UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos
|UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||January 25, 2020|
|City||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos (also known as UFC Fight Night 166 and UFC on ESPN+ 24) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on January 25, 2020 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.
A bantamweight bout was scheduled between former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and Cory Sandhagen at the event. However, Edgar was withdrawn from the fight in favour of facing Chan Sung Jung in a featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie after Jung's original opponent, former featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega, pulled out due to a knee injury. In turn, Sandhagen was removed from the card and expected to be rescheduled for a future event after promotion officials deemed that a suitable opponent could not be arranged.
A middleweight bout between Bevon Lewis and Alen Amedovski was scheduled to take place at the event. However, Amedovski was forced to pull out of the event citing injury and was replaced by Dequan Townsend.
A strawweight bout between Hannah Cifers and Brianna Van Buren was scheduled to take place at the event. However, Van Buren was pulled from the event due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill.
Featherweight fighters Josh Emmett and Nad Narimani pulled out of their scheduled fights against Arnold Allen and Nik Lentz respectively, citing injuries. As a result, Allen and Lentz faced each other at the event.
|Main Card (ESPN+)|
|Heavyweight||Curtis Blaydes||def.||Junior dos Santos||TKO (punches)||2||1:06|
|Welterweight||Michael Chiesa||def.||Rafael dos Anjos||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Alex Perez||def.||Jordan Espinosa||Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke)||1||2:33|
|Women's Strawweight||Angela Hill||def.||Hannah Cifers||TKO (elbows and punches)||2||4:26|
|Light Heavyweight||Jamahal Hill||def.||Darko Stošić||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Middleweight||Bevon Lewis||def.||Dequan Townsend||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Arnold Allen||def.||Nik Lentz||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Justine Kish||def.||Lucie Pudilová||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Montel Jackson||def.||Felipe Colares||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–25)||3||5:00|
|Women's Bantamweight||Sara McMann||def.||Lina Länsberg||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–25)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Brett Johns||def.||Tony Gravely||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||2:53|
|Featherweight||Herbert Burns||def.||Nate Landwehr||KO (knee)||1||2:43|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Brett Johns vs. Tony Gravely
- Performance of the Night: Alex Perez and Herbert Burns
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