UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao

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UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao
UFC DUBLIN FIGHT NIGHT 46.jpg
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date July 19, 2014 (2014-07-19)
Venue The O2
City Dublin, Ireland
Attendance 9,500[1]
Total gate $1.4 million[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown

UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao (also known as UFC Fight Night 46) was a mixed martial arts event held on July 19, 2014 at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland.[2][3]

Background[edit]

This was the second time that the organization has hosted an event in Dublin, following UFC 93 in 2009.[3]

The event was expected to be headlined by a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Cole Miller.[4] However, Miller was forced to pull out due to an injury, and was replaced by Diego Brandao.[5] Despite the change with one of the headlining participants, ticket demand was high for the event, with nearly all tickets selling out within a few hours of going on sale.[6]

Ryan LaFlare was scheduled to face Gunnar Nelson at the event. However, LaFlare was removed from the card and was replaced by Zak Cummings.[7]

Tom Lawlor was expected to face Ilir Latifi at the event, but Lawlor pulled out of the bout with an injury[8] and was replaced by promotional newcomer Chris Dempsey.[9]

Long time combat sports journalist Kevin Iole ranked the event as number 1 in his list of top 10 UFC events in history.[10]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Conor McGregor def. Diego Brandão TKO (punches) 1 4:05
Welterweight Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:48
Flyweight Ian McCall def. Brad Pickett Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani TKO (strikes) 2 3:41
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi def. Chris Dempsey KO (punches) 1 2:07
Flyweight Neil Seery def. Phil Harris Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Cathal Pendred def. Mike King Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:33 [a]
Middleweight Trevor Smith def. Tor Troéng Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Nikita Krylov def. Cody Donovan TKO (punches) 1 4:57
Flyweight Paddy Holohan def. Josh Sampo Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:06
  1. ^ King tested positive for nandrolone after the fight.

[11]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Cathal Pendred vs. Mike King ^
  • Performance of the Night: Conor McGregor and Gunnar Nelson

^ Bonus winner Mike King had his award rescinded after testing positive for anabolic steroids during his post fight drug screening.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 46 draws one of the year's best non-PPV attendance figures". MMAjunkie.com. July 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Staff (2014-04-29). "UFC returns to Dublin in July". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b Ben Blake (2014-03-06). "UFC return to Dublin confirmed for 19 July". thescore.ie. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  4. ^ Staff (2014-04-30). "Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller confirmed for UFC Fight Night 46 headliner in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  5. ^ Staff (2014-06-03). "Cole Miller out at UFC Fight Night 46, Conor McGregor now meets Diego Brandao". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  6. ^ Ariel Helwani (2014-06-06). "UFC Fight Night Dublin sells out immediately". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  7. ^ Staff (2014-05-28). "Gunnar Nelson now fights Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  8. ^ John Morgan (2014-07-16). "Tom Lawlor out at UFC Fight Night 46, promotion seeking replacement foe for Ilir Latifi". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  9. ^ Graeme (2014-07-03). "Ilir Latifi gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night Dublin". severmma.com. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  10. ^ Kevin Iole (2014-07-20). "UFC Fight Night 46 makes its mark as one of greatest events in UFC history". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  12. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-19). "UFC Fight Night 46 bonuses: McGregor, Nelson, Pendred, King win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  13. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-08-13). "Mike King flunks UFC Fight Night 46 drug test, loses $50,000 bonus". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14.