UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson

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UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date 18 March 2017
Venue The O2 Arena
City London, England
Attendance 15,761[1]
Total gate $2,015,777[1]
Event chronology

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UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson (also known as UFC Fight Night 107) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on 18 March 2017 at The O2 Arena in London, England.[2]

Background[edit]

This event was expected to be UFC Fight Night 108, but an initially planned UFN 106 in Las Vegas, Nevada never materialised, prompting the change in numbers.[3]

A light heavyweight bout between Jimi Manuwa and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn light heavyweight winner Corey Anderson headlined the event,[4]

Brad Pickett was expected to face Henry Briones, in what would be his retirement bout.[5] However, Briones pulled out a week before the event and was replaced by Marlon Vera.[6] Due to the short notice and preparation for Vera, the bout was contested at a catchweight of 140 lbs.[7]

Veronica Macedo was expected to face Lina Länsberg at the event. However, Macedo pulled out of the fight on 28 February.[8] She was replaced by promotional newcomer Lucie Pudilová. The fighters first met in 2015, when Länsberg won via unanimous decision at Battle of Botnia 2015 in Sweden.[9]

At the weigh-ins, Ian Entwistle came in at 139 lbs, three pounds over the bantamweight limit of 136 lbs. As a result, he was fined 20% of his purse, which would go to his opponent Brett Johns and the bout would proceed at a catchweight.[10] However, Entwistle was pulled from the fight on the day of the event and the bout was cancelled.[11]

Moments before the start of the event, Tom Breese was deemed unfit to compete and was pulled from his bout against Oluwale Bamgbose.[12]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa def. Corey Anderson KO (punch) 1 3:05
Welterweight Gunnar Nelson def. Alan Jouban Submission (guillotine choke) 2 0:46
Catchweight (140 lbs) Marlon Vera def. Brad Pickett TKO (head kick and punches) 3 3:50
Featherweight Arnold Allen def. Makwan Amirkhani Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Joe Duffy def. Reza Madadi Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Francimar Barroso def. Darren Stewart Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Timothy Johnson def. Daniel Omielańczuk Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Vicente Luque Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Marc Diakiese def. Teemu Packalen KO (punch) 1 0:30
Middleweight Brad Scott def. Scott Askham Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Lina Länsberg def. Lucie Pudilová Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00

[13]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Not awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Jimi Manuwa, Gunnar Nelson, Marlon Vera and Marc Diakiese

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 draws announced 19,761 fans for gate north of $2million in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Staff (9 November 2016). "UFC set for return London on March 18". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  3. ^ John Morgan (9 January 2017). "UFC ditches plans for March 3 event in Las Vegas on eve of UFC 209". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Mike Bohn (29 January 2017). "Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson headlines UFC Fight Night 107 in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Adam Guillen Jr (26 December 2016). "Brad Pickett wants to retire at UFC Fight Night 108 in London". mmamania.com. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Simon Head (11 March 2017). "Brad Pickett gets new foe for next week's retirement fight at UFC Fight Night 107". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Staff (17 March 2017). "Pickett-Vera to proceed as catchweight bout". ufc.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Staff (28 February 2017). "Veronica Macedo out, promotion seeks new opponent for Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 107". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Staff (11 March 2017). "Lina Lansberg gets new (but familiar) opponent for next week's UFC Fight Night 107". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Abby Subhan (17 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 official weigh-in results: 'One Punch' accepts catchweight in final fight, Entwistle comes up short". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  11. ^ John Morgan (18 March 2017). "Ian Entwistle ruled out of UFC Fight Night 107, bout with Brett Johns scrapped". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Staff (18 March 2017). "Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese also pulled from today's UFC Fight Night 107 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  14. ^ Staff (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 bonuses: Headliner Jimi Manuwa among $50,000 winners for big KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017.