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UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones was a mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...

 event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world that hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport...

 on March 21, 2010 in Broomfield, Colorado
Broomfield, Colorado
The City and County of Broomfield is a prominent suburb and tier of the Denver metropolitan area in the State of Colorado of the United States. Broomfield has a consolidated city and county government which operates under Article XX, Sections 10-13 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado. The...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 at the 1stBank Center. This event was the UFC's debut on Versus
Versus (TV channel)
Versus is a sports-oriented cable television channel in the United States. It was previously known as Outdoor Life Network and was launched on July 1, 1995, focusing on fishing, hunting, and other outdoor sports...

. The event was also shown on a large number of international networks including Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers Sportsnet
Sportsnet was launched on October 9, 1998 as CTV Sportsnet. The name was chosen to match the regional "Fox Sports Net" operations across the United States...

 in Canada, Televisa
Televisa
Televisa is a Mexican multimedia conglomerate, the largest mass media company in Latin America and in the Spanish-speaking world. It is a major international entertainment business, with much of its programming airing in the United States on Univision, with which it has an exclusive contract...

 in Mexico, and ESPN
ESPN (UK)
ESPN is a sports television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland owned by American sports broadcaster ESPN Inc. The channel launched on 3 August 2009...

 in the UK.

Background


Brandon Vera was previously scheduled to fight Antônio Rogério Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Antônio Rogério Nogueira is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the UFC. He is the twin brother of Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. A proficient amateur boxer, he was the 2006 and 2007 Brazilian Super Heavyweight Champion. He also won a bronze medal in the 2007 Pan...

 at UFC 109
UFC 109
UFC 109: Relentless was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 6, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.-Background:...

, but Nogueira was forced out of the bout with an ankle injury.

A bout between Clay Guida
Clay Guida
Clayton Charles Guida is an American mixed martial artist and currently fighting in the UFC as a lightweight. Guida was the first Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and held the title until being defeated by Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce: Revenge...

 and Sean Sherk
Sean Sherk
Sean Keith Sherk is an American mixed martial arts fighter currently fighting for the UFC. He currently holds a professional mixed martial arts record of thirty-six wins, four losses and one draw. Sherk has fought in both the UFC and Pride FC, and is a former UFC Lightweight Champion...

 was in the works but Sherk suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to pull out. Shannon Gugerty
Shannon Gugerty
Shannon Kevin Gugerty is an American mixed martial artist. He has competed primarily in the Total Combat promotion, making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs...

 stepped in as the replacement against Guida.

John Howard
John Howard (fighter)
John J. Howard is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing welterweight division.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:He made his first UFC debut on January 31, 2009 against Chris Wilson at UFC 94 winning by split decision....

 was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson (fighter)
Anthony Kewoa Johnson is an American mixed martial artist, who competes as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.-Amateur wrestling:...

 but Johnson was forced to withdraw from the bout with a knee injury. Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts (fighter)
Daniel Lamar Roberts is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. Currently he is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championships, fighting in their welterweight division and training out in San Francisco....

 came in as Johnson's replacement.

Spencer Fisher
Spencer Fisher
Spencer William Fisher is an American mixed martial artist from Brevard, North Carolina. He currently fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion. He holds notable victories over Thiago Alves, Matt Wiman, Sam Stout, Jeremy Stephens, and Caol Uno...

 was set to fight Duane Ludwig
Duane Ludwig
Duane Paul Ludwig is an American Muay Thai kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the former Middleweight Muay Thai world champion, and currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championships in their welterweight and lightweight divisions...

 but was forced out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. Darren Elkins
Darren Elkins
Darren Elkins is an American mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he fights in the featherweight division.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:...

 stepped in for the injured Fisher.

Rob Kimmons
Rob Kimmons
Rob Kimmons is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed at middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship . He is also known as "The Rosedale Reaper".-Mixed martial arts career:...

 was forced to pull out of his bout with Mike Pierce
Mike Pierce
Michael Adam "Mike" Pierce is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion...

 from a leg injury. Julio Paulino
Julio Paulino
Julio Paulino is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the welterweight division.-Background:Paulino is of Dominican and Italian descent. He resides in Alaska with his newborn son Romeo. He has four other children residing in Nevada....

 was Kimmons' replacement.

The event drew an estimated 1,240,000 viewers on Versus
Versus (TV channel)
Versus is a sports-oriented cable television channel in the United States. It was previously known as Outdoor Life Network and was launched on July 1, 1995, focusing on fishing, hunting, and other outdoor sports...

.

Preliminary card

  • Light Heavyweight bout:   Eric Schafer
    Eric Schafer
    Eric John Schafer is an American mixed martial artist who competes a middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.-Background and early career:Schafer attended the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh....

     vs.   Jason Brilz
    Jason Brilz
    Jason Brilz is an American mixed martial artist. He formerly fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the light heavyweight division.-Wrestling career:...

Brilz defeated Schafer via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
  • Welterweight bout:   Mike Pierce
    Mike Pierce
    Michael Adam "Mike" Pierce is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a welterweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion...

     vs.   Julio Paulino
    Julio Paulino
    Julio Paulino is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the welterweight division.-Background:Paulino is of Dominican and Italian descent. He resides in Alaska with his newborn son Romeo. He has four other children residing in Nevada....

