UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2

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UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)
VenueCadillac Arena
CityBeijing, China
Attendance10,302[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 (also known as UFC Fight Night 141) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on November 24, 2018 at Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.[2]

Background[edit]

The event marked the promotion's first visit to Beijing. The UFC previously visited Mainland China for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum in November 2017.

A heavyweight rematch between former UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes served as the event headliner.[3] The pairing met previously in April 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos, with Ngannou winning the fight via TKO stoppage at the conclusion of the second round.[4]

Shana Dobson was scheduled to face Wu Yanan at the event. However, Dobson pulled out of the fight in mid-October citing an injury and was replaced by Lauren Mueller.[5]

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos was expected to face Li Jingliang at the event. However, Santos pulled out from the bout on October 27 due to a knee injury.[6] He was replaced by David Zawada.[7]

Frankie Saenz was expected to face Yadong Song at the event. However on November 7, it was reported that he pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Vince Morales.[8]

At the weigh-ins, Rashad Coulter weighed in at 208 pounds, 2 pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit of 206. Coulter was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to his opponent Hu Yaozong.[9]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes TKO (punches) 1 0:45
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich TKO (punches) 1 4:21
Bantamweight Yadong Song def. Vince Morales Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Li Jingliang def. David Zawada TKO (body kick and punches) 3 4:07
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Alex Morono def. Kenan Song Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Wu Yanan def. Lauren Mueller Submission (armbar) 1 4:00
Catchweight (208 lbs) Rashad Coulter def. Hu Yaozong Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Zhang Weili def. Jessica Aguilar Submission (armbar) 1 3:41
Bantamweight Liu Pingyuan def. Martin Day Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Xiaonan Yan def. Syuri Kondo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kevin Holland def. John Philips Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:05
Bantamweight Louis Smolka def. Su Mudaerji Submission (armbar) 2 2:07

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Bonus awards[edit]

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

  • Fight of the Night: Alex Morono vs. Kenan Song
  • Performances of the Night: Francis Ngannou and Li Jingliang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2018-11-24). "UFC Fight Night 141 draws reported 10,302 attendance in Beijing". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  2. ^ Newswire (2018-08-05). "UFC to debut in Beijing on Nov. 25". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  3. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-08-16). "UFC heavyweights Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes to meet in Beijing". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  4. ^ Damon Martin (2016-04-10). "Francis Ngannou beats Curtis Blaydes after nasty eye injury stops the fight". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  5. ^ Staff (2018-10-18). "Lauren Mueller replaces Shana Dobson vs. Wu Yanan at UFC Fight Night 141". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-10-27). "Knee injury forces Elizeu Zaleski out of UFC Beijing". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-11-01). "David Zawada tackles short notice party against Li Jingliang during UFC Beijing". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-11-01. (in Dutch)
  8. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-11-07). "Chinese Team Alpha Male fighters make an appearance at UFC Beijing". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-11-07. (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Drake Riggs (2018-11-23). "UFC Beijing weigh in results: Rashad Coulter comes in heavy". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  11. ^ Jon Fuentes (2018-11-24). "UFC Beijing Bonuses: Ngannou & Jingliang bank $50k for finishes". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2018-11-24.