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FOTN: Stann vs Massenzio
KOTN: Takanori Gomi
SOTN: Charles Oliveira

SAN DIEGO – Takanori Gomi, Charles Oliveira, Brian Stann and Mike Massenzio each earned $40,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Sunday's UFC on Versus 2 event.

Gomi earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Oliveira picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Stann and Massenzio earned "Fight of the Night" honors.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the award winners and bonus amounts while at the UFC on Versus 2 post-event press conference.

UFC on Versus 2 took place in front of 8,132 fans at the San Diego Sports Arena in California. The night's main card aired on Versus.

Gomi, the only bonus winner from the night's main card, earned his award for a vicious, 64-second knockout of longtime lightweight contender Tyson Griffin. The victory, which was Gomi's first in the UFC, came courtesy of a well-placed right cross that sent Griffin face first into the mat.

Oliveira, meanwhile, earned his award for a quick and efficient first-round victory over fellow lightweight Darren Elkins. After Elkins' early takedown, Oliveira slapped on a triangle choke, blocked an escape attempt, and then swiftly moved into an armbar that prompted a tap-out just 41 seconds into the first round. Although part of the night's untelevised preliminary card, the fight was shown via delay on the night's Versus broadcast.

Finally, Stann and Massenzio picked up "Fight of the Night" honors after a rousing preliminary-card bout. Stann, a former WEC champ, split the first two rounds with his game opponent before taking control in the third. With the round spent mostly on the mat, Stann fired off multiple triangle-choke attempts before finally prompting the tap-out on his third try at the submission. The submission win came at the 3:10 mark of the final frame.
SAN DIEGO – The UFC's second-ever event on Versus, "UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko" drew an enthusiastic crowd of 8,132 attendees for a live gate of $489,685 according to UFC officials.

The Aug. 1 event, which featured a light heavyweight main event between blossoming contender Jon Jones and veteran stalwart Vladimir Matyushenko, took place at the San Diego Sports Arena in California.

The event was the UFC's second trip to San Diego, though the first visit in 2006 was a private function for the armed forces at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

A rare Sunday night event for the UFC, the attendance figure represented an increase of of 1,689 attendees (26.21 percent) from the 6,443 fans that attended the sold-out UFC on Versus 1 event in Broomfield, Colo., held in March and also headlined by Jones.

Despite the increase in attendance, the revenue figure actually represented a drop of $78,440 (13.80 percent) from the $568,125 earned at UFC on Versus 1.

Of course, the figures likely represent a minor success in the eyes of UFC brass, who were forced to make the difficult decision to relocate UFC on Versus 2 from its original location of Salt Lake City due to poor ticket sales just seven weeks prior to the event.

While the total number of comp tickets was not revealed, the average revenue per ticket for UFC on Versus 2 based on the reported figures is $60.22.

The California State Athletic Commission will reveal official figures within the next several days
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