UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett
|UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 3, 2016|
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.
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. One week later, he was replaced by another newcomer: Jim Wallhead.
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. Subsequently, that pairing was rescheduled to take place a month later at UFC 204.
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. In turn, Waterson was removed from the card after injuring her finger.
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.
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.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|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||Christian Colombo||vs.||Jarjis Danho||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|
- Colombo was deducted one point in round 1 due to an illegal knee.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski
- Performance of the Night: Josh Barnett and Ryan Bader
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- Staff (2016-07-20). "Emil Weber Meek off UFC Fight Night 93 card due to potential compliance issue". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
- Ariel Helwani (2016-07-27). "Jim Wallhead vs. Jessin Ayari booked for UFC Fight Night Hamburg". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27.
- Staff (2016-07-25). "Reza Madadi off UFC Fight Night 93; Rustam Khabilov now meets Leandro Silva". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
- 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.
- Danny Segura (2016-08-10). "Brad Pickett vs. Iuri Alcantara scheduled for UFC 204". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
- 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.
- Dana Becker (2016-08-15). "Michelle Waterson now out of UFC Fight Night 93 with injury". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
- Staff (2016-08-17). "Veronica Macedo replaces Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Night 93 in Germany". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- Staff (2016-08-30). "Martin Buschkamp vs. Alex Enlund scratched from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 93 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
- "UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
- 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.