UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson
|UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||June 18, 2016|
|Venue||TD Place Arena|
|City||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
This event marked the promotion's inaugural fight in the women's flyweight division as former UFC Women's Strawweight Championship challenger Valérie Létourneau faced Joanne Calderwood. Despite that, a formal introduction of the division wasn't made since promotion officials are still determining whether or not to permanently add the division.
Norifumi Yamamoto was scheduled to face Chris Beal at the event. However, Yamamoto was pulled from the bout on May 26 due to an undisclosed injury and was replaced by former Bellator Featherweight Champion and one time UFC Bantamweight Championship challenger Joe Soto.
Randa Markos missed weight on her first attempt at the weigh ins, coming in at 117.5 lb. She was given additional time to make the weight limit, but made no attempts to cut further. Instead, she was fined 20 percent of her fight purse, which went to Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Welterweight||Stephen Thompson||def.||Rory MacDonald||Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 48–47)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Donald Cerrone||def.||Patrick Côté||TKO (punches)||3||2:35|
|Light Heavyweight||Steve Bossé||def.||Sean O'Connell||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Olivier Aubin-Mercier||def.||Thibault Gouti||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||2:28|
|Women's Flyweight||Joanne Calderwood||def.||Valérie Létourneau||TKO (body kick and punches)||3||2:51|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)|
|Lightweight||Jason Saggo||def.||Leandro Silva||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Misha Cirkunov||def.||Ion Cuțelaba||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||3||1:22|
|Middleweight||Krzysztof Jotko||def.||Tamdan McCrory||KO (punch)||1||0:59|
|Bantamweight||Joe Soto||def.||Chris Beal||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||3:39|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Middleweight||Elias Theodorou||def.||Sam Alvey||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (117.5 lb)||Randa Markos||def.||Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Colby Covington||def.||Jonathan Meunier||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||0:54|
|Flyweight||Ali Bagautinov||def.||Geane Herrera||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Steve Bossé vs. Sean O'Connell
- Performance of the Night: Donald Cerrone and Krzysztof Jotko
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