UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas
|UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 4, 2015|
The event was the third that the organization has hosted at the venue and first since 2012. The preliminary portion of the card began at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT, with the main card starting at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT, a rare time slot for UFC events held in North America.
Jorge Masvidal was briefly linked to a bout with Bobby Green at the event. However, shortly after the bout was announced by the UFC, Green pulled out of the bout citing a leg injury and was replaced by former WEC & UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson Subsequently, Henderson was removed from the bout with Masvidal as he was tabbed as a replacement for Stephen Thompson to face Brandon Thatch in the event headliner on February 14, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60. On February 2, Al Iaquinta was announced as Masvidal's new opponent.
Clint Hester was expected to face Luke Barnatt at this event. However, Hester pulled out of the fight in early March due to a foot injury. Subsequently, Barnatt was pulled from the card entirely in favor of a matchup with Mark Muñoz in May at UFC Fight Night 66.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Featherweight||Chad Mendes||def.||Ricardo Lamas||TKO (punches)||1||2:45|
|Lightweight||Al Iaquinta||def.||Jorge Masvidal||Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Michael Chiesa||def.||Mitch Clarke||Decision (unanimous) (29–26, 29–26, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Bantamweight||Julianna Peña||def.||Milana Dudieva||TKO (punches and elbows)||1||3:59|
|Featherweight||Clay Guida||def.||Robbie Peralta||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Dustin Poirier||def.||Carlos Diego Ferreira||KO (punches)||1||3:45|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Women's Bantamweight||Liz Carmouche||def.||Lauren Murphy||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Alexander Yakovlev||def.||Gray Maynard||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Timothy Johnson||def.||Shamil Abdurakhimov||TKO (punches)||1||4:57||[a]|
|Middleweight||Ron Stallings||def.||Justin Jones||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
- Abdurakhimov was docked one point in the first round for grabbing the fence.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: None awarded
- Performance of the Night: Chad Mendes, Julianna Peña, Dustin Poirier, and Timothy Johnson
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Virginia Boxing, MMA and Wrestling Advisory Board. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.
- Chad Mendes: $96,000 ($48,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Lamas: $35,000
- Al Iaquinta: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Masvidal: $51,000
- Michael Chiesa: $48,000 ($24,000 win bonus) def. Mitch Clarke: $12,000
- Julianna Peña: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Milana Dudieva: $10,000
- Clay Guida: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus) def. Robbie Peralta: $18,000
- Dustin Poirier: $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Diego Ferreira: $15,000
- Liz Carmouche: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Lauren Murphy: $8,000
- Alexander Yakovlev: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Gray Maynard: $48,000
- Timothy Johnson: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Shamil Abdurahimov: $12,000
- Ron Stallings: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Justin Jones: $8,000
- Staff (2015-04-04). "UFC Fight Night 63 attendance: Event earns $200K more than previous visit to venue". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
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- Staff (2015-01-17). "Dustin Poirier returns to 155, meets Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 63 in Fairfax, Va". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
- Ken Pishna (2015-01-18). "Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas Headlines Special UFC Fight Night Afternoon Edition". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
- Damon Martin (2015-01-22). "Bobby Green injured; Benson Henderson now faces Jorge Masvidal in Virginia". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
- Staff (2015-02-01). "Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch set as new UFC Fight Night 60 main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- Damon Martin (2015-02-02). "Al Iaquinta steps in to face Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night in Virginia". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
- Thomas Gerbasi (2015-03-06). "Hester-Barnatt bout pulled due to injury". UFC.com.
- Staff (2015-03-10). "Mark Munoz fights on, meets Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 66 in Philippines". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
- "UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
- "UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas Results". mmanuts.com. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- Staff (2015-04-04). "UFC Fight Night 63 bonuses: Four get $50,000 for 'Performance of the Night' efforts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
- Staff (2015-04-06). "UFC Fight Night 63 salaries: Clay Guida, