Completed MMA Event

UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera

UFC on FOX 4
  • Saturday 08.04.2012 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: FOX | Prelims: Fuel TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Staples Center
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,100,000
  • Attendance: 16,080
  • TV Ratings: 2.4M average viewers (194K Fuel Prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Fight of the Night
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner   |   $50,000 bonus to Lauzon
  • Knockout of the Night
    Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson   |   $50,000 bonus to Swick


  • Herb Dean
    Rua vs. Vera (10)Swick vs. Johnson (7)Grispi vs. Yahya (4)Gomez vs. Moraga (1)
  • John McCarthy
    Machida vs. Bader (9)Phan vs. Miller (6)De Fries vs. Thompson (3)
  • Luis Cobian
    Lauzon vs. Varner (8)Davis vs. Prado (5)Omigawa vs. Gamburyan (2)

Fight Predictions

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UFC on FOX 4 Wiki

This card featured two light heavyweight matches in it's main card, where it was announced by whoever won in the most impressive fashion would receive a title shot a UFC Light Heavyweight championship. Mauricio "Shogun" Run brawled with Brandon Vera before knocking him out in the fourth round and Lyoto Machida knocked out Ryan Bader in the second round of their fight. Machida was chosen as having the more impressive victory, as he displayed exciting allusiveness before a devastating knockout, while Rua seemed to tire in his fight and was clipped by several punches. However, neither fighter received a title shot, as they both turned down short notice fights when Dan Henderson injured his knee before UFC 151.
Also on the card, Joe Lauzon defeated Jamie Varner in a match of the year candidate, and Mike Swick returned from a two and a half year layoff.

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