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UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones[1] was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 21, 2010 in Broomfield, Colorado at the 1stBank Center. This event was the UFC's debut on Versus.[2] The event was shown on a large number of international networks including Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, Televisa in Mexico, and ESPN in the United Kingdom.[3] This was the second time that the UFC had visited Broomfield, Colorado; UFC Fight Night 13 took place at the 1stBank Center (then named Broomfield Events Center) in 2008.[4]

BackgroundEdit

Brandon Vera was previously scheduled to fight Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFC 109, but Nogueira was forced out of the bout with an ankle injury.[5]

Junior dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga were originally set to fight at UFC 108, but Gonzaga suffered an injury that prevented him from competing.

A bout between Clay Guida and Sean Sherk was in the works but Sherk suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to pull out.[6] Shannon Gugerty will step in as the replacement against Guida. [7]

John Howard was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Johnson but Johnson was forced to withdraw from the bout with a knee injury. Daniel Roberts was selected as Johnson's replacement.[8]

Spencer Fisher was set to fight Duane Ludwig but was forced out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. Darren Elkins has stepped in for the injured Fisher.

Rob Kimmons was forced to pull out of his bout with Mike Pierce from a leg injury. Julio Paulino is expected to be Kimmons' replacement.

Official Fight CardEdit

Preliminary CardEdit

Brilz defeated Schafer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Pierce defeated Paulino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Schaub defeated Gormley via TKO (punches) at 0:47 of round 1.
Howard defeated Roberts via KO (punch) at 2:01 of round 1.
Elkins defeated Ludwig via TKO (ankle injury) at 0:44 of round 1.
Matyushenko defeated Marshall via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27).
Guida defeated Gugerty via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:40 of round 2.

Main CardEdit

Sakara defeated Irvin via TKO (punch) at 3:01 of round 1.
Kongo defeated Buentello via submission (strikes) at 1:16 of round 3.
dos Santos defeated Gonzaga via TKO (punches) at 3:53 of round 1.
Jones defeated Vera via KO (punches) at 3:19 of round 1.

Notes and references Edit

  1. "UFC LIVE: Vera vs. Jones", retrieved from UFC.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010
  2. "Jones-Vera Agreed for Versus", retrieved from sherdog.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010
  3. "UFC Announces International Broadcast Plans for UFC on Versus", retrieved from mmajunkie.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010
  4. "Home Page for 1st Bank Center", URL accessed March 19, 2010
  5. "Nogueira Out of UFC 109", retrieved from sherdog.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010
  6. "Sean Sherk vs. Clay Guida scratched from UFC on Versus", retrieved from sbnation.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010
  7. "Sherk scratched, Gugerty steps in to face Guida", retrieved from mmajunkie.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010
  8. "Anthony Johnson injured, Daniel Roberts fights John Howard at UFC on Versus", retrieved from mmafrenzy.com, URL accessed March 19, 2010

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