UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber
|UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||May 16, 2015|
|Venue||Mall of Asia Arena|
Luke Barnatt was expected to face Clint Hester at UFC Fight Night 63. However, Hester pulled out of the fight in early March due to a broken foot. Subsequently, Barnatt was pulled from the card entirely in favor of a matchup with Mark Muñoz at this event. It also became the final fight of Mark Muñoz's career.
Alex White was expected to face Mark Eddiva at the event. However, on April 26, it was announced that White was forced out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury. Eddiva faced promotional newcomer Levan Makashvili.
Royston Wee missed weight on his first attempt at the weigh ins, coming in at 137 lb and made no attempts to cut further. Instead, he was fined 20 percent of his fight purse, which went to Ning Guangyou.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Featherweight||Frankie Edgar||def.||Urijah Faber||Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45)||5||5:00|
|Middleweight||Gegard Mousasi||def.||Costas Philippou||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Mark Muñoz||def.||Luke Barnatt||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Neil Magny||def.||Hyun Gyu Lim||TKO (punches)||2||1:24|
|Featherweight||Phillipe Nover||def.||Yui Chul Nam||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Levan Makashvili||def.||Mark Eddiva||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Lightweight||Jon Tuck||def.||Tae Hyun Bang||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||3:56|
|Lightweight||Kajan Johnson||def.||Zhang Lipeng||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Li Jingliang||def.||Dhiego Lima||KO (punches)||1||1:25|
|Catchweight (137 lb)||Ning Guangyou||def.||Royston Wee||TKO (punches and elbows)||2||4:59|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Flyweight||Jon Delos Reyes||def.||Roldan Sangcha-an||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||3:13|
|Flyweight||Yao Zhikui||def.||Nolan Ticman||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Jon Delos Reyes vs. Roldan Sangcha-An
- Performance of the Night: Neil Magny and Jon Tuck
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