UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier
|UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 28, 2019|
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier (also known as UFC Fight Night 160 or UFC on ESPN+ 18) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on September 28, 2019 at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The event marked the promotion's first visit to Denmark.
Danny Henry was briefly linked to a featherweight bout with Mike Davis at the event. However, Henry pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons in mid-September. In turn, Davis was pulled from the card and is expected to be rescheduled for a future event.
Former UFC Welterweight Championship challenger Thiago Alves was scheduled to face Gunnar Nelson at the event. However, Alves pulled out of the fight in mid-September due to an undisclosed injury. He was replaced by Gilbert Burns.
A middleweight bout between Alessio Di Chirico and Peter Sobotta was scheduled for the event. However, Sobotta was forced out of the bout and was replaced by promotional newcomer Makhmud Muradov.
|Main Card (ESPN+)|
|Middleweight||Jared Cannonier||def.||Jack Hermansson||TKO (punches)||2||0:27|
|Lightweight||Mark Madsen||def.||Danilo Belluardo||TKO (punches)||1||1:12|
|Welterweight||Gilbert Burns||def.||Gunnar Nelson||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Ion Cuțelaba||def.||Khalil Rountree Jr.||TKO (elbows)||1||2:35|
|Light Heavyweight||Ovince Saint Preux||def.||Michał Oleksiejczuk||Submission (Von Flue choke)||2||2:14|
|Welterweight||Nicolas Dalby||def.||Alex Oliveira||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Middleweight||John Phillips||def.||Alen Amedovski||KO (punches)||1||0:17|
|Middleweight||Makhmud Muradov||def.||Alessio Di Chirico||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Ismail Naurdiev||def.||Siyar Bahadurzada||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–25, 30–25)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Giga Chikadze||def.||Brandon Davis||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00||[a]|
|Women's Bantamweight||Lina Länsberg||def.||Macy Chiasson||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Marc Diakiese||def.||Lando Vannata||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Jack Shore||def.||Nohelin Hernandez||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||2:51|
- Originally announced as a draw, corrected later in the broadcast.
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: No bonus awarded.
- Performance of the Night: Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux, John Phillips and Jack Shore
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