UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao
|UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao|
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||July 19, 2014|
|Total gate||$1.4 million|
The event was expected to be headlined by a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Cole Miller. However, Miller was forced to pull out due to an injury, and was replaced by Diego Brandao. 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.
Long time combat sports journalist Kevin Iole ranked the event as number 1 in his list of top 10 UFC events in history.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|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|
- King tested positive for nandrolone after the fight.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- 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^ Bonus winner Mike King had his award rescinded after testing positive for anabolic steroids during his post fight drug screening.
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