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.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 26, 2019 (2019-10-26)
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) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on October 26, 2019 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.[1]

Background[edit]

A welterweight bout between former two-division UFC title challenger, Demian Maia and former Bellator Welterweight Champion and former ONE Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren is expected to headline the event.[1]

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 September 19, 2019 and the bout moved to UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman a week earlier.[2]

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. [3] She was replaced by Randa Markos.[4]

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.[5]

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. Promotion officials have not confirmed, but Avila is expected to be removed from the card and be rescheduled for another event.[6]

Fight card[edit]

Main Card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren
Welterweight Muslim Salikhov vs. Laureano Staropoli
Heavyweight Ciryl Gane vs. Don’tale Mayes
Lightweight Michael Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
Lightweight Frank Camacho vs. Beneil Dariush
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Women Strawweight Randa Markos vs. Ashley Yoder
Lightweight Alex White vs. Rafael Fiziev
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Movsar Evloev
Heavyweight Sergei Pavlovich vs. Maurice Greene
Women Strawweight Loma Lookbonmee vs. Aleksandra Albu
Heavyweight Raphael Pessoa Nunes vs. Jeff Hughes

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UFC press release (2019-08-25). "Askren vs. Maia to headline UFC's return to Singapore". UFC.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  2. ^ FNA Staff. "Ben Sosoli set to fight Greg Hardy at UFC Boston – Fight News Australia". fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  3. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2019-09-25). "Yan Xiaonan out of UFC Singapore bout with Ashley Yoder". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  4. ^ 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.com. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  5. ^ Mike Bohn and Farah Hannoun (2019-10-02). "Brad Tavares moved to UFC 244 for matchup with unbeaten Edmen Shahbazyan". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-16.