UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson

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UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson
UFN 75 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 27, 2015 (2015-09-27)
VenueSaitama Super Arena
CitySaitama, Japan
Event chronology
UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson

UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson (also known as UFC Fight Night 75) was a mixed martial arts event held on September 27, 2015, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.[2]


The event was the fourth that the organization has hosted in Saitama, following UFC 144 in February 2012, UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann in March 2013, and UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson in September 2014.[2]

The event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight champion Josh Barnett and The Ultimate Fighter 10 heavyweight winner Roy Nelson.[2][3] Both men had coached opposite each other on the show Road to UFC: Japan.

The featherweight final of Road to UFC: Japan, a new UFC reality series that was held in conjunction with the event, was featured on the card.[4][5] The bout ended in a split draw, a first for the reality show series finale fights. During the show the UFC announced that as a result of the draw both fighters would receive six-figure UFC contracts.[6]

Roan Carneiro was expected to face Gegard Mousasi at this event. However, Carneiro was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Uriah Hall.[7]

Kiichi Kunimoto was expected to face Li Jingliang at this event. However, Kunimoto pulled out of the fight citing injury and was replaced by returning veteran Keita Nakamura.[8]

A bout between Matt Hobar and Norifumi Yamamoto was expected to take place at this event. However, both fighters sustained injuries and were forced to pull out of the fight.[9]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 50–45) 5 5:00
Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Gegard Mousasi TKO (flying knee and punches) 2 0:25
Flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi def. Chico Camus Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki def. George Roop Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Diego Brandao def. Katsunori Kikuno TKO (punches) 1 0:28
Featherweight Mizuto Hirota vs. Teruto Ishihara Draw (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–29) 3 5:00 [a]
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Welterweight Keita Nakamura def. Li Jingliang Technical Submission (standing rear-naked choke) 3 2:17
Lightweight Nick Hein def. Yusuke Kasuya Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kajan Johnson def. Naoyuki Kotani Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Shinsho Anzai def. Roger Zapata TKO (hand injury) 3 0:47
  1. ^ Road to UFC: Japan Featherweight Final


Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[11]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Josh Barnett, Uriah Hall, Diego Brandao and Keita Nakamura

See also


  1. ^ Staff (2015-09-27). "UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson attendance figures from Japan". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  2. ^ a b c Damon Martin (2015-05-14). "Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson headlines UFC's return to Japan". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  3. ^ Staff (2015-08-26). "Lineup set for 'UFC Fight Night 75: Nelson vs. Barnett' in Japan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  4. ^ Matt Boone (2015-05-14). "Nelson-Barnett set to coach "Road To The UFC: Japan"". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  5. ^ James Goyder (2015-06-26). "Meet the eight featherweights who will compete on Road to UFC: Japan". fightland.vice.com. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-09-27). "Botched Road to UFC Final ends in a draw, but both fighters awarded contracts". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  7. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-08-19). "Hall Replaces Carneiro against Mousasi". uk.UFC.com. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-08-28). "With Kunimoto out, Nakamura Keita returns to face Li Jingliang at UFC Fight Night 75". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  9. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-09-22). "Injuries scrap Yamamoto-Hobar Japan fight". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  11. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-27). "UFC Fight Night Japan bonuses: Hall, Barnett, Brandao, Nakamura garner $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27.