UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett

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UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 3, 2016 (2016-09-03)
Venue Barclaycard Arena
City Hamburg, Germany
Attendance 11,763[1]
Total gate $913,428[1]
Event chronology

UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem

UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett (also known as UFC Fight Night 93) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on September 3, 2016, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.[2]

Background[edit]

After holding four previous events in Germany (Cologne, Oberhausen and Berlin twice), the event was the first that the organization has hosted in Hamburg.[2]

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champions, Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett served as event headliner.[3][4]

Promotional newcomer Emil Weber Meek was expected to face fellow newcomer Jessin Ayari at the event. However, Meek was removed from the fight on July 20 due to "compliance" issues, related to the UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy.[5] One week later, he was replaced by another newcomer: Jim Wallhead.[6]

Reza Madadi was expected to face Rustam Khabilov at the event. However on July 25, Madadi pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Leandro Silva.[7]

A long rumored fight between Henry Briones and Brad Pickett was expected to take place on the card. However, Briones was replaced in early August for undisclosed reasons by Iuri Alcântara.[8] Subsequently, that pairing was rescheduled to take place a month later at UFC 204.[9]

Aisling Daly was expected to face former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson at the event. However, Daly was pulled from the fight on August 9 due to injury. Promotion officials reportedly searched to replace Daly in an attempt to keep Waterson on the card.[10] In turn, Waterson was removed from the card after injuring her finger.[11]

Germaine de Randamie was scheduled to face Ashlee Evans-Smith on the card. However, de Randamie pulled out of the fight in mid-August citing a foot injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Veronica Macedo.[12]

A featherweight bout between promotional newcomers Martin Buschkamp and Alex Enlund was scrapped from the card during the week leading up to the event due to Enlund being injured.[13]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Andrei Arlovski Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:53
Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader def. Ilir Latifi KO (knee) 2 2:06
Lightweight Nick Hein def. Tae Hyun Bang Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Jessin Ayari def. Jim Wallhead Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Peter Sobotta def. Nicolas Dalby Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Veronica Macedo TKO (punches and elbows) 3 3:14
Bantamweight Taylor Lapilus def. Leandro Issa Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Jarjis Danho vs. Christian Colombo Draw (majority) (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Jack Hermansson def. Scott Askham Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Rustam Khabilov def. Leandro Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Colombo was deducted one point in round 1 due to an illegal knee.

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski
  • Performance of the Night: Josh Barnett and Ryan Bader

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2016-09-03). "UFC Fight Night 93 draws 11,763 fans for live gate of $913,428 in Hamburg, Germany". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b Dave Meltzer (2016-05-07). "UFC announces Fight Night event in Hamburg, Germany". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2016-05-30). "Arlovski-Barnett headlines Hamburg event". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  4. ^ Staff (2016-05-30). "Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett headlines UFC Fight Night in Hamburg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  5. ^ Staff (2016-07-20). "Emil Weber Meek off UFC Fight Night 93 card due to potential compliance issue". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  6. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-07-27). "Jim Wallhead vs. Jessin Ayari booked for UFC Fight Night Hamburg". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  7. ^ Staff (2016-07-25). "Reza Madadi off UFC Fight Night 93; Rustam Khabilov now meets Leandro Silva". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  8. ^ Raphael Marinho (2016-08-02). "Iuri Marajo replaces Briones and sees Brad Pickett at UFC in Germany (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  9. ^ Danny Segura (2016-08-10). "Brad Pickett vs. Iuri Alcantara scheduled for UFC 204". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  10. ^ Staff (2016-08-09). "Aisling Daly out at UFC Fight Night 93, promotion seeks new opponent for Michelle Waterson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  11. ^ Dana Becker (2016-08-15). "Michelle Waterson now out of UFC Fight Night 93 with injury". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  12. ^ Staff (2016-08-17). "Veronica Macedo replaces Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 93 in Germany". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  13. ^ Staff (2016-08-30). "Martin Buschkamp vs. Alex Enlund scratched from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 93 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  15. ^ Staff (2016-09-03). "UFC Fight Night 93 bonuses: Josh Barnett double-dipped with $100,000 in extra checks". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.