UFC 166

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UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
A poster or logo for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 19, 2013
Venue Toyota Center
City Houston, Texas
Attendance 17,238[1]
Total gate $2.5 million[1]
Buyrate 330,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 was a mixed martial arts event held on October 19, 2013, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.[3]

Background[edit]

The main event was a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior dos Santos.[3][4] The two have split their two previous encounters with Dos Santos winning the first bout via first round knockout at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos and then Velasquez winning the rematch via unanimous decision at UFC 155.

A bout between George Roop and Francisco Rivera was scheduled for this card, but was moved to UFC Fight Night 31 and replaced by Sarah Kaufman vs. Jessica Eye.[5]

Matt Grice was expected to face Jeremy Larsen at the event. However, Grice was forced out of the bout after sustaining serious injuries in a September 8 car accident in his home state of Oklahoma.[6] Grice was replaced by Charles Oliveira who also lost his original opponent, Estevan Payan, due to injury.[7] Subsequently on October 5, Oliveira pulled out of the Larsen bout citing a strained thigh muscle.[8] Larsen instead faced promotional newcomer Andre Fili.[9]

Luke Rockhold was expected to face Tim Boetsch at the event. However, Rockhold was forced out of the bout citing a knee injury and was replaced by C.B. Dollaway.[10]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez (c) def. Junior dos Santos TKO (punches) 5 3:09 [a]
Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez def. Diego Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga def. Shawn Jordan KO (punches) 1 1:33
Flyweight John Dodson def. Darrell Montague KO (punch) 1 4:13
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Middleweight Tim Boetsch def. C.B. Dollaway Decision (split) (30-26, 27-29, 30-26) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Hector Lombard def. Nate Marquardt KO (punches) 1 1:48
Women's Bantamweight Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman No Decision 3 5:00 [c]
Lightweight KJ Noons def. George Sotiropoulos Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook/Youtube)
Welterweight Adlan Amagov def. TJ Waldburger KO (punches) 1 3:00
Lightweight Tony Ferguson def. Mike Rio Submission (d'arce choke) 1 1:52
Catchweight (148.5 lbs) Andre Fili def. Jeremy Larsen TKO (punches) 2 0:53
Bantamweight Kyoji Horiguchi def. Dustin Pague TKO (punches) 2 3:51
  1. ^ For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Dollaway had one point deducted in round 3 for multiple eye pokes.
  3. ^ Overturned by Texas Athletic Commission. Originally Eye won via decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

[11]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[12]

  • Fight of The Night: Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Knockout of The Night: John Dodson
  • Submission of the Night: Tony Ferguson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC 166 draws reported 17,238 attendance for $2.5 million live gate". MMA Junkie. October 20, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pay Per View". MMAPayout.com. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ a b Mike Bohn (2013-06-13). "Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos 3 trilogy fight announced for UFC 166 in October". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  4. ^ Brett Okamoto (2013-07-01). "Velasquez, dos Santos To Fight For Third Time". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  5. ^ Staff (2013-08-23). "UFC 166 adds Eye vs. Kaufman, sends Rivera vs. Roop to UFC Fight Night 31". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  6. ^ Staff (2013-09-09). "UFC's Matt Grice hospitalized after overnight car accident". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-09-10). "With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  8. ^ Thomas Myers (2013-10-05). "Charles Oliveira injured, removed from UFC 166 fight card in Houston". MMAMania.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  9. ^ Staff (2013-10-07). "UFC signs Andre Fili to meet Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 in Houston". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  10. ^ Staff (2013-09-18). "Luke Rockhold out, C.B. Dollaway meets Tim Boetsch at UFC 166". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  11. ^ "UFC® 166:UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  12. ^ Staff. "UFC 166 bonuses: Melendez, Sanchez, Dodson and Ferguson win $60,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.