

The bout between Michael Bisping and Tim Boetsch, originally scheduled for UFC 148, was moved to this event to help bolster this (the UFC 149) fight card.[79] However, Bisping was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Hector Lombard.[80]

Yoshihiro Akiyama was expected to face Thiago Alves at this event, but was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury and replaced by Siyar Bahadurzada.[81] Then on June 1, Alves pulled out of the bout citing an injury[82] and was replaced by Chris Clements.[83] However, Bahadurzada was also forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Matthew Riddle.[84]

Thiago Silva was expected to face Maurício Rua at the event. However, Silva was forced out of the bout with an injury and Rua was pulled from the event entirely, and would face Brandon Vera at UFC on Fox 4.[85]

On June 4, 2012 it was announced that the UFC signed former DREAM champion Bibiano Fernandes. He was expected to compete against Roland Delorme.[86] However, a week later it was announced that Fernandes was removed from the event due to injury but was later announced that Ferandes had not signed with the UFC. Francisco Rivera has filled in to fight Delorme.[87]

On June 9, 2012 it was announced that UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo was removed from the event due to injury. No replacement has yet been named for his scheduled opponent, Erik Koch.[88] As a result, the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao was re-scheduled as the main event of the fight.[89]

George Roop was scheduled to fight Antonio Carvalho, but on June 26, Roop was forced out of the fight and replaced by Daniel Pineda.[90]

Former Pride and Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira was expected to face Cheick Kongo at the event. However, Nogueira pulled out of the bout, citing that an arm injury sustained in his last bout had not healed enough to resume the proper training and was replaced by Shawn Jordan.[91]

Claude Patrick was expected to face James Head at the event. However, Patrick was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Brian Ebersole.[92]

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Renan Barão def. Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 50–45, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Tim Boetsch def. Hector Lombard Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Shawn Jordan Decision (unanimous) (30–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight James Head def. Brian Ebersole Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matthew Riddle vs Chris Clements No Contest 3 2:02 [b]
Preliminary Card (FX)
Middleweight bout Nick Ring def. Court McGee Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Francisco Rivera vs Roland Delorme No Contest 1 4:19 [c]
Light Heavyweight Ryan Jimmo def. Anthony Perosh KO (punch) 1 0:07 [d]
Bantamweight Bryan Caraway def. Mitch Gagnon Submission (rear naked choke) 3 1:39
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Featherweight Antonio Carvalho def. Daniel Pineda KO (punches) 1 1:11
Lightweight Anton Kuivanen def. Mitch Clarke Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship.
  2. ^ Overturned due to positive drug test; Riddle originally won by Submission (arm-triangle choke).
  3. ^ Overturned due to positive drug test; Rivera originally won by KO (punches).
  4. ^ Tied fastest knockout in UFC history.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.

  • Fight of the Night: Bryan Caraway vs. Mitch Gagnon
  • Knockout of the Night: Ryan Jimmo
  • Submission of the Night: Matthew Riddle

See also[edit]

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