UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2
|UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 11, 2015|
|Venue||Tauron Arena Kraków|
The event was the first that the organization has hosted in Poland.
The main event featured a heavyweight rematch between Gabriel Gonzaga and returning veteran Mirko Cro Cop, who last fought in the organization at UFC 137 in 2011. Gonzaga won their first encounter at UFC 70 in 2007 via knockout due to a first round head kick which has become one of the most famous and replayed finishes in UFC history.
Peter Sobotta was expected to face Sérgio Moraes at the event. However, Sobotta was forced out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Gasan Umalatov. On March 28, it was announced that Umalatov had also pulled out of the fight and was replaced by French newcomer Mickael Lebout.
Cláudia Gadelha was expected to face Aisling Daly at the event. However, Gadelha pulled out of the bout in late March citing a recent muscle spasm in her back. Subsequently, Daly was pulled from the card entirely.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Heavyweight||Mirko Cro Cop||def.||Gabriel Gonzaga||TKO (elbows and punches)||3||3:30|
|Light Heavyweight||Jimi Manuwa||def.||Jan Błachowicz||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Pawel Pawlak||def.||Sheldon Westcott||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Maryna Moroz||def.||Joanne Calderwood||Submission (armbar)||1||1:30|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Leon Edwards||def.||Seth Baczynski||KO (punches)||1||0:08|
|Middleweight||Bartosz Fabiński||def.||Garreth McLellan||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Sérgio Moraes||def.||Mickaël Lebout||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Yaotzin Meza||def.||Damian Stasiak||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Anthony Hamilton||def.||Daniel Omielańczuk||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Aleksandra Albu||def.||Izabela Badurek||Submission (guillotine choke)||2||3:34|
|Lightweight||Stevie Ray||def.||Marcin Bandel||TKO (punches)||2||1:35|
|Featherweight||Taylor Lapilus||def.||Rocky Lee||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Performance of the Night: Maryna Moroz and Leon Edwards
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- Staff (2015-03-28). "Gasan Umalatov out of UFC Fight Night 64, newcomer Mickael Lebout meets Sergio Moraes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
- Sean Sheehan (2015-03-27). "Claudia Gadelha reveals she has withdrawn from bout with Aisling Daly in Poland". severemma.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27.
- Staff (2015-03-30). "Making his UFC debut Steven Ray is set to face Marcin Bandel at UFC Fight Night Krakow". mmacrazytv.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
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