UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi

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UFC Fight Night: Muñoz vs. Mousasi
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Muñoz vs. Mousasi.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31)
Venue O2 World
City Berlin, Germany
Attendance 8,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw UFC Fight Night: Muñoz vs. Mousasi The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado

UFC Fight Night: Muñoz vs. Mousasi (also known as UFC Fight Night 41) was a mixed martial arts event held on May 31, 2014 at O2 World in Berlin, Germany.[2]

Background[edit]

The event was the first that the organization had hosted in Berlin, and third in Germany following UFC 99 and UFC 122 in 2009 and 2010.

The event was the first of two that took place on May 31, 2014, with The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado being the other making it only the second time in UFC history that they have hosted two events in one day.

The card was headlined by a middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and Mark Muñoz.[3]

Thiago Tavares was expected to face Tom Niinimäki at the event. However, Tavares pulled out of the bout citing an injured thigh and was replaced by promotional newcomer Niklas Bäckström.[4][5]

The octagon's canvas was exceptionally lacking sponsor logos, due to the Berlin event's canvas having been unintentionally shipped to São Paulo's event.[6]

In a rare move following the event, no single fight was honored as Fight of the Night. Instead, four separate fighters were given Performance of the Night bonus awards.[7]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Mark Muñoz Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:57
Middleweight C.B. Dollaway def. Francis Carmont Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Sean Strickland def. Luke Barnatt Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Niklas Bäckström def. Tom Niinimäki Submission (bulldog choke) 1 4:15
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Nick Hein def. Drew Dober Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Magnus Cedenblad def. Krzysztof Jotko Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:59
Bantamweight Iuri Alcantara def. Vaughan Lee KO (punches) 1 0:25
Welterweight Peter Sobotta def. Pawel Pawlak Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Maximo Blanco def. Andy Ogle Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov def. Viktor Pešta Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[7]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Magnus Cedenblad, Niklas Bäckström, C.B. Dollaway and Gegard Mousasi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (May 31, 2014). "After drawing 8,000 fans, UFC targeting May 2015 return to Berlin". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Staff (2014-03-06). "UFC heads to Berlin for UFC Fight Night 41, part of dual-event day on May 31". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  3. ^ Staff (2014-03-20). "Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Munoz set for UFC Fight Night 41 main event in Berlin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  4. ^ Staff (2014-05-14). "Thiago Tavares Injured, Tom Niinimäki Awaiting New Opponent for UFC Berlin". mmaviking.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  5. ^ Ryan O'Leary (2014-05-15). "Bäckström Versus Niinimäki Booked for UFC Berlin". mmaviking.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  6. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-06-01). "UFC didn't know it had wrong canvas until unwrapped for UFC Fight Night 41". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  7. ^ a b Staff (2014-05-31). "UFC Fight Night 41 bonuses: No 'Fight of the Night' awards issued". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Muñoz vs. Mousasi". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-03-18.