UFC Live 1: VERA vs. JONES

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


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.

Junior dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga were originally set to fight at UFC 108, but Gonzaga suffered staph infection 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. Shannon Gugerty stepped in as the replacement against Guida.

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

Spencer Fisher was set to fight Duane Ludwig but was forced out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury. Darren Elkins 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 was Kimmons' replacement.

  1. Brandon Vera vs Jon Jones
    Brandon Vera
    11-6-0 Record 12-1-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 4"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Jon Jones
    Light Heavyweight bout: Jones defeated Vera via TKO (elbow and punches) at 3:19 of round 1
  2. Junior Dos Santos vs Gabriel Gonzaga
    Junior Dos Santos
    12-1-0 Record 11-6-0
    6' 4" Height 6' 1"
    238lbs (108kg) Weight 242lbs (110kg)
    77 Reach 76
    Gabriel Gonzaga
    Heavyweight bout: dos Santos defeated Gonzaga via KO (punches) at 3:53 of round 1
  3. Cheick Kongo vs Paul Buentello
    Cheick Kongo
    25-6-2 Record 25-12-0
    6' 4" Height 6' 2"
    240lbs (109kg) Weight 235lbs (106kg)
    Paul Buentello
    Heavyweight bout: Kongo defeated Buentello via submission (strikes) at 1:16 of round 3
  4. Alessio Sakara vs James Irvin
    Alessio Sakara
    19-7-0, 1NC Record 14-7-0, 1NC
    6' 0" Height 6' 2"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    James Irvin
    Middleweight bout: Sakara defeated Irvin via TKO (punch) at 3:01 of round 1
  5. Clay Guida vs Shannon Gugerty
    Clay Guida
    28-8-0 Record 12-6-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 10"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Shannon Gugerty
    Lightweight bout: Guida defeated Gugerty via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:40 of round 2
  6. Eliot Marshall vs Vladimir Matyushenko
    Eliot Marshall
    8-3-0 Record 25-5-0
    6' 3" Height 6' 0"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Vladimir Matyushenko
    Light Heavyweight bout: Matyushenko defeated Marshall via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27)
  7. Duane Ludwig vs Darren Elkins
    Duane Ludwig
    28-11-0 Record 12-2-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 10"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Reach 71
    Darren Elkins
    Lightweight bout: Elkins defeated Ludwig via TKO (ankle injury) at 0:44 of round 1
  8. John Howard vs Daniel Roberts
    John Howard
    14-6-0 Record 12-1-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 10"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Daniel Roberts
    Welterweight bout: Howard defeated Roberts via KO (punch) at 2:01 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the dos Santos vs. Gonzaga fight.
  9. Brendan Schaub vs Chase Gormley
    Brendan Schaub
    8-1-0 Record 6-2-0
    6' 4" Height 6' 3"
    240lbs (109kg) Weight 265lbs (120kg)
    Chase Gormley
    Heavyweight bout: Schaub defeated Gormley via TKO (punches) at 0:47 of round 1
  10. Mike Pierce vs Julio Paulino
    Mike Pierce
    12-3-0 Record 18-4-0
    5' 8" Height 6' 0"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Julio Paulino
    Welterweight bout: Pierce defeated Paulino via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
  11. Eric Schafer vs Jason Brilz
    Eric Schafer
    13-5-2 Record 18-3-1
    6' 3" Height 5' 11"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Reach 71
    Jason Brilz
    Light Heavyweight bout:Brilz defeated Schafer via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Knockout of the Night: John Howard, Jon Jones, Junior Dos Santos
  • Submission of the Night: Clay Guida