UFC 106

UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on November 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.[3]


As with UFC 103 and UFC 104, a portion of the preliminary card aired live and commercial-free during an hour long block on Spike.[4] Tito Ortiz was originally scheduled to fight Mark Coleman; however, on October 5, 2009, the fight was cancelled as Coleman was suffering from a knee injury. UFC confirmed that Forrest Griffin would step in to face Ortiz.[5]

On October 26, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar pulled out of his fight against Shane Carwin due to an illness that kept him from training.[6] The UFC therefore had the Ortiz v. Griffin fight headline the UFC 106 card.[7]

Previously announced match-ups of John Howard vs. Dennis Hallman[8] and Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida[9] were moved to The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale[10] and UFC 107[11] respectively.

Tom Lawlor was originally scheduled to fight at UFC 106 but he was moved to UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz.[12]

Jon Fitch was originally set to fight Ricardo Almeida but Almeida was forced off the card with a knee injury. Fitch was moved to the UFC 107 card to fight Mike Pierce.[13]

Dana White confirmed on November 19 that Karo Parisyan had pulled out of his fight against Dustin Hazelett for undisclosed reasons. Hazelett was paid his full purse including show and win.[14] As a result, the fight between Paulo Thiago and Jacob Volkmann was promoted to the main card.[15]


Preliminary card (non-televised)

Sotiropoulos defeated Dent via submission (armbar) at 4:36 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Grove vs. Rosholt fight. This bout also aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Griffin vs. Ortiz fight.
Uno and Camoes fought to a majority draw after three rounds. The judges scored the fight 29–27 (Uno), 28–28 and 28–28. A point deduction was given to Camoes for illegal kicks to the head of Uno.
Foster defeated Larson via TKO (strikes) at 3:25 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Saunders vs. Davis fight.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Grove defeated Rosholt via submission (triangle choke) at 3:59 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Thiago vs. Volkmann fight.
Saunders defeated Davis via KO (knee) at 3:24 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Cane vs. Nogueira fight.

Main card

Sadollah defeated Baroni via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
Nogueira defeated Cane via TKO (punches) 1:58 in round 1.
Thiago defeated Volkmann via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Koscheck defeated Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) 4:47 in round 2.
Griffin defeated Ortiz via split decision (28–29, 30–27, 29–28)

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $70,000 bonuses.[16]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Josh Koscheck vs. United States Anthony Johnson
  • Knockout of the Night: Brazil Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Submission of the Night: United States Josh Koscheck

Reported payout

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[17]

  • Forrest Griffin: $350,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz: $250,000
  • Josh Koscheck: $106,000 ($53,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Johnson: $17,000
  • Paulo Thiago: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann: $6,000
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $100,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Cane: $19,000
  • Amir Sadollah: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni: $25,000
  • Ben Saunders: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $27,000
  • Kendall Grove: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus) def. Jake Rosholt: $15,000
  • Brian Foster: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Brock Larson: $26,000
  • Caol Uno: $20,000 vs. Fabricio Camoes: $10,000 ^
  • George Sotiropoulos: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Jason Dent: $8,000

^ Both fighters earned show money; bout declared majority draw.


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