UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren
|UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||26 October 2019|
|Venue||Singapore Indoor Stadium|
UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren (also known as UFC Fight Night 162 or UFC on ESPN+ 20) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on 26 October 2019 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
A welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Championship challenger Demian Maia and former Bellator Welterweight Champion and former ONE Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren headlined the event.
A heavyweight bout between Greg Hardy and Jarjis Danho was scheduled for the event. However, Danho was pulled from the event for an undisclosed reason. He was replaced by Ben Sosoli on 19 September and the bout moved to UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman a week earlier.
Ian Heinisch was scheduled to face Brad Tavares at the event. However, Heinisch was removed from the pairing in early October for undisclosed reasons. In turn, Tavares was removed from the event entirely and rescheduled to face Edmen Shahbazyan a week later at UFC 244.
|Main Card (ESPN+)|
|Welterweight||Demian Maia||def.||Ben Askren||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||3:54|
|Lightweight||Stevie Ray||def.||Michael Johnson||Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–28, 28–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Beneil Dariush||def.||Frank Camacho||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||2:02|
|Heavyweight||Ciryl Gane||def.||Don'Tale Mayes||Submission (heel hook)||3||4:46|
|Welterweight||Muslim Salikhov||def.||Laureano Staropoli||Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Women's Strawweight||Randa Markos||def.||Ashley Yoder||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Rafael Fiziev||def.||Alex White||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Movsar Evloev||def.||Enrique Barzola||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Sergei Pavlovich||def.||Maurice Greene||TKO (punches)||1||2:11|
|Women's Strawweight||Loma Lookboonmee||def.||Aleksandra Albu||Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Raphael Pessoa||def.||Jeff Hughes||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren
- Performance of the Night: Beneil Dariush and Ciryl Gane
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