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· UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones Gate And Salaries

· Article author: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Posted on 03/25 at 10:09 PM

ufc_live"UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones" was attended by 6,443 fans at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, for a total live gate of $568,125. Reported fighter salaries, combined with four $50,000 bonuses, led to a total fighter payroll of $915,000, a figure that does not include undisclosed "locker room" bonuses.

While no "Fight of the Night" bonus was dispersed, three fighters earned "Knockout of the Night" honors. In the evening's main event, Jon Jones earned his bonus after landing a crushing elbow to the side of Brandon Vera's head immediately causing the fighter to cover up and resulting in three broken bones. Junior Dos Santos also earned the award following his win over Gabriel Gonzaga where he dropped the fighter with a left hand and followed him to the mat, raining down blows until the referee stepped in. Finally, John Howard earned the third bonus after his ground-and-pound destruction of Daniel Roberts that left his opponent stiff on the mat with his eyes rolled back into his head.

"Submission of the Night" went to Clay Guida following his arm-triangle choke victory over Shannon Gugerty in the second round.

Full Results

Jon Jones ($90,000, includes $20,000 win bonus and $50,000 "KO of the Night" bonus)
def. Brandon Vera ($60,000) via TKO at 3:19 of Round 1

Junior Dos Santos ($120,000, includes $35,000 win bonus and $50,000 "KO of the Night" bonus)
def. Gabriel Gonzaga ($67,000) via KO at 3:53 of Round 1

Cheick Kongo ($110,000, includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Paul Buentello ($40,000) via Submission (Strikes) at 1:16 of Round 3

Alessio Sakara ($42,000, includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. James Irvin ($20,000) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 3:01 of Round 1

Clay Guida ($100,000, includes $25,000 win bonus and $50,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus)
def. Shannon Gugerty ($9,000) via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:40 of Round 2

Vladimir Matyushenko ($56,000, includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Elliott Marshall ($10,000) via Split Decision

Darren Elkins ($12,000, includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Duane Ludwig ($12,000) via TKO (Injury) at 0:44 of Round 1

John Howard ($76,000, includes $13,000 win bonus and $50,000 "KO of the Night" bonus)
def. Daniel Roberts ($6,000) via KO at 2:01 of Round 1

Brendan Schaub ($20,000, includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Chase Gormley ($10,000) via TKO at 0:47 of Round 1

Mike Pierce ($16,000, includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Julio Paulino ($8,000) via Unanimous Decision

Jason Brilz ($18,000, includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Eric Schaefer ($13,000) via Unanimous Decision


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