UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson

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UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson
UFC Sacramento poster.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17)
Venue Golden 1 Center
City Sacramento, California
Attendance 10,525[1]
Total gate $1,238,992[1]
Event chronology
UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson (also known as UFC on Fox 22) was a mixed martial arts event promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and held on December 17, 2016, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.[2]


After previously contesting four events in Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena, this was the first for the promotion at the newly-built venue.[2]

A women's bout between Paige VanZant and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson served as the event headliner.[3]

The event featured the final fight of former WEC Featherweight Champion and UFC Bantamweight Championship title challenger Urijah Faber, as he faced Brad Pickett.[4]

As a result of the cancellation of UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn, bouts between James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono and Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota were rescheduled for this event.[5][6]

The event was televised on Fox, averaging 3.2 million viewers.[7]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Strawweight Michelle Waterson def. Paige VanZant Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:21
Welterweight Mickey Gall def. Sage Northcutt Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:40
Bantamweight Urijah Faber def. Brad Pickett Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alan Jouban def. Mike Perry Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig def. Henrique da Silva Submission (armbar) 2 1:59
Featherweight Mizuto Hirota def. Cole Miller Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Colby Covington def. Bryan Barberena Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Morono def. James Moontasri Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Josh Emmett def. Scott Holtzman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Leslie Smith def. Irene Aldana Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def. Takeya Mizugaki TKO (punches) 1 3:04
Flyweight Hector Sandoval def. Fredy Serrano Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sultan Aliev def. Bojan Veličković Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00


Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana
  • Performance of the Night: Michelle Waterson and Paul Craig

Reported payout

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the California State Athletic Commission. The total fighter payout for the event was $1,084,000. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Michelle Waterson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Paige VanZant: $43,000
  • Mickey Gall: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Sage Northcutt: $60,000
  • Urijah Faber: $320,000 (includes $160,000 win bonus) def. Brad Pickett: $40,000
  • Alan Jouban: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Mike Perry: $14,000
  • Paul Craig: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Luis Henrique da Silva: $14,000
  • Mizuto Hirota: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Cole Miller: $33,000
  • Colby Covington: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Bryan Barberena: $20,000
  • Alex Morono: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. James Moontasri: $16,000
  • Josh Emmett: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Scott Holtzman: $17,000
  • Leslie Smith: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Irene Aldana: $12,000
  • Eddie Wineland: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000
  • Hector Sandoval: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Fredy Serrano: $12,000
  • Sultan Aliev: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Bojan Veličković: $12,000

See also


  1. ^ a b Staff (2017-01-29). "UFC on FOX 22 draws attendance of 10,525 for $1,238,992 gate". venuestoday.com. Archived from the original on 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  2. ^ a b Andy Furillo (2016-08-19). "Timing up with tonight's UFC 202, Golden 1 Center may see local fighters". sacbee.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  3. ^ Staff (2016-10-12). "Paige VanZant headlines UFC on FOX 22 against Michelle Waterson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  4. ^ Staff (2016-10-24). "Retirement awaits: UFC-WEC vet Urijah Faber says next fight will be his last". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  5. ^ Brian Martin (2016-10-17). "James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono added to UFC on Fox 22". whittierdailynews.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  6. ^ Staff (2016-11-21). "Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota joins UFC on FOX 22 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  7. ^ Audience Analysis: Fox Scores Best UFC Viewership Figure Since April '13 – Austin Karp, Sports Business Daily, 23 December 2016
  8. ^ "UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  9. ^ Staff (2016-12-17). "UFC on FOX 22 bonuses: Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana nabs 'Fight of the Night' honors". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-12-18). "UFC on FOX 22 salaries: Urijah Faber ($320K), Sage Northcutt ($60K) earn top payouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
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