UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee
|UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 21, 2018|
|City||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee (also known as UFC Fight Night 128) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on April 21, 2018, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
A light heavyweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn light heavyweight winner Corey Anderson and Patrick Cummins was originally scheduled for UFC 217. However, Cummins pulled out due to a staph infection. The bout took place at this event.
Paulo Costa was expected to face Uriah Hall at the event. However, Costa pulled out of the fight in mid-March with an arm injury. In turn, promotion officials elected to pull Hall from the event and reschedule the pairing for a future event.
Augusto Mendes was pulled from a bout against Merab Dvalishvilli due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 7, 2018. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Ricky Simón.
At the weigh-ins, Lee weighed in at 157 pounds, one pound over the lightweight non-title fight upper limit of 156 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Lee was fined 20% of his purse which will go to his opponent Barboza. Aspen Ladd weighed in at 137.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds over the bantamweight non-title fight upper limit of 136 pounds. Ladd supposedly offered Leslie Smith an additional $5,000 on top of her 20% purse deduction. However, the fight was removed from the card after Smith refused to fight at catchweight. Subsequently, the UFC paid Smith her show and win money but then released her from the promotion.
|Main card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Catchweight (157 lb)||Kevin Lee||def.||Edson Barboza||TKO (doctor stoppage)||5||2:18|
|Featherweight||Frankie Edgar||def.||Cub Swanson||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Justin Willis||def.||Chase Sherman||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||David Branch||def.||Thiago Santos||KO (punches)||1||2:30|
|Bantamweight||Aljamain Sterling||def.||Brett Johns||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Dan Hooker||def.||Jim Miller||KO (knee)||1||3:00|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Welterweight||Ryan LaFlare||def.||Alex Garcia||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Ricky Simon||def.||Merab Dvalishvili||TKO (technical submission)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Siyar Bahadurzada||def.||Luan Chagas||KO (kick to the body and punch)||2||2:40|
|Light Heavyweight||Corey Anderson||def.||Patrick Cummins||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Tony Martin||def.||Keita Nakamura||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Ricky Simón vs. Merab Dvalishvili
- Performance of the Night: David Branch and Siyar Bahadurzada
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- Guilherme Cruz (2018-04-20). "Kevin Lee misses weight for UFC Atlantic City main event bout with Edson Barboza". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
- Zane Simon (2018-04-20). "Aspen Ladd misses weight due to 'certain female circumstances,' Leslie Smith bout cancelled". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
- Steven Marrocco and John Morgan (2018-04-20). "Leslie Smith says UFC has released her, criticizes Aspen Ladd for UFC Atlantic City weigh-in miss". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
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