UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on March 27, 2010 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, United States.[3]

UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy
UFC 111 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 27, 2010
VenuePrudential Center
CityNewark, New Jersey
Total gate$4,000,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi


The UFC Primetime series returned to build up the UFC Welterweight Championship fight between GSP and Dan Hardy.[4] It was the first time a British fighter had ever fought for a UFC title.

Martin Kampmann was originally set to fight Ben Saunders, but Kampmann was replaced by Jake Ellenberger, due to a deep cut suffered in training by Kampmann.[5]

Ricardo Funch was forced to pull out of a fight against Matthew Riddle for an undisclosed reason. UFC newcomer Greg Soto was his replacement.[6]

Spike TV broadcast three preliminary bouts one hour before the live PPV broadcast began.[7]

This event was seen in movie theaters throughout the United States via National CineMedia's Fathom event distribution service.[8] Also, it was shown at the Cineplex Odeon chain in Canada.[9]

On March 10, 2010 it was announced that the event was officially sold out.[10]

There was also some controversy that the UFC airbrushed Hardy's tattoo which reads "om mani padme hum" for their promotional poster. UFC president Dana White later admitted that this was done so as to not provoke the Chinese government.[11]

On March 25, 2010 Thiago Alves was removed from the card due to brain irregularity from a pre-fight CAT scan.[12] After learning of the removal, Ben Saunders, who was scheduled to fight Jake Ellenberger, requested Alves's opponent, Jon Fitch, and subsequently replaced Ellenberger on the card. As a result, Ellenberger did not compete but received his "show" and "win" money to make up for the last minute switch.[13] The fight between Kurt Pellegrino and Fabricio Camoes was moved up to the main card as a result of the cancellation.

On March 26 at the official weigh-ins, Rory Markham weighed 177 lb. He forfeited $1,000 (12.5% of his purse) to Nate Diaz.[14]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre (c) def. Dan Hardy Decision (unanimous) (50–43, 50–44, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Shane Carwin def. Frank Mir KO (punches) 1 3:48 [b]
Lightweight Kurt Pellegrino def. Fabricio Camoes Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:20
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Ben Saunders Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Mark Bocek Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Catchweight (177 lb) Nate Diaz def. Rory Markham TKO (punches) 1 2:47
Welterweight Ricardo Almeida def. Matt Brown Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:30
Preliminary card
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def. Tomasz Drwal Submission (heel hook) 1 0:45 [c]
Light Heavyweight Jared Hamman def. Rodney Wallace Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matthew Riddle def. Greg Soto Disqualification (illegal upkick) 3 1:30
  1. ^ For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  3. ^ Palhares was suspended for 90 days following the fight for failing to release the submission after the stoppage.

Bonus awardsEdit

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses:[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
  • Knockout of the Night: Shane Carwin
  • Submission of the Night: Kurt Pellegrino

Television ratingEdit

The preliminary bouts shown on Spike TV at 9 pm EST drew a series-low of 1.2 million viewers, and coincided with the Elite Eight round of the NCAA basketball tournament.[16]


  1. ^ a b "New Jersey's UFC 111 event draws 17,000 attendance and $4 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. March 28, 2010.
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/[dead link]
  3. ^ "UFC 111". ufc.com. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-11-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Kampmann out of UFC 111, Ellenberger faces Saunders at UFC 111". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-28. Retrieved 2010-02-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Spike's "UFC Prelim" broadcast returns for "UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy" in March | MMAjunkie.com". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-17.
  8. ^ http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=78746
  9. ^ http://www.cineplex.com/Events/UFC.aspx
  10. ^ http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=79125
  11. ^ "Cagewriter".
  12. ^ "Alves out of UFC 111 due to failed CT scan, Pellegrino vs. Camoes promoted to PPV | MMAjunkie.com". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27.
  13. ^ "Jon Fitch replaces Jake Ellenberger, meets Ben Saunders on UFC 111 main card | MMAjunkie.com". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-26.
  14. ^ "The Weekly Wrap: March 27 - April 2 - Top Story".
  15. ^ "UFC 111 bonuses: Carwin, Pellegrino, Hamman and Wallace earn $65K each". MMAjunkie. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  16. ^ "UFC 111's "UFC Prelims" broadcast draws 1.2 million viewers, ratings dip". MMAjunkie.com. March 30, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010.

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