UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 21, 2015 (2015-03-21)
Venue Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
City Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Attendance 7,707[1]
Event chronology

UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare (also known as UFC Fight Night 62) was a mixed martial arts event held on March 21, 2015, at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2]

Background[edit]

After hosting a PPV event at the venue and some others at HSBC Arena, the event was the first Fight Night that the UFC has hosted in Rio de Janeiro.[2]

The event was expected to be headlined by a bantamweight rematch between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assunção.[3] However, on February 2, Assunção was forced out of the bout as his ankle, injured in mid-December 2014, was slow to heal and he was unable to resume the proper training to prepare for the fight in that time frame.[4] The UFC also removed Faber from the card and promoted a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare to the main event.[5]

Matt Wiman was expected to face Leonardo Santos at the event. However on February 11, Wiman pulled out of the bout citing a back injury and was replaced by Tony Martin.[6]

Josh Thomson was expected to face Gilbert Burns at the event. However on February 26, Thomson pulled out of the fight with an undisclosed injury,[7] while Burns remained on the card and faced promotional newcomer Alex Oliveira.[8]

Ben Saunders was expected to face Erick Silva at the event. However on March 6, Saunders pulled out of the bout due to an injury.[9] He was replaced by Josh Koscheck.[10] Koscheck had previously fought just 21 days before this event at UFC 184, losing his fight against Jake Ellenberger.[11]

A lightweight fight between Leandro Silva and Drew Dober ended with controversy as referee Eduardo Herdy stopped the bout at 2:45 of the second round for no apparent reason, as Dober had already escaped a guillotine choke attempt.[12] The result was met with an enormous number of complaints from several people related to mixed martial arts. Dober was paid his win bonus regardless.[13] Although initially announcing the controversial result would stand, the Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) – Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission – overturned Silva’s win and declared the fight a no-contest on March 26.[14]

On April 9, the CABMMA announced that Jorge de Oliveira failed a fight night drug test, testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. He was suspended for one year, retroactive to the event date.[15]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Demian Maia def. Ryan LaFlare Decision (unanimous) (48–46, 48–46, 48–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Erick Silva def. Josh Koscheck Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:21
Lightweight Leonardo Santos def. Tony Martin Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:29
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Shayna Baszler TKO (leg kick) 1 1:56
Lightweight Gilbert Burns def. Alex Oliveira Submission (armbar) 3 4:14
Featherweight Godofredo Pepey def. Andre Fili Submission (flying triangle choke) 1 3:14
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Lightweight Francisco Trinaldo def. Akbarh Arreola Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Kevin Souza def. Katsunori Kikuno KO (punch) 1 1:31
Lightweight Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober No Contest (overturned) 2 2:45 [b]
Lightweight Leonardo Mafra def. Cain Carrizosa Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Christos Giagos def. Jorge de Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:12
Flyweight Fredy Serrano def. Bentley Syler KO (punch) 3 1:34
  1. ^ Maia was docked 1 point in the 5th round for stalling on the ground and not engaging in the fight.
  2. ^ Original ruled a technical submission (guillotine choke) victory for Silva; result overturned to "No Contest" by CABMMA as referee errantly stopped the fight.[14]

[16] [17]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[18]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Gilbert Burns, Godofredo Pepey, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2015-03-22). "UFC Fight Night 62 draws announced 7,707 fans in Rio de Janeiro". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b John Morgan (2014-12-30). "UFC Fight Night 62 targeted for Rio de Janeiro's Maracanazinho Gymnasium". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  3. ^ Mookie Alexander (2015-01-21). "Raphael Assuncao vs. Urijah Faber verbally agreed for UFC Fight Night main event in Rio de Janeiro". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-02-02). "Raphael Assuncao injured, out of UFC Fight Night 62 main event with Urijah Faber". mmafighting.com. 
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-02-04). "Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare set to headline UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  6. ^ Jason Floyd (2015-02-11). "Matt Wiman out of UFC Fight Night 62 due to back injury, Leonardo Santos will now meet Tony Martin". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-02-11. 
  7. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2015-02-26). "Josh Thomson injured, out of UFC Fight Night 62 co-main event bout against Gilbert Burns". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 
  8. ^ Staff (2015-02-27). "Alex Oliveira meets Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 62; Saunders-Silva new co-main". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  9. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2015-03-06). "Injury forces Ben Saunders out of UFC Fight Night bout vs. Erick Silva". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  10. ^ Staff (2015-03-08). "Josh Koscheck in for Saunders, meets Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night 62 co-main". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-02-28). "UFC 184 results, photos: Jake Ellenberger gets rare submission of Josh Koscheck". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  12. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-03-21). "UFC Fight Night 62 results: Ref gives Leandro Silva gift submission win vs. Drew Dober". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco and John Morgan (2015-03-22). "UFC pays Drew Dober his win money; Dana White stumps for no-contest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  14. ^ a b Dann Stupp (2015-03-26). "Shocker: Brazil commission overturns Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober, declares no-contest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  15. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-04-09). "Jorge de Oliveira positive for steroids following loss at UFC Fight Night 62". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-01-22. 
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare Results". mmanuts.com. March 26, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-03-22). "UFC Fight Night 62 bonuses: On card with nine stoppages, who won $50,000?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-22.