|UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt|
A poster or logo for UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||November 15, 2014|
|Venue||Arena Ciudad de México|
|City||Mexico City, Mexico|
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Fabrício Werdum. However, on October 21, it was announced that Velasquez was forced to pull out of the bout due to an injured knee and was replaced by Mark Hunt. That also changed the originally planned title fight into an interim title bout.
Norman Parke was expected to face Diego Sanchez at the event. However, Parke pulled out of the bout in early October citing a knee injury and was briefly replaced by Joe Lauzon. In turn, injuries to both Sanchez and Lauzon led to the pairing being scrapped altogether.
Erik Perez was expected to face Marcus Brimage at the event. However, Perez pulled out of the bout due to a shoulder injury. In turn, Brimage was then pulled from the card as well and was subsequently matched up with Jumabieke Tuerxun at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping.
Two announced bouts between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America contestants Masio Fullen vs. Alexander Torres and Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler, previously linked to this event were postponed and will be re-scheduled at future events.
|Heavyweight||Fabrício Werdum||def.||Mark Hunt||TKO (flying knee and punches)||2||2:27||[a]|
|Welterweight||Kelvin Gastelum||def.||Jake Ellenberger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||4:46|
|Featherweight||Ricardo Lamas||def.||Dennis Bermudez||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||3:18|
|Welterweight||Augusto Montaño||def.||Chris Heatherly||TKO (knees)||1||4:50|
|Welterweight||Héctor Urbina||def.||Edgar García||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||3:38|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Featherweight||Yair Rodríguez||def.||Leonardo Morales||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00||[b]|
|Bantamweight||Alejandro Pérez||def.||José Alberto Quiñonez||Decision (unanimous) (29–26, 29–26, 28–27)||3||5:00||[c]|
|Women's Bantamweight||Jessica Eye||def.||Leslie Smith||TKO (doctor stoppage)||2||1:30|
|Featherweight||Gabriel Benítez||def.||Humberto Brown||Technical Submission (standing guillotine choke)||3||0:30|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Henry Briones||def.||Guido Cannetti||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:44|
|Bantamweight||Marco Beltrán||def.||Marlon Vera||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
- For the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.
- The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Featherweight Final
- The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Bantamweight Final; Quiñonez was docked two points in round 3 due to a headbutt.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti
- Performance of the Night: Fabrício Werdum and Kelvin Gastelum
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