Found August 07, 2012 on
Breaking News: Americans love them some 2012 Summer Olympics. Although the four featured fights in Saturday’s live “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera” broadcast hosted a spectacular show, the Octagon’s fourth foray on FOX garnered just 2.4 million viewers. According to TVByTheNumbers, 28 million fans flipped the dial to catch NBC’s tape-delayed Olympics when FOX peaked during the 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT time slot. May’s “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs Miller” event averaged the same 2.4 million viewers for FOX. The organization’s second primetime television card, January’s “UFC on FOX: Evans vs. Davis” event, featured three bouts and averaged 4.7 million fans. The UFC’s debut on FOX only aired one contest, but garnered an average of 5.7 million viewers. The November event peaked at 8.8 million during the 64-second shootout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. This past Saturday’s festivities featured a pair of light heavyweight top contender bouts. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) battled Brandon Vera in the night’s featured attraction, while Lyoto Machida met Ryan Bader in the co-main event. Whoever posted the most impressive victory earned next dibs at the 205-pound crown. UFC president Dana White ultimately decided Machida’s 2ndRound knockout trumped Shogun’s 4thRound TKO win.

‘UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera” extravaganza. Although his 4thRound TKO victory over Brandon Vera in the show’s featured attraction wasn’t good enough to earn top contender status, light heavyweight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) still left...

Brandon Vera Has a Special Gift for His Haters

Brandon Vera (Pictured) was handed a golden opportunity that could have lead to a shot at UFC gold had he beaten Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Although Vera came up short, his stock skyrocketed because he went circa 2005 to bring back “The Truth.” Several factors motivated Vera heading into Saturday’s shootout, specifically his detractors who provided plenty of bulletin board...

‘UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera’ Medical Suspensions Issued

The California State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 11 athletes who competed in this past Saturday’s “UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera” event. Despite posting a vicious 2ndRound knockout victory, Mike Swick (Pictured) was issued a substantial ban. The welterweight, Jamie Varner and Oli Thompson could each be riding the pine for up to 180 days. However, they can all...

UFC on FOX 4 Shogun vs Vera Full Results

Main Card (Fox) Weight Class Winner Loser Method Round Time Notes Light Heavyweight  Maurício Rua def.  Brandon Vera TKO (punches) 4 4:09 Light Heavyweight  Lyoto Machida def.  Ryan Bader KO (punches) 2 1:32 Lightweight  Joe Lauzon def.  Jamie Varner Submission (triangle choke) 3 2:24 Welterweight  Mike Swick def.  DaMarques Johnson KO (punches) 2 1:20 Preliminary [...]

UFC on Fox: Shogun vs Vera Fighter Salaries

Lyoto Machida might have gotten the title shot, but Shogun Rua walked away with more cash.  Rua was the top earner at last Saturday's UFC on Fox: Shogun vs Vera.  Here are the fighter salary info from the event according to the California State Athletic Commission (but big up to MMA Mania for publishing it since the CSAC didn't e-mail it to me for some reason). Mauricio...

Memo to Brandon Vera: You lost!

I have been reading a lot of praise for Brandon Vera and his performance in his fight against Mauricio Shogun Rua…from Brandon Vera. Vera is very proud of the fight and feels that he has proven himself but for what, I am still trying to figure out.

UFC on Fox 4 & UFC on Fuel TV Prelims Ratings

Reports came on on Tuesday that UFC on Fox 4 averaged 2.4 million viewers during its Saturday night broadcast from Staples Center in Los Angeles. The viewership matches the numbers that UFC on Fox 3, which took place May 5 at Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J, brought in. UFC on Fox 4 was headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between former champion Mauricio Rua and Brandon...

Backstage Video from ‘UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera’

One of the best things about having Octagon events on back-to-back weekends – outside of having two mixed martial arts shows within a seven-day span, of course – is that UFC president Dana White’s (Pictured) video blogs recap the previous card while it’s still fresh in your memory banks. In White’s latest footage, he takes fans behind the curtain to see what went down...
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