UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites
|UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||18 July 2015|
|Venue||The SSE Hydro|
After previously hosting 15 events at various locations around the United Kingdom, the event was the first that the promotion has hosted in Scotland. Ticket demand was high for the event, with all tickets selling out within a few hours of going on sale.
Ian Entwistle was expected to face Marcus Brimage at the event. However, Entwistle pulled out of the fight in late June for undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Jimmie Rivera.
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.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|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||Rob Whiteford||def.||Paul Redmond||KO (punches)||1||3:04|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Jimmie Rivera||def.||Marcus Brimage||KO (punches)||1||1:29|
|Heavyweight||Daniel Omielańczuk||def.||Chris de la Rocha||TKO (punches)||1||0:48|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey
- Performance of the Night: Joseph Duffy and Stevie Ray
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- Morgan, John (2015-06-27). "Ian Entwistle out at UFC Fight Night 72, Marcus Brimage needs new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
- Staff (2015-07-01). "Jimmie Rivera signs with UFC, replaces Ian Entwistle at UFC Fight Night 72 and meets Marcus Brimage". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- Staff (2015-06-29). "Daniel Omielanczuk gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- Staff (2015-07-09). "Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- Staff (2015-07-10). "With Bec Rawlings out, Joanne Calderwood gets new UFC Fight Night 72 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- "UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
- Critchfield, Tristen (2015-07-18). "UFC Fight Night Glasgow Bonuses: Calderwood, Casey, Duffy, Ray earn $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
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