UFC 172

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UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
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A poster or logo for UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 26, 2014 (2014-04-26)
Venue Baltimore Arena
City Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance 13,485[1]
Total gate $2.3 million[1]
Buyrate 350,000 [2]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 26, 2014, at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.[3]

Background[edit]

A Light Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, briefly linked as the event headliner at UFC 169,[4]UFC 170[5] and UFC 171[6][7] served as the main event.

Danny Castillo was expected to face Isaac Vallie-Flagg at this event. However, Castillo was replaced by Takanori Gomi and instead fought Charlie Brenneman.[8][9]

Tarec Saffiedine was originally scheduled to face Jake Ellenberger in a welterweight bout, but withdrew due to a back injury. As a result, Ellenberger was removed from the card and was rescheduled to face Robbie Lawler at UFC 173.[10]

Just one week before the event, Bobby Green suffered an injury and was forced off of the card.[11] Yancy Medeiros, who was supposed to fight Joe Ellenberger, stepped in and faced Green's original opponent Jim Miller.[12] Ellenberger was expected to face returning veteran Vagner Rocha.[13] Subsequently, just days after accepting the bout, Rocha injured himself in the week leading up to the event. With no time to find a suitable replacement, Ellenberger was pulled from the card as well.[14]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Glover Teixeira Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson def. Phil Davis Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Luke Rockhold def. Tim Boetsch Submission (inverted triangle kimura) 1 2:08
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Yancy Medeiros Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:18
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Andre Fili Submission (guillotine choke) 3 3:39
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez def. Tim Elliott Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:08
Lightweight Takanori Gomi def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Bethe Correia def. Jessamyn Duke Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Danny Castillo def. Charlie Brenneman KO (punch) 2 0:21
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Chris Beal def. Patrick Williams KO (flying knee) 2 1:51

[15]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[16]

  • Fight of the Night: Takanori Gomi vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
  • Performance of the Night: Joseph Benavidez and Chris Beal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC 172 draws 13,485 attendance for $2.3 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. April 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view". mmapayout.com. June 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Matt Erickson. "Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira set for April 26 at UFC 172 in Baltimore". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ Staff. "Don Johnson-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff. "Champ Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira headlines February’s UFC 170". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  6. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira headlines UFC 171 in Dallas". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dann Stupp. "Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira title fight moved to UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  8. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-03-04). "The Fireball Kid Returns in April". UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  9. ^ Staff (2014-03-05). "Danny Castillo rebooked against Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  10. ^ John Morgan (2014-03-28). "With Saffiedine injured, Ellenberger vs. Lawler booked for UFC 173". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ "Bobby Green out of UFC 172 vs. Jim Miller, UFC seeking replacement". MMAjunkie.com. April 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ Steven Marrocco (April 19, 2014). "Source: Yancy Meideiros steps in to fight Jim Miller at UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. 
  13. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (April 20, 2014). "Vagner Rocha vs. Joe Ellenberger being targeted for UFC 172". mmafighting.com. 
  14. ^ Staff (April 23, 2014). "Vagner Rocha hurt, UFC 172 bout with Joe Ellenberger scrapped". MMAjunkie.com. 
  15. ^ "UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  16. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-04-27). "UFC 172 bonuses: Gomi, Vallie-Flagg, Benavidez, Beal win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-27.