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UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones

UFC on Versus 1
  • Sunday 03.21.2010 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Name: UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones
  • Also Known As: UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: The Odeum Colorado
  • Location: Broomfield, Colorado, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $568,125
  • Attendance: 6,443
  • TV Ratings: 1,240,000 viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 11
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
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UFC on Versus 1 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC Live was the first UFC event to be broadcast on Versus, which had previously only aired events from Zuffa, LLC sister promotion WEC. In a surprising move, the UFC decided to air a live event on the network, possibly in the hopes of gaining added viewers to the channel to assist the WEC in attracting more viewers to its free events.


In the main event, light heavyweight Jon Jones tore through Brandon Vera with a first-round TKO, while heavyweight striker Junior dos Santos knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga, also in the first round.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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UFC on Versus 1 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Mike Pierce   defeats   Julio Paulino   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Tim Mills
John Howard   defeats   Daniel Roberts   via KO/TKO, Punch
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($50,000 to Howard)
#44 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  2:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Tom Johnson
Jon Jones   defeats   Brandon Vera   via KO/TKO, Elbows and Punches
Main Event | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($50,000 to Jones)
#19 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  3:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Junior Dos Santos   defeats   Gabriel Gonzaga   via KO/TKO, Punches
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Knockout of the Night ($50,000 to Dos Santos)
#16 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
  3:53 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cheick Kongo   defeats   Paul Buentello   via Submission, Elbows to the Body
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  1:16 Round 3 of 3, 11:16 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Alessio Sakara   defeats   James Irvin   via KO/TKO, Punch
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  3:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Clay Guida   defeats   Shannon Gugerty   via Submission, Arm-Triangle Choke
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Submission of the Night ($50,000 to Guida)
  3:40 Round 2 of 3, 8:40 Total Bout Page
Referee: Herb Dean
Vladimir Matyushenko   defeats   Eliot Marshall   via Decision, Split
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Adam Martinez
Darren Elkins   defeats   Duane Ludwig   via KO/TKO, Ankle Injury
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  0:44 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Tim Mills
Brendan Schaub   defeats   Chase Gormley   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  0:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Adam Martinez
Jason Brilz   defeats   Eric Schafer   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Tom Johnson
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
Spencer Fisher   vs.   Duane Ludwig   Cancelled (Fisher Injury)
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Rob Kimmons   vs.   Mike Pierce   Cancelled (Kimmons Leg Injury)
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Anthony Johnson   vs.   John Howard   Cancelled (Johnson Knee Injury)
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  UFC on Versus: Jones vs. Vera Spike TV Countdown special report dead link

    Watch the official UFC on Versus Countdown show for Brandon Vera vs. Jon Jones.

  • Promo Video  |  UFC on Versus: Gonzaga vs. Dos Santos Spike Tv Countdown special report dead link

    Watch the official Spike TV preview show for Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Junior dos Santos.

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