UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders
|UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||February 3, 2018|
|Venue||Arena Guilherme Paraense|
UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders (also known as UFC Fight Night 125) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on February 3, 2018, at Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belém, Brazil.
At the weigh-ins Michel Prazeres weighed in at 161 pounds, 5 pounds over the lightweight non title fight upper limit of 156 pounds. As a result, the bout proceeded at catchweight and Prazeres was expected to be fined 20% of his purse which will go to his opponent Desmond Green. If he wins, he also would forfeit 20 percent of his win bonus. Pedro Munhoz also missed weight, 4 pounds over the bantamweight non title fight upper limit of 136 pounds. In turn, his bout against former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller bantamweight winner John Dodson was pulled from the card after Dodson declined to take the fight. Meanwhile, Prazeres was supposed to weigh a maximum of 173 pounds on the night of the event for the fight to proceed as scheduled, but according to Green's camp, Prazeres weighed in at 180 pounds. Despite that, Green still accepted the fight and Prazeres gave him 40% of his purse.
|Main card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Middleweight||Lyoto Machida||def.||Eryk Anders||Decision (split) (48–47, 47–48, 49–46)||5||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko||def.||Priscila Cachoeira||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||4:25|
|Catchweight (161 lb)||Michel Prazeres||def.||Desmond Green||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Timothy Johnson||def.||Marcelo Golm||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Douglas Silva de Andrade||def.||Marlon Vera||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Thiago Santos||def.||Anthony Smith||TKO (body kick and punches)||2||1:03|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)|
|Welterweight||Sérgio Moraes||def.||Tim Means||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Alan Patrick||def.||Damir Hadžović||Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Polyana Viana||def.||Maia Stevenson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||3:50|
|Bantamweight||Iuri Alcântara||def.||Joe Soto||TKO (body kick and punches)||1||1:06|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Flyweight||Deiveson Figueiredo||def.||Joseph Morales||TKO (punches)||2||4:34|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith
- Performance of the Night: Valentina Shevchenko and Iuri Alcântara
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