UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir
|UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||March 20, 2016|
|Venue||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
A women's strawweight bout between Bec Rawlings and Seohee Ham was originally booked for UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt. However, the bout was cancelled due to Ham being injured. The fight was later rescheduled for this event.
Justin Scoggins was expected to face Ben Nguyen at the event. However, Scoggins pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event citing injury. As a result, Nguyen was pulled from the card entirely.
Abel Trujillo was expected to face Ross Pearson at the event. However, Trujillo was removed from the card on March 12 due to alleged visa issues which restricted his entry to Australia. As a result, Pearson faced Chad Laprise. Subsequently, Laprise's initial opponent Alan Patrick remained on the card against promotional newcomer Damien Brown.
On April 8, it was announced by USADA that Frank Mir was informed of a potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected the day of the event. Mir released a statement denying the use of any performance-enhancing drugs (PED) and he didn't know how he could have tested positive for any substance. He revealed that he tested positive for a small amount of Oral Turinabol and denied knowingly taking the substance. Mir also admitted he will likely retire if he is suspended two years, the standard suspension for first time offenders.
A few days later, Viscardi Andrade was also notified of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on March 7. The sample was collected in Brazil. Ultimately, the bout was overturned to a no-contest, and Viscardi was given a two-year suspension.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Heavyweight||Mark Hunt||def.||Frank Mir||KO (punch)||1||3:01|
|Welterweight||Neil Magny||def.||Hector Lombard||TKO (punches)||3||0:46|
|Lightweight||Jake Matthews||def.||Johnny Case||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||4:45|
|Middleweight||Dan Kelly||def.||Antônio Carlos Júnior||TKO (punches)||3||1:36|
|Light Heavyweight||Steve Bossé||def.||James Te Huna||KO (punch)||1||0:52|
|Women's Strawweight||Bec Rawlings||def.||Seo Hee Ham||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Welterweight||Alan Jouban||def.||Brendan O'Reilly||TKO (elbows and punches)||1||2:15|
|Featherweight||Dan Hooker||def.||Mark Eddiva||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||1:24|
|Women's Bantamweight||Leslie Smith||def.||Rin Nakai||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Viscardi Andrade||vs.||Richard Walsh||No Contest (overturned)||3||5:00||[a]|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Lightweight||Ross Pearson||def.||Chad Laprise||Decision (split) (28–30, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Alan Patrick||def.||Damien Brown||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
- Originally a Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) win for Andrade; overturned after he tested positive for stanozolol.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Jake Matthews vs. Johnny Case
- Performance of the Night: Mark Hunt and Neil Magny
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