UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar
UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on November 15, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event featured the return of UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture versus Brock Lesnar in a title bout.
Amir Sadollah withdrew from his fight against Nick Catone due to a leg infection. A replacement for Sadollah could not be found, therefore the middleweight bout was scrubbed from the card. A welterweight match between Dustin Hazelett and Tamdan McCrory, previously scheduled for the preliminary card, was moved to the main card.
Unlike most UFC fight cards, every bout was aired on the PPV broadcast due to the speed of the main card bouts.
|Welterweight||Matt Brown||Ryan Thomas||Submission (Armbar)||2||0:57|
|Lightweight||Mark Bocek||Alvin Robinson||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||3||3:16|
|Lightweight||Jeremy Stephens||Rafael dos Anjos||KO (Punches)||3||0:39||Stephens won Knockout of the Night Honors|
|Lightweight||Aaron Riley||Jorge Gurgel||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||Won Fight of the Night Honors|
|Middleweight||Demian Maia||Nate Quarry||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||2:13|
|Heavyweight||Gabriel Gonzaga||Josh Hendricks||KO (Punches)||1||1:01|
|Welterweight||Dustin Hazelett||Tamdan McCrory||Submission (Reverse Armbar)||1||3:59||Hazelett won Submission of the Night Honors|
|Lightweight||Kenny Florian||Joe Stevenson||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||4:03|
|Heavyweight||Brock Lesnar||Randy Couture||TKO (Punches)||2||3:07||Lesnar won UFC Heavyweight Championship|
Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses
- Fight of the Night: Aaron Riley and Jorge Gurgel
- Knockout of the Night: Jeremy Stephens
- Submission of the Night: Dustin Hazelett
The total payroll for the event was $1,118,000.
- Brock Lesnar: $450,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Randy Couture: $250,000
- Kenny Florian: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Joe Stevenson: $35,000
- Dustin Hazelett: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. Tamdan McCrory: $10,000
- Gabriel Gonzaga: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus) def. Josh Hendricks: $8,000
- Demian Maia: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Nate Quarry: $25,000
- Aaron Riley: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Gurgel: $10,000
- Jeremy Stephens: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Rafael dos Anjos: $4,000
- Mark Bocek: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Alvin Robinson: $7,000
- Matt Brown $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Thomas: $3,000