UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt

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UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)
Venue Spark Arena
City Auckland, New Zealand
Attendance 7,468[1]
Total gate $800,298[1]
Event chronology

UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt (also known as UFC Fight Night 110) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on 11 June 2017 at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.[2]

Background[edit]

The event was the second that the promotion has hosted in Auckland, following UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt in June 2014.[2]

A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix winner and former interim title contender Mark Hunt served as the main event.[3]

Former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Joseph Benavidez was expected to face Ben Nguyen at the event. However, Benavidez pulled out of the fight citing a knee injury on 10 May.[4] He was replaced by The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions flyweight winner and fellow former title challenger Tim Elliott.[5]

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 middleweight winner Warlley Alves was expected to face Kiichi Kunimoto, but pulled out on May 18 due to an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Zak Ottow.[6]

Promotional newcomer Nadia Kassem was scheduled to face JJ Aldrich, but pulled out on May 31 and was replaced by fellow newcomer Chan-Mi Jeon.[7]

At the weigh-ins, Jeon came in at 118 lbs, two pounds over the women's strawweight limit of 116 lbs. As a result, she was fined 20% of the purse, which will go to Aldrich and the bout proceeded as scheduled at a catchweight.[8]

Just hours before the event, Thibault Gouti pulled out of a scheduled lightweight bout against Dong Hyun Kim due to illness, prompting Kim's removal as well.[9]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Mark Hunt def. Derrick Lewis TKO (punches) 4 3:51
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Dan Kelly KO (punches) 1 1:16
Lightweight Dan Hooker def. Ross Pearson KO (knee) 2 3:02
Light Heavyweight Ion Cuțelaba def. Henrique da Silva KO (punches) 1 0:22
Flyweight Ben Nguyen def. Tim Elliott Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:49
Featherweight Alexander Volkanovski def. Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Vinc Pichel def. Damien Brown KO (punches) 1 3:37
Welterweight Luke Jumeau def. Dominique Steele Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Moraga def. Ashkan Mokhtarian Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Zak Ottow def. Kiichi Kunimoto Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Catchweight (118 lbs) JJ Aldrich def. Chan-Mi Jeon Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00

[10]

Bonus awards[edit]

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

  • Fight of the Night: Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis
  • Performance of the Night: Dan Hooker and Ben Nguyen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2017-06-23). venuestoday.com http://www.venuestoday.com/news/detail/hot-tickets-for-june-21-2017. Retrieved 2017-06-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b Staff (2017-03-05). "UFC returns to New Zealand in June for UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  3. ^ Dann Stupp and John Morgan (2017-03-20). "Derrick Lewis vs. Mark Hunt targeted for New Zealand's UFC Fight Night 110 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-20. 
  4. ^ Staff (2017-05-10). "Joseph Benavidez says he's injured, out of UFC Fight Night 110 bout vs. Ben Nguyen". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  5. ^ Mike Bohn (2017-05-10). "Tim Elliott replaces Joseph Benavidez against Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  6. ^ Staff (2017-05-18). "Zak Ottow replaces Warlley Alves to take on Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 110". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  7. ^ Staff (2017-05-31). "19-year-old Chan-Mi Jeon replaces Nadia Kassem next week at UFC Fight Night 110". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  8. ^ Staff (2017-06-09). "UFC Fight Night 110 early weigh-in results: One fighter misses, but Lewis, Hunt at 265". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  9. ^ Staff (2017-06-10). "Thibault Gouti ruled out of UFC Fight Night 110 with illness hours before event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-03-20. 
  11. ^ Staff (2017-06-10). "UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10.