UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira

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UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira
UFN Saskatoon 2015 promo.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 23, 2015 (2015-08-23)
Venue SaskTel Centre
City Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Attendance 7,202[1]
Event chronology

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira (also known as UFC Fight Night 74) was a mixed martial arts event held on August 23, 2015, at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.[2][3][4]

Background[edit]

The event was the first that the organization has held in Saskatchewan and was headlined by a featherweight bout between rising stars Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira.[4]

Two fights, Rick Story vs. Erick Silva and Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Nikita Krylov were originally expected to take place at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero.[5] However, on June 19, it was announced that several bouts would be postponed and moved to other events as international fighters experienced travel restrictions due to technical issues within the Bureau of Consular Affairs division of the U.S. State Department, which produces travel visas.[6] The two pairings were left intact and were rescheduled for this event.[7][8] On August 11, an injury forced Story out of the bout and Neil Magny stepped in to take his place. Magny had previously fought only 22 days before the event, when he was defeated by Demian Maia at UFC 190.[9]

Chris Wade was expected to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier at the event. However, Wade pulled out of the bout in late July after sustaining an injury and was replaced by Tony Sims.[10]

Sean O'Connell was expected to face UFC newcomer Misha Cirkunov at the event. However, O'Connell pulled out of the bout on August 11 due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by another UFC newcomer in Daniel Jolly.[11]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Charles Oliveira TKO (neck injury) 1 1:39 [a]
Welterweight Neil Magny def. Erick Silva Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Patrick Côté def. Josh Burkman TKO (punches) 3 1:26
Lightweight Francisco Trinaldo def. Chad Laprise TKO (punches) 1 2:43
Lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Tony Sims Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Valérie Létourneau def. Maryna Moroz Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Frankie Perez def. Sam Stout TKO (punches) 1 0:54
Bantamweight Felipe Arantes def. Yves Jabouin Submission (armbar) 1 4:21
Light Heavyweight Nikita Krylov def. Marcos Rogério de Lima Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:29
Flyweight Chris Kelades def. Chris Beal Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Shane Campbell def. Elias Silvério Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Misha Cirkunov def. Daniel Jolly KO (punches) 1 4:45
  1. ^ Oliveira appeared to have injured his neck/shoulder during the fight. Despite initial reports of follow-up exams revealing he suffered an esophagus micro-tear,[12] the UFC later released a statement clarifying that Oliveira had no major injuries.[13] Oliveira confirmed in an interview that he suffered a minor neck injury, related to a previous injury from his training camp. It will not require surgery.[14]

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[16]

  • Fight of the Night: Patrick Côté vs. Josh Burkman
  • Performance of the Night: Frankie Perez and Felipe Arantes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2015-08-24). "UFC Fight Night 74 attendance: Saskatchewan debut draws announced 7,202 fans". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  2. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-06-15). "UFC debuts in Saskatoon this August". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  3. ^ UFC Press Release (2015-06-24). "Dynamic featherweight contenders headline UFC Saskatoon this August". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  4. ^ a b Mike Bohn (2015-06-15). "Max Holloway vs. Charles Oliveira headlines UFC's debut in Saskatoon on Aug. 23". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-05-15). "Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero set as new main event for TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in Miami". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  6. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-06-19). "UFC Fight Night loses Silva-Story, 'TUF: Brazil 4' Finals from June 27 Card in Florida". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  7. ^ Ariel Helwani (2015-06-24). "Rick Story vs. Erick Silva to serve as UFC Saskatoon co-main event; other fights added to card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  8. ^ Staff (2015-07-03). "Nikita Krylov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima re-booked for UFC Fight Night 74". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  9. ^ Staff (2015-08-11). "Neil Magny in for injured Rick Story, faces Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 74". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  10. ^ Staff (2015-07-30). "Chris Wade out of UFC Fight Night 74, Tony Sims steps up to meet Olivier Aubin-Mercier". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
  11. ^ Mike Jackson (2015-08-11). "Daniel Jolly makes UFC debut against Misha Cirkunov at Fight Night 74". mikethetruth.com. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-08-24). "UFC: Esophagus tear forced Charles Oliveira's early UFC Fight Night 74 exit". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-08-25). "Charles Oliveira released from hospital, UFC announces". mmajunkie.com.com. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  14. ^ Evelyn Rodrigues (2015-08-29). "Do Bronx explica lesão no pescoço e diz que não vai precisar de cirurgia" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  16. ^ Staff (2015-08-24). "UFC Fight Night 74 bonuses: Veterans cash in on slugfest, retired fighter rewarded". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-24.