UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy

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UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMay 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)
VenueCanadian Tire Centre
CityOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Attendance10,960[1]
Total gate$807,000[1]
Event chronology
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UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy (also known as UFC Fight Night 151 or UFC on ESPN+ 9) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on May 4, 2019 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The event was the promotion's second visit to Ottawa, following UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson which took place in June 2016 at TD Place Arena.[2]

A lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone served as the event headliner.[3][4]

A heavyweight bout between Walt Harris and Aleksei Oleinik was originally scheduled to take place at this event. However on April 3, it was announced that Oleinik would be replacing former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov against the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 7.[5] He was replaced by Sergey Spivak.[6]

Leah Letson was expected to face Sarah Moras at the event. However, Letson was removed from the fight in early April for an unspecified medical issue and was replaced by Macy Chiasson.[7]

Brian Kelleher was expected to face Mitch Gagnon at the event. However, Kelleher pulled out of the fight on April 10 citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Cole Smith.[8]

A welterweight bout between Siyar Bahadurzada and Nordine Taleb was scheduled to take place at the event. However on April 24, it was reported that Bahadurzada pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by newcomer Kyle Prepolec.[9]

Results[edit]

Main Card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Al Iaquinta Decision (unanimous) (49-45, 49-45, 49-46) 5 5:00
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Elias Theodorou Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Shane Burgos def. Cub Swanson Decision (split) (30-27, 27-30, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili def. Brad Katona Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Walt Harris def. Serghei Spivac TKO (knees and punches) 1 0:50
Middleweight Andrew Sanchez def. Marc-André Barriault Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Women's Bantamweight Macy Chiasson def. Sarah Moras TKO (punches) 2 2:22
Bantamweight Vince Morales def. Aiemann Zahabi Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Nordine Taleb def. Kyle Prepolec Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Matt Sayles def. Kyle Nelson Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:16
Heavyweight Arjan Bhullar def. Juan Adams Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Cole Smith def. Mitch Gagnon Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00

[10]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:[11]

  • Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta
  • Performance of the Night: Walt Harris and Macy Chiasson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2019-05-05). "UFC on ESPN+ 9 draws announced 10,960 attendance for $807k live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  2. ^ a b Jesse Holland (2019-03-20). "UFC Ottawa official for May 4 on ESPN+". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  3. ^ a b Press Release (2019-03-20). "Iaquinta vs Cowboy for Ottawa main event". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  4. ^ Brett Okamoto (2019-03-19). "Sources: Iaquinta, Cerrone agree to May 4 fight". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  5. ^ Andrew Ravens (2019-04-03). "Alistair Overeem receives new opponent at UFC St. Petersburg". lowkick.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  6. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2019-04-09). "Unbeaten Sergey Spivak steps in to fight Walt Harris at UFC Ottawa". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  7. ^ Staff (2019-04-03). "Canadian bantamweight Sarah Moras gets new opponent for UFC Ottawa card". chroniclejournal.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  8. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-04-11). "BFL Champion Cole Smith tackles short notice fight against Mitch Gagnon during UFC Ottawa" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  9. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-04-28). "Kyle Prepolec replaces Siyar Bahadurzada against Nordine Taleb during UFC Ottawa" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  11. ^ Stephie Haynes (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa post-fight bonuses: Cerrone and Iaquinta score FOTN honors". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.