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
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date18 March 2017
VenueThe O2 Arena
CityLondon, England
Attendance15,761[1]
Total gate$2,015,777[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2

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] After this fight, Pickett placed his gloves on the canvas of the octagon and announced his retirement.

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.