UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz

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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 26, 2013
VenuePhones 4u Arena
CityManchester, United Kingdom
Total gate$1.5 million[1]
Event chronology
UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz UFC: Fight for the Troops 3

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz (also known as UFC Fight Night 30) was a mixed martial arts event held on October 26, 2013, at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom.[2]


The main card of the event was broadcast on Fox Sports 2.[3]

The event was expected to be headlined by a middleweight bout between top contenders Michael Bisping and Mark Muñoz. However, on September 27 Bisping pulled out of the bout with an eye injury and was replaced by Lyoto Machida.[4][5]

Tom Watson was expected to face Alessio Sakara at this event. However, Watson had to pull out due to an injury and was replaced by Magnus Cedenblad.[6] Subsequently, in early October, Cedenblad was forced out of the Sakara bout with an injury and replaced by newcomer Nico Musoke.[7]

Paul Taylor was expected to face Anthony Njokuani at this event. However, Taylor was forced to pull out due to an injury and was replaced by Al Iaquinta.[8] On September 24, Njokuani also pulled out of the event with an injury.[9] Iaquinta eventually faced Piotr Hallmann.[10]

Mike Wilkinson was expected to face Jimy Hettes at the event. However, Wilkinson pulled out of the bout in the week leading up the bout and was replaced by newcomer Rob Whiteford.[11][12]

John Lineker weighed in two pounds too heavy and forfeited a part of his purse.[13]


Main Card (Fox Sports 2)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Lyoto Machida def. Mark Muñoz KO (head kick) 1 3:10
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard No Contest (illegal knee) 1 1:57 [a]
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo TKO (injury) 2 4:41
Lightweight Norman Parke def. Jon Tuck Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Nico Musoke def. Alessio Sakara Submission (armbar) 1 3:07
Catchweight (128 lb) John Lineker def. Phil Harris TKO (punches) 1 2:51
Preliminary card (Online Prelims)
Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Piotr Hallmann Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Luke Barnatt def. Andrew Craig Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:12 [b]
Women's Bantamweight Jéssica Andrade def. Rosi Sexton Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cole Miller def. Andy Ogle Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jimy Hettes def. Robert Whiteford Technical Submission (triangle choke) 2 2:17
Middleweight Brad Scott def. Michael Kuiper Submission (standing guillotine choke) 1 4:17
  1. ^ Doctor deemed Pearson unable to continue after being cut by an accidental illegal knee.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Manuwa vs Jimmo bout.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
  • Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida
  • Submission of the Night: Nicholas Musoke

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 30 draws reported 10,355 attendance for $1.5 million gate". MMA Junkie. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Mookie Alexander (2013-08-03). "Michael Bisping vs. Mark Muñoz to headline UFC on Fox Sports 2 show in Manchester on October 26th". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  3. ^ Staff (2013-09-04). "Manchester's UFC Fight Night 30 to remain on FOX Sports 2". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  4. ^ Staff (2013-09-27). "Michael Bisping out at UFC Fight Night 30, Lyoto Machida now faces Mark Muñoz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  5. ^ Matthew Roth (2013-09-29). "Michael Bisping apologizes to fans for eye injury that forced him from bout with Mark Muñoz". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  6. ^ Staff (2013-09-15). "Tom Watson out, Magnus Cedenblad meets Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  7. ^ Staff (2013-10-10). "Nicholas Musoke meets Alessio Sakara at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  8. ^ Staff (2013-09-19). "Al Iaquinta replaces Paul Taylor, faces Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  9. ^ Staff (2013-09-24). "Injury knocks Anthony Njokuani out of UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Al Iaquinta". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  10. ^ Staff (2013-09-26). "Piotr Hallman replaces Njokuani, meets Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 30". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  11. ^ John Morgan and Matt Erickson (2013-10-20). "Robert Whiteford expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  12. ^ Staff (2013-10-20). "UFC lands first Scottish fighter, Robert Whiteford to face Jimy Hettes". MMAmount.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  13. ^ Chuck Mindenhall (2013-10-25). "UFC Fight Night 30 weigh-in results: Machida, Munoz make weight". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
  15. ^ Staff. "UFC Fight Night 30 bonuses: Machida, Musoke, Barnatt and Craig earn $50k awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26.