UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick

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UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick
UFC Fight Night 135 Poster.png
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 25, 2018 (2018-08-25)
VenuePinnacle Bank Arena
CityLincoln, Nebraska
Total gate$478,337[1]
Event chronology
UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till

UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick (also known as UFC Fight Night 135) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on August 25, 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.[2]


The show was the UFC’s third visit to Nebraska, with the previous two events contested in Omaha.[2]

A lightweight bout between former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje and Al Iaquinta was expected to serve as the event headliner.[3] However on June 28, it was announced that Iaquinta withdrew from the bout and was replaced by James Vick.[4]

Bryan Barberena was expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes. However, Barberena pulled out of the fight citing a leg injury and the bout was scrapped.[5] The pairing was rescheduled for this event.[6]

Alexa Grasso was expected to face former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill at the event, but pulled out on July 19 due to a knee injury.[7] She was replaced by Cortney Casey.[8]

Antônio Braga Neto was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia light heavyweight winner Andrew Sanchez at the event. However, Neto was removed from the bout on August 2 due to undisclosed personal issues and replaced by Markus Perez.[9]


Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Justin Gaethje def. James Vick KO (punch) 1 1:27
Featherweight Michael Johnson def. Andre Fili Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Cortney Casey def. Angela Hill Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Bryan Barberena def. Jake Ellenberger TKO (punches) 1 2:26
Flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo def. John Moraga TKO (punches) 2 3:08
Middleweight Eryk Anders def. Tim Williams KO (head kick) 3 4:42
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)
Welterweight James Krause def. Warlley Alves TKO (knee and punches) 2 2:28
Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen def. Iuri Alcântara TKO (punches) 2 1:01
Middleweight Andrew Sanchez def. Markus Perez Echeimberg Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Mickey Gall def. George Sullivan Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:09
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women's Flyweight Joanne Calderwood def. Kalindra Faria Submission (triangle armbar) 1 4:57
Lightweight Drew Dober def. Jon Tuck Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Rani Yahya def. Luke Sanders Submission (heel hook) 1 1:31


Bonus awards[edit]

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

  • Fight of the Night: Cory Sandhagen vs. Iuri Alcântara
  • Performance of the Night: Justin Gaethje and Eryk Anders

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Matt Erickson (2018-08-26). "UFC Fight Night 135 draws reported 6,409 attendance for $478k live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2018-04-21). "UFC debuts in Boise, Lincoln among additions to summer schedule". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  3. ^ Staff (2018-06-14). "Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta headliner, other bouts official for UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  4. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-06-28). "James Vick replaces Al Iaquinta, meets Justin Gaethje in new UFC Lincoln headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  5. ^ Staff (2018-03-23). "Bryan Barberena injured; new UFC Fight Night 131 opponent sought for Jake Ellenberger". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ Staff (2018-07-18). "Bryan Barberena announces UFC Lincoln bout with Jake Ellenberger". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  7. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-07-19). "Alexa Grasso forced to withdraw from fight with Angela Hill". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-07-19). "Cortney Casey replaces Alexa Grasso, meets Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  9. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-08-02). "Markus Perez replaces Antonio Braga Neto against Andrew Sanchez at UFC Lincoln" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  11. ^ Dave Doyle (2018-08-26). "UFC Lincoln bonuses: Justin Gaethje earns fifth bonus in four fights". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.