UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith
|UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||June 1, 2019|
UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith (also known as UFC Fight Night 153 or UFC on ESPN+ 11) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on June 1, 2019 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Luigi Vendramini was scheduled to face Nick Hein at the event. However, Vendramini pulled out of the bout in late April citing a knee injury and subsequent surgery. Hein remained on the card against Frank Camacho.
A welterweight bout between Bartosz Fabinski and Sergey Khandozhko was scheduled at the event. However it was reported on May 24, 2019 that Fabinski pulled out of the bout due to injury and he was replaced by newcomer Rostem Akman.
A light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi was expected to take place as the co-main, but Latifi pulled out two days before the event due to a back injury and the bout was canceled.
|Main Card (ESPN+)|
|Light Heavyweight||Anthony Smith||def.||Alexander Gustafsson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||4||2:38|
|Light Heavyweight||Aleksandar Rakić||def.||Jimi Manuwa||KO (head kick)||1||0:42|
|Featherweight||Makwan Amirkhani||def.||Chris Fishgold||Submission (anaconda choke)||2||4:25|
|Lightweight||Christos Giagos||def.||Damir Hadžović||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Daniel Teymur||def.||Sung Bin Jo||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN2)|
|Welterweight||Sergey Khandozhko||def.||Rostem Akman||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Bantamweight||Lina Länsberg||def.||Tonya Evinger||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Leonardo Santos||def.||Stevie Ray||KO (punch)||1||2:17|
|Lightweight||Frank Camacho||def.||Nick Hein||TKO (punches)||2||4:56|
|Women's Bantamweight||Bea Malecki||def.||Duda Santana||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:59|
|Light Heavyweight||Devin Clark||def.||Darko Stošić||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Joel Álvarez||def.||Danilo Belluardo||TKO (elbows and punches)||2||2:22|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: No bonus awarded.
- Performance of the Night: Anthony Smith, Aleksandar Rakić, Makwan Amirkhani and Leonardo Santos
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