UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date June 18, 2016
Venue TD Place Arena
City Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Attendance 10,490[1]
Total gate $1,278,250[1]
Event chronology

UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping 2 UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez

UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson (also known as UFC Fight Night 89) was a mixed martial arts event held on June 18, 2016 at TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The event was the first that the promotion has hosted in Ottawa.[4] Each of the main card bouts feature at least one Canadian fighter.

The card was headlined by a welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Championship challenger Rory MacDonald and five-time kickboxing world champion Stephen Thompson.[2]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Alex Garcia was scheduled to face Colby Covington, but pulled out on June 9 due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jonathan Meunier.[7]

Randa Markos missed weight on her first attempt at the weigh ins, coming in at 117.5 lbs. 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.[8]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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 lbs) 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

[9]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Steve Bossé vs. Sean O'Connell
  • Performance of the Night: Donald Cerrone and Krzysztof Jotko

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 89 attendance: Event draws reported 10,490 fans for $1,278,250 gate". mmajunkie.com. June 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Brad Popkin (2016-03-06). "Rory MacDonald vs Stephen Thompson headlines UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa on June 18". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  3. ^ UFC press release (2016-03-29). "UFC debuts in Ottawa with MacDoanld-Thompson". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  4. ^ Ariel Helwani (2016-03-04). "Ottawa to host first UFC event in June". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  5. ^ Staff (2016-04-28). "Joanne Calderwood meets Valerie Letourneau in first UFC women's flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 89". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  6. ^ Staff (2016-05-26). "'Kid' Yamamoto scratched from UFC Fight Night 89, Joe Soto now meets Chris Beal". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  7. ^ Staff (2016-06-09). "(Updated) Alex Garcia out, Jonathan Meunier in against Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 89". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  8. ^ Staff (2016-06-17). "UFC Fight Night 89 official weigh-in results: Headliners on weight, but 1 fighter heavy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night MacDonald vs. Thompson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  10. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-19). "UFC Fight Night Ottawa bonuses: Cerrone, Bosse, O'Connell, Jotko pocket $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-19.