UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren
UFC on ESPN+ 20.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date26 October 2019
VenueSingapore Indoor Stadium
CityKallang, Singapore
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren UFC 244: Masvidal vs Diaz

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.[2]


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.[2]

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.[3]

Yan Xiaonan was scheduled to face Ashley Yoder at the event. However, Yan pulled out of the fight in late-September citing a foot injury.[4] She was replaced by Randa Markos.[5]

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.[6]

Karol Rosa was scheduled to face Julia Avila at the event. However, Rosa pulled out of the fight in mid-October citing a knee injury and the bout was scrapped.[7]


Main Card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[1]

  • Fight of the Night: Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren
  • Performance of the Night: Beneil Dariush and Ciryl Gane

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jon Fuentes (2019-10-26). "UFC Singapore Bonuses, Attendance & Gate". lowkicmma.com. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2019-08-25). "Askren vs. Maia to headline UFC's return to Singapore". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  3. ^ Staff (2019-09-20). "Ben Sosoli set to fight Greg Hardy at UFC Boston". fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-09-25). "Yan Xiaonan out of UFC Singapore bout with Ashley Yoder". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  5. ^ Nolan King and Farah Hannoun (2019-09-26). "With Yan Xiaonan out, Randa Markos steps in to fight Ashley Yoder at UFC on ESPN+ 20". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  6. ^ Mike Bohn and Farah Hannoun (2019-10-02). "Brad Tavares moved to UFC 244 for matchup with unbeaten Edmen Shahbazyan". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  7. ^ Staff (2019-10-16). "Karol Rosa injures her knee and is out of the fight with Julia Avila at UFC Singapore". globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-10-16. (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-10-16.