Het derde UFC-evenement van 2012 zit er weer op. In een uitverkocht United Center in Chicago stonden maar liefst 10 partijen op het programma. De Braziliaan Charles Oliveira wist voor de derde keer Submission of the Night binnen te slepen.

Chael Sonnen over Michael Bisping

Na zijn gevecht tegen de Brit Michael Bisping had ‘trashtalker’ Chael Sonnen niets meer dan lof voor zijn tegenstander. Tijdens de post-fight persconferentie werd hem de vraag gesteld of hij verrast was over het spel van zijn tegenstander. Zijn antwoord daarop was als volgt: “I was surprised by everything. He hit me so hard I didn’t know what day it was. I was never in a position where I was comfortable. I looked at him and thought, ‘My God, you have no idea how hard you hit me.’

UFC on FOX bonussen $65,000

Gebruikelijk bij de UFC zijn de bonussen die worden toegekend aan Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night en Submission of the Night.

Fight of the Night: Evan Dunham en Nik Lentz

Knockout of the Night:  Lavar Johnson

Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira

Main Card
Rashad Evans defeated Phil Davis by Unanimous Decision (50-45,50-45,50-45)
Chael Sonnen defeated Michael Bisping via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Weidman defeated Demian Maia via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card
Evan Dunham defeated Nik Lentz via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
Michael Johnson defeated Shane Roller by Unanimous Decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
Mike Russow defeated Jon Olav Einemo via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Cub Swanson defeated George Roop via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:22
Charles Oliveira defeated Eric Wisely via submission (kneebar) – Round 1, 1:43
Lavar Johnson defeated Joey Beltran by Knockout – Round 1, 4:24
Chris Camozzi defeated Dustin Jacoby by Submission (guillotine) – Round 3, 1:08 Ben Pontier for It’s Showtime