UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
|UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||May 4, 2019|
|Venue||Canadian Tire Centre|
|City||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
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.
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. He was replaced by Sergey Spivak.
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.
|Main Card (ESPN+)|
|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.||Sergey Spivak||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|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta
- Performance of the Night: Walt Harris and Macy Chiasson
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- Press Release (2019-03-20). "Iaquinta vs Cowboy for Ottawa main event". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
- Brett Okamoto (2019-03-19). "Sources: Iaquinta, Cerrone agree to May 4 fight". espn.com. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
- Andrew Ravens (2019-04-03). "Alistair Overeem receives new opponent at UFC St. Petersburg". lowkick.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
- Alexander K. Lee (2019-04-09). "Unbeaten Sergey Spivak steps in to fight Walt Harris at UFC Ottawa". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
- Staff (2019-04-03). "Canadian bantamweight Sarah Moras gets new opponent for UFC Ottawa card". chroniclejournal.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
- 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.
- Marcel Dorff (2019-04-28). "Kyle Prepolec replaces Siyar Bahadurzada against Nordine Taleb during UFC Ottawa" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
- "UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
- Stephie Haynes (2019-05-04). "UFC Ottawa post-fight bonuses: Cerrone and Iaquinta score FOTN honors". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2019-05-05.