UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders

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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders
UFC FN Belem poster.jpeg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date February 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
Venue Arena Guilherme Paraense
City Belém, Brazil
Attendance 10,144 [1]
Event chronology

UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders UFC 221: Rockhold vs. Romero

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.[2]

Background[edit]

While the UFC has hosted several events in Northeast Brazil, the event marked the promotion's first visit to Pará in the country's North region.[2]

A middleweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida and Eryk Anders headlined this event.[3]

Luis Henrique was scheduled to face Timothy Johnson at the event. However, Henrique was removed from the pairing in early December and was replaced by Marcelo Golm.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Results[edit]

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

[8]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith
  • Performance of the Night: Valentina Shevchenko and Iuri Alcântara

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2018-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 125 draws announced 10,144 attendance in Belem, Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2017-10-29). "UFC makes debut in Belém, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 3". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ Max Freedman (2017-12-14). "Lyoto Machida battles rising-star Eryk Anders in UFC Belém headliner". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  4. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-12-07). "Marcelo Golm replaces Luis Henrique de Oliveira against Tim Johnson during UFC Belem". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-12-07. (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Staff (2018-02-02). "UFC Fight Night 125 weigh-ins: Eryk Anders on mark on second try, but two miss". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-02-02). "John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz off of UFC Belem". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  7. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-02-03). "UFC Belem at risk of losing another main card fight (updated)". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  9. ^ Staff (2018-02-04). "UFC Fight Night 125 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko's domination among night's winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-04.