UFC 95

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UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
A poster or logo for UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date February 21, 2009
Venue The O2 Arena
City London, United Kingdom
Attendance 13,268[1]
Total gate $1,000,000 (approximate)[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine

UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on February 21, 2009 at The O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

The event was broadcast live for viewers in Europe and Canada and later tape delayed for U.S. viewers on Spike.[2] The bout was headlined by season one and two winners of The Ultimate Fighter.

Neil Grove was originally scheduled to face Justin McCully, but the bout was cancelled when McCully withdrew from the fight. Grove instead faced Mike Ciesnolevicz.[3]

Per Eklund was originally scheduled to face David Baron, but the bout was cancelled when Baron withdrew from the fight. Eklund instead faced Evan Dunham.[3]

Terry Etim was originally scheduled to face Justin Buchholz, but the bout was cancelled when Buchholz had a staph infection. He was replaced by UFC newcomer Brian Cobb.[3]

The event drew an average of 2.4 million viewers on Spike TV.[4]

Results[edit]

Main card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Diego Sanchez def. Joe Stevenson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. Wilson Gouveia TKO (knee and punches) 3 3:10
Middleweight Demian Maia def. Chael Sonnen Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:37
Welterweight Dan Hardy def. Rory Markham KO (punch) 1 1:09
Welterweight Paulo Thiago def. Josh Koscheck TKO (punches) 1 3:29
Preliminary card
Lightweight Terry Etim def. Brian Cobb TKO (head kick and punches) 2 0:10 [a]
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Stefan Struve TKO (punches) 1 0:54 [b]
Lightweight Evan Dunham def. Per Eklund KO (punches) 1 2:14 [c]
Heavyweight Mike Ciesnolevicz def. Neil Grove Submission (inverted heel hook) 1 1:03 [d]
Welterweight Paul Kelly def. Troy Mandaloniz Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Marquardt vs. Gouveia fight.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Maia vs. Sonnen fight.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Hardy vs. Markham fight.
  4. ^ This bout aired last on the live broadcast following the Kelly vs. Mandaloniz fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[5]

  • Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Stevenson
  • Knockout of the Night: Paulo Thiago
  • Submission of the Night: Demian Maia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC 95 Delivers $1 Million U.S. and Strong Attendance". Mmaweekly. Retrieved 2009-02-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "UFC 95 Sanchez vs. Stevenson". UFC.com. Retrieved February 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "UFC 95 - Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts". tapology.com. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  4. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/14090/spike-tvs-ufc-95-broadcast-peaks-with-three-million-viewers.mma
  5. ^ "Four top performers earn $40K UFC 95 bonuses". MMAjunkie.com. February 21, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 

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