UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller

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UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller
UFN 45 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 16, 2014 (2014-07-16)
VenueRevel Casino Hotel
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller (also known as UFC Fight Night 45) was a mixed martial arts event held on July 16, 2014, at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[2]


The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller.[3]

Zak Cummings was briefly linked to a bout with Kenny Robertson at the event.[4] Cummings was pulled from the fight in favor of a matchup with Gunnar Nelson a few days later at UFC Fight Night 46 after his opponent Ryan LaFlare was removed from that card.[5] Subsequently, Robertson was removed from the card entirely and rescheduled to face Ildemar Alcântara a week earlier at UFC 175.[6]

Rick Story was expected to face John Howard at the event. Howard was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Leonardo Mafra.[7]

Jim Alers was expected to face Lucas Martins at the event. Alers pulled out of the bout, citing injury, and was replaced by Alex White.[8]

Leo Kuntz was expected to make his UFC debut against Yosdenis Cedeno at the event. Kuntz was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Jerrod Sanders.[9]

The preliminary card bout between Cláudia Gadelha and Tina Lähdemäki was the first women's strawweight fight in UFC history.


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Jim Miller KO (head kick) 2 3:31
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Evan Dunham TKO (body kick and punches) 1 3:06
Welterweight Rick Story def. Leonardo Mafra Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 2:12
Lightweight Joe Proctor def. Justin Salas TKO (punches) 2 3:27
Flyweight John Lineker def. Alptekin Özkılıç TKO (punches) 3 4:51
Featherweight Lucas Martins def. Alex White KO (punches) 3 2:08
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Gleison Tibau def. Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Leslie Smith def. Jessamyn Duke TKO (punches) 1 2:24
Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling def. Hugo Viana TKO (punches) 3 3:50
Lightweight Yosdenis Cedeno def. Jerrod Sanders TKO (knee injury) 1 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women's Strawweight Cláudia Gadelha def. Tina Lähdemäki Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00


Bonus awards[edit]

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

  • Fight of the Night: John Lineker vs. Alptekin Özkılıç
  • Performance of the Night: Donald Cerrone and Lucas Martins

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2014-07-17). "UFC Fight Night 45 draws 4,115 attendance". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  2. ^ Staff (2014-04-20). "UFC announces July 16 card in Atlantic City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  3. ^ Staff (2014-05-02). "Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller headlines UFC Fight Night 45 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  4. ^ Matt Erickson. "Zak Cummings meets Kenny Robertson at UFC Fight Night 45". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-05-28). "Gunnar Nelson now fights Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  6. ^ Staff (2014-06-09). "Ponzinibbio out, Kenny Robertson now meets Ildemar Alcantara at UFC 175". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  7. ^ Staff (2014-06-17). "Mafra returns against Story in July". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  8. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-06-28). "Alex White replaces Jim Alers at UFC Fight Night 45 against Lucas Martins". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  9. ^ Staff (2014-07-01). "With Cedeno vs. Sanders, UFC Fight Night 45 lineup set with 11 bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  11. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-06-08). "UFC Fight Night 45 bonuses: Cerrone, Lineker among $50,000 award winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.