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UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
UFC 143 fight poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date February 4, 2012
Venue Mandalay Bay Events Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 9,015[1]
Total gate $2,400,000[1]
Buyrate 400,000
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit was a mixed martial arts event organized by Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 4, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


An episode of UFC Primetime returned to promote the main event.[2]

Georges St-Pierre was originally scheduled to defend his title in the Welterweight division against Nick Diaz in the main event. However, on December 7, 2011 it was revealed that St-Pierre was injured and could not fight. Diaz instead faced Carlos Condit.[3] The original opponent for Condit, Josh Koscheck, faced Mike Pierce at this event.[4]

Erik Koch was expected to fight with Dustin Poirier, but was injured and was to be replaced by Ricardo Lamas.[5] However, Lamas ended up injured as well and was replaced by future UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway who made his UFC debut in this event.[6]

Amir Sadollah was scheduled to fight Jorge Lopez at the event, but due to an injury was replaced by Matthew Riddle.[7]

Justin Edwards was expected to face Stephen Thompson, but was injured and replaced by Daniel Stittgen.[8]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Carlos Condit def. Nick Diaz Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Josh Koscheck def. Mike Pierce Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Renan Barão def. Scott Jorgensen Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Ed Herman def. Clifford Starks Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:43
Preliminary card (FX)
Featherweight Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway Submission (triangle armbar) 1 3:23
Bantamweight Edwin Figueroa def. Alex Caceres Decision (split) (28–27, 27–28, 28–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Matt Brown def. Chris Cope KO (punches) 2 1:19
Welterweight Matt Riddle def. Henry Martinez Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Middleweight Rafael Natal def. Michael Kuiper Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Stephen Thompson def. Dan Stittgen KO (head kick) 1 4:13
  1. ^ For the Interim Welterweight Championship.
  2. ^ Caceres had 2 points deducted in round 2 for a second kick to the groin.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Fabrício Werdum vs. Roy Nelson
  • Submission of the Night: Dustin Poirier
  • Knockout of the Night: Stephen Thompson

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 and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Carlos Condit: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Nick Diaz: $200,000
  • Fabrício Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Roy Nelson: $20,000
  • Josh Koscheck: $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pierce: $20,000
  • Renan Barão: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
  • Ed Herman: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Clifford Starks: $8,000
  • Dustin Poirier: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) vs. Max Holloway: $6,000
  • Edwin Figueroa: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Alex Caceres: $8,000
  • Matt Brown: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Chris Cope: $8,000
  • Matt Riddle: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Henry Martinez: $6,000
  • Rafael Natal: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Michael Kuiper: $6,000
  • Stephen Thompson: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Dan Stittgen: $6,000

See also


  1. ^ a b "UFC 143 officially draws 9,015 attendance for $2.4 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. February 13, 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "'UFC Primetime' debuts on FX for 'UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit'". mmajunkie.com. January 2, 2012. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Champ St-Pierre injured, Diaz vs. Condit for interim title at UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. December 7, 2011. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "UFC confirms Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce for UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. December 9, 2011. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Replacement Ricardo Lamas meets Dustin Poirier at UFC 143 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. December 21, 2011. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "Newcomer Max Holloway steps in to meet Dustin Poirer at UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. January 5, 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  7. ^ "Amir Sadollah out, Matt Riddle in against Jorge Lopez at UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. January 3, 2012. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "Justin Edwards injured, Dan Stittgen faces Stephen Thompson at UFC 143". mmajunkie.com. January 19, 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  9. ^ "UFC 143 bonuses: Thompson, Poirier, Werdum and Nelson earn $65K awards". mmajunkie.com. February 5, 2012. Archived from the original on February 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "UFC 143 salaries: Diaz ($200K) and Koscheck ($146K) earn top paydays". mmajunkie.com. August 6, 2012.
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