UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt

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UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt
Almeida vs. Garbrandt.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMay 29, 2016
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Total gate$359,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2

UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt (also known as UFC Fight Night 88) was a mixed martial arts event held on May 29, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2][3]


A bantamweight bout between top undefeated prospects Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt headlined the event.[2]

Keith Berish was very briefly linked to a bout with Jake Collier at the event. However, Berish pulled out due to injury on March 31 and was replaced by UFC newcomer Alberto Uda.[4]

Joe Proctor was expected to face Erik Koch at the event. However, Proctor pulled out of the fight on April 21 citing injury and was replaced by Shane Campbell.[5]

Carlos Diego Ferreira was expected to face Abel Trujillo, but was pulled from the event on May 13 due to a potential USADA anti-doping violation stemming from a recent out-of-competition sample collection. In accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Ferreira has received a provisional suspension. Additional violation information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.[6] He was replaced by UFC newcomer Jordan Rinaldi.[7]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt def. Thomas Almeida KO (punches) 1 2:53
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens def. Renan Barão Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Rick Story def. Tarec Saffiedine Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Chris Camozzi def. Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Lorenz Larkin def. Jorge Masvidal Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Paul Felder def. Josh Burkman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Women's Bantamweight Sara McMann def. Jessica Eye Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Abel Trujillo def. Jordan Rinaldi Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jake Collier def. Alberto Uda TKO (knee and spinning back kick to the body) 2 1:06
Lightweight Erik Koch def. Shane Campbell Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:02
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Bryan Caraway def. Aljamain Sterling Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Adam Milstead def. Chris de la Rocha TKO (punches) 2 4:01


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Jeremy Stephens vs. Renan Barão
  • Performance of the Night: Cody Garbrandt and Jake Collier

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Cody Garbrandt: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Thomas Almeida: $25,000
  • Jeremy Stephens: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Renan Barão: $50,000
  • Rick Story: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus) def. Tarec Saffiedine: $37,000
  • Chris Camozzi: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Vitor Miranda: $18,000
  • Lorenz Larkin: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Masvidal: $57,000
  • Paul Felder: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $48,000
  • Sara McMann: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Eye: $25,000
  • Abel Trujillo: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Rinaldi: $10,000
  • Jake Collier: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Alberto Uda: $10,000
  • Erik Koch: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Shane Campbell: $15,000
  • Bryan Caraway: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Aljamain Sterling: $30,000
  • Adam Milstead: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris De La Rocha: $10,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2016-05-30). "UFC Fight Night 88 draws announced attendance of 5,193 for $359,000 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2016-03-18). "Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt being targeted for UFC Fight Night 88 main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2016-03-19). "Almeida-Garbrandt headlines May 29 event in Las Vegas". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-03-31). "Undefeated Alberto Uda signs with the UFC, replaces Keith Berish vs. Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 88". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  5. ^ Staff (2016-04-21). "Shane Campbell replaces Joe Proctor, meets Erik Koch at UFC Fight 88". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  6. ^ Staff (2016-05-13). "Diego Ferreira removed from UFC Fight Night 88 due to potential USADA anti-doping violation". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-13.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-05-17). "Replacement Jordan Rinaldi meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  9. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-30). "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Garbrandt, Stephens, Barao, Collier pocket $50K Awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-05-31). "UFC Fight Night 88 salaries: 23-fight UFC vet Jeremy Stephens earns top payout". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31.