Pierce defeated Paulino via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Heavyweight bout:   Brendan Schaub
    Brendan Schaub
    Brendan Peter Schaub is an American professional mixed martial artist and former professional football player for the AFL's Utah Blaze and as a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad. He was a finalist and the runner-up of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.-Biography:Schaub was...

     vs.   Chase Gormley
    Chase Gormley
    Chase Gormley is an American mixed martial artist. He is currently 7–3 in MMA.-Biography:Chase began fighting at the age of 13, but did not turn pro until March 2007.He attended Torrance High School and was a part of the winning league wrestling team...

Schaub defeated Gormley via TKO (punches) at 0:47 of round 1.
  • Welterweight bout:   John Howard
    John Howard (fighter)
    John J. Howard is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing welterweight division.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:He made his first UFC debut on January 31, 2009 against Chris Wilson at UFC 94 winning by split decision....

     vs.   Daniel Roberts
    Daniel Roberts (fighter)
    Daniel Lamar Roberts is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. Currently he is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championships, fighting in their welterweight division and training out in San Francisco....

Howard defeated Roberts via KO (punch) at 2:01 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the dos Santos vs. Gonzaga fight.
  • Lightweight bout   Duane Ludwig
    Duane Ludwig
    Duane Paul Ludwig is an American Muay Thai kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the former Middleweight Muay Thai world champion, and currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championships in their welterweight and lightweight divisions...

     vs.   Darren Elkins
    Darren Elkins
    Darren Elkins is an American mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he fights in the featherweight division.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:...

Elkins defeated Ludwig via TKO (ankle injury) at 0:44 of round 1.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:   Eliot Marshall
    Eliot Marshall
    Eliot Andrew Marshall is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.-The Ultimate Fighter:...

     vs.   Vladimir Matyushenko
    Vladimir Matyushenko
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Matyushenko is a Belarusian mixed martial artist and the first and only International Fight League light heavyweight champion...

Matyushenko defeated Marshall via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27).
  • Lightweight bout:   Clay Guida
    Clay Guida
    Clayton Charles Guida is an American mixed martial artist and currently fighting in the UFC as a lightweight. Guida was the first Strikeforce Lightweight Champion and held the title until being defeated by Gilbert Melendez at Strikeforce: Revenge...

     vs.   Shannon Gugerty
    Shannon Gugerty
    Shannon Kevin Gugerty is an American mixed martial artist. He has competed primarily in the Total Combat promotion, making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Silva vs...

Guida defeated Gugerty via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:40 of round 2.

Main card

  • Middleweight bout:   Alessio Sakara
    Alessio Sakara
    Alessio Sakara is an Italian mixed martial artist and boxer, who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Middleweight Division. Sakara is also a Former World Junior Boxing Contender. He holds notable wins over Elvis Sinosic, Thales Leites, James Irvin.-Background:Sakara was born...

     vs.   James Irvin
    James Irvin (fighter)
    James Lee Irvin is an American mixed martial artist who has competed as a Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, and currently as a Heavyweight. He is a former World Extreme Cagefighting heavyweight champion...

Sakara defeated Irvin via TKO (punch) at 3:01 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout:   Cheick Kongo
    Cheick Kongo
    Cheick Guillaume Ouedraogo , more commonly known as Cheick Kongo, is a professional French heavyweight mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

     vs.   Paul Buentello
    Paul Buentello
    |-| Loss|align=center| 29–14| Cole Konrad| Decision | Bellator 48| |align=center| 3|align=center| 5:00|Uncasville, Connecticut, United States| Non-title bout.|-| Win|align=center| 29–13| Kerry Schall| Decision...

Kongo defeated Buentello via submission (strikes) at 1:16 of round 3.
  • Heavyweight bout:   Junior dos Santos
    Junior dos Santos
    Junior dos Santos Almeida, also known as Junior Cigano , is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and the current UFC Heavyweight Champion. Dos Santos fights in the Heavyweight division, under the tutelage of former UFC and Pride Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and UFC...

     vs.   Gabriel Gonzaga
    Gabriel Gonzaga
    Gabriel Gonzaga , is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a former member of Chute Boxe Academy and now fights out of Ludlow, Massachusetts as a part of Team Link...

dos Santos defeated Gonzaga via KO (punches) at 3:53 of round 1.
  • Light Heavyweight bout:   Brandon Vera
    Brandon Vera
    Brandon Michael Vera is an American mixed martial artist. He competes as a light heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the winner of the WEC 13 Heavyweight Tournament and currently resides in San Diego, California. He holds notable victories over Frank Mir, Assuerio Silva,...

     vs.   Jon Jones
Jones defeated Vera via TKO (elbows and punches) at 3:19 of round 1.

Bonus awards


Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Knockout of the Night:   John Howard,   Jon Jones,   Junior Dos Santos
  • Submission of the Night:   Clay Guida

Reported payout


The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Colorado Department of
Regulatory Agencies. 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.
  • Jon Jones: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $60,000
  • Junior dos Santos: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def. Gabriel Gonzaga: $67,000
  • Cheick Kongo: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus) def. Paul Buentello: $40,000
  • Alessio Sakara: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus) def. James Irvin: $20,000
  • Clay Guida: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Shannon Gugerty: $9,000
  • Vladimir Matyushenko: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus) def. Eliot Marshall: $10,000
  • Darren Elkins: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Duane Ludwig: $12,000
  • John Howard: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus) def. Daniel Roberts: $6,000
  • Brendan Schaub: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Chase Gormley: $10,000
  • Mike Pierce: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Julio Paulino: $6,000
  • Jason Brilz: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Eric Schafer: $13,000