UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier

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UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier
UFC on ESPN+ 18.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)
VenueRoyal Arena
CityCopenhagen, Denmark
Total gate$1,600,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya

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.[2][3]


The event marked the promotion's first visit to Denmark.[2]

A middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier served as the event headliner.[4]

Danny Henry was briefly linked to a featherweight bout with Mike Davis at the event.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] He was replaced by Gilbert Burns.[8]

A middleweight bout between Alessio Di Chirico and Peter Sobotta was scheduled for the event.[9] However, Sobotta was forced out of the bout and was replaced by promotional newcomer Makhmud Muradov.[10]


Main Card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
  1. ^ Originally announced as a draw, corrected later in the broadcast.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[1]

  • Fight of the Night: No bonus awarded.
  • Performance of the Night: Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux, John Phillips and Jack Shore

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Jon Fuentes (2019-09-28). "UFC Copenhagen Bonuses, Attendance & Gate". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  2. ^ a b Dan Hiergesell (2019-06-01). "UFC announces debut event in Denmark this September". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ Jay Anderson (2019-06-01). "UFC Copenhagen announced for September 28 in Denmark". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  4. ^ Jesse Holland (2019-07-26). "Jack Hermansson vs Jared Cannonier main event set for UFC Copenhagen". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  5. ^ Redactie (2019-09-05). "Danny Henry meets Mike Davis during UFC Copenhagen". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-09-05. (in Dutch)
  6. ^ Lucas Grandsire (2019-09-12). "Danny Henry vs. Mike Davis canceled for UFC Copenhagen". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-09-12. (in Dutch)
  7. ^ John Morgan (2019-09-12). "Thiago Alves out at UFC on ESPN+ 18, Gunnar Nelson needs new opponent". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  8. ^ Redactie (2019-09-15). "Gilbert Burns replaces Thiago Alves against Gunnar Nelson during UFC Copenhagen". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-09-15. (in Dutch)
  9. ^ Piotr Górski (2019-07-15). "Peter Sobotta will take Alessio di Chirico at the UFC in Copenhagen!". naszemma.pl. Retrieved 2019-07-15. (in Polish)
  10. ^ Marek Stodůlka and Ondřej Němec (2019-09-16). "Sensation! Bijec Muradov has signed a contract with UFC and will start in September". isport.blesk.cz. Retrieved 2019-09-17. (in Czech)
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-07-04.