UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz
|UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz|
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Muñoz.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 26, 2013|
|Venue||Phones 4u Arena|
|City||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Total gate||$1.5 million|
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.
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. Subsequently in early October, Cedenblad was forced out of the Sakara bout with an injury and replaced by newcomer Nico Musoke.
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. On September 24, Njokuani also pulled out of the event with an injury. Iaquinta eventually faced Piotr Hallmann.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 2)|
|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||Verbal Submission (armbar)||1||3:07|
|Catchweight (128 lbs)||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|
|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|
- Doctor deemed Pearson unable to continue after being cut by an accidental illegal knee.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
- Knockout of the Night: Lyoto Machida
- Submission of the Night: Nicholas Musoke
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