UFC 137 live gate/attendance/fighter salaries/bonuses plus fight results and medical suspensions

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Diaz wins definitively, BJ Penn and Mirko Cro Cop retire, Roy Nelson lost weight, GSP asked to fight Nick Diaz next instead of Carlos Condit…and you thought UFC 137 was gonna be a boring card.

Live Gate/Attendance/PPV Buyrate:
$3.9 million gate
10,313 in attendance
(PPV #’s will be updated as soon as they are released) 

Medical Suspensions:

  • Nick Diaz: Suspended until Nov. 29 with no contact until Nov. 20 for precautionary reasons
  • B.J. Penn: Suspended until Dec. 29 with no contact until Dec. 14 for precautionary reasons
  • Matt Mitrione: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • George Roop: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until Nov. 29 due to lacerations
  • Dennis Siver: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Tyson Griffin: Suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until No. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Bart Palaszewski: Suspended until April 28 due to a possible right-hand break, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until Nov. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Brandon Vera: Suspended until April 28 due to a left-elbow ligament tear, though he can be cleared early by an orthopedic doctor; regardless, suspended until Dec. 14 with no contact until Nov. 29 for precautionary reasons
  • Danny Downes: Suspended until Nov. 29 with no contact until Nov. 20 due to lacerations

Preliminary card (Facebook)

  • Middleweight bout: United States Dustin Jacoby vs. United States Clifford Starks
    Starks defeated Jacoby via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Middleweight bout: United States Chris Camozzi vs. France Francis Carmont
    Carmont defeated Camozzi via unanimous decision (30–26, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Lightweight bout: United States Ramsey Nijem vs. United States Danny Downes
    Nijem defeated Downes via unanimous decision (30–25, 30–26, 30–27).
  • Light Heavyweight bout: United States Brandon Vera vs. United States Eliot Marshall
    Vera defeated Marshall via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

  • Catchweight (148 lb) bout: United States Tyson Griffin vs. Poland Bart Palaszewski
    Palaszewski defeated Griffin via KO (punches) at 2:45 of round 1.
  • Lightweight Bout: Germany Dennis Siver vs. United States Donald Cerrone
    Cerrone defeated Siver via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:22 of round 1.

Main card

  • Featherweight bout: Japan Hatsu Hioki vs. United States George Roop
    Hioki defeated Roop via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
  • Bantamweight bout: United States Scott Jorgensen vs. United States Jeff Curran
    Jorgensen defeated Curran via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27).
  • Heavyweight bout: Croatia Mirko Filipović vs. United States Roy Nelson
    Nelson defeated Filipović via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of round 3.
  • Heavyweight bout: France Cheick Kongo vs. United States Matt Mitrione
    Kongo defeated Mitrione via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–28, 29–28).
  • Welterweight bout: United States BJ Penn vs. United States Nick Diaz
    Diaz defeated Penn via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–27, 29–28).

Bonus awards (75k)

  • Fight of the Night: United States BJ Penn vs. United States Nick Diaz
  • Knockout of the Night: Poland Bart Palaszewski
  • Submission of the Night: United States Donald Cerrone

Fighter Salaries (not counting sponsor pay or special ‘Uncle Dana’ bonuses)

  • Nick Diaz: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. BJ Penn: $150,000
  • Cheick Kongo: $140,000 ($70,000 win bonus) def. Matt Mitrione: $10,000
  • Roy Nelson: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Mirko Filipović: $75,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $33,000 ($16,500 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
  • Hatsu Hioki: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. George Roop: $8,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Siver: $27,000
  • Bart Palaszewski: $28,500 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Tyson Griffin: $25,500 ^
  • Brandon Vera: $120,000 ($60,000 win bonus) def. Eliot Marshall: $15,000
  • Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Danny Downes: $5,000
  • Francis Carmont: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Chris Camozzi: $8,000
  • Clifford Starks: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Jacoby: $6,000

^Although not recognized on the official pay sheet, Griffin was fined $8,500, or 25% of his base pay for missing weight for the fight, and contracts were reworked with those amounts. That money was issued to Palaszewski, an NSAC official confirmed.

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Anthony Dominguez
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