UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites

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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites
UFN Glasgow 2015 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date18 July 2015 (2015-07-18)
VenueThe SSE Hydro
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Total gate$1,500,000[1]
Event chronology
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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites (also known as UFC Fight Night 72) was a mixed martial arts event held on 18 July 2015 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.[2][3]


After previously hosting 15 events at various locations around the United Kingdom, the event was the first that the promotion has hosted in Scotland.[2] Ticket demand was high for the event, with all tickets selling out within a few hours of going on sale.[4]

The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between veteran contender Michael Bisping and former title challenger Thales Leites.[3]

Ian Entwistle was expected to face Marcus Brimage at the event. However, Entwistle pulled out of the fight in late June for undisclosed reasons.[5] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Jimmie Rivera.[6]

Konstantin Erokhin was expected to face Daniel Omielańczuk at the event. However, Erokhin pulled out of the fight in late June citing an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Chris de la Rocha.[7]

Jake Matthews was expected to face Mickaël Lebout at the event. However, Matthews pulled out of the fight on 9 July due to an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Teemu Packalén.[8]

Bec Rawlings was expected to face Joanne Calderwood at the event. However, Rawlings pulled out of the fight on 10 July due to an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Cortney Casey.[9]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Michael Bisping def. Thales Leites Decision (split) (47–48, 49–46, 48–47) 5 5:00
Lightweight Evan Dunham def. Ross Pearson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joseph Duffy def. Ivan Jorge Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:05
Women's Strawweight Joanne Calderwood def. Cortney Casey Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Pawel Pawlak Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Stevie Ray def. Leonardo Mafra TKO (punches) 1 2:30
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Flyweight Paddy Holohan def. Vaughan Lee Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi def. Hans Stringer KO (punches) 1 0:56
Lightweight Mickaël Lebout def. Teemu Packalén Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Robert Whiteford def. Paul Redmond TKO (punches) 1 3:04
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera def. Marcus Brimage TKO (punches) 1 1:29
Heavyweight Daniel Omielańczuk def. Chris de la Rocha TKO (punches) 1 0:48


Bonus awards[edit]

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

  • Fight of the Night: Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey
  • Performance of the Night: Joseph Duffy and Stevie Ray

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (18 July 2015). "UFC Fight Night 72 draws announced attendance of 10,451 for $1.5 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b UFC Press Release (26 April 2015). "Tickets on sale Friday, May 29 for debut Scottish event". ufc.com. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Holland, Jesse (25 May 2015). "Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites main event set for UFC Fight Night 72 on July 18 in Scotland". mmamania. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ Staff (1 June 2015). "Scotland's debut event, UFC Fight Night 72, sells out 'in a matter of hours'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ Morgan, John (27 June 2015). "Ian Entwistle out at UFC Fight Night 72, Marcus Brimage needs new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  6. ^ Staff (1 July 2015). "Jimmie Rivera signs with UFC, replaces Ian Entwistle at UFC Fight Night 72 and meets Marcus Brimage". themmareport.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  7. ^ Staff (29 June 2015). "Daniel Omielanczuk gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  8. ^ Staff (9 July 2015). "Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ Staff (10 July 2015). "With Bec Rawlings out, Joanne Calderwood gets new UFC Fight Night 72 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  11. ^ Critchfield, Tristen (18 July 2015). "UFC Fight Night Glasgow Bonuses: Calderwood, Casey, Duffy, Ray earn $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 18 July 2015.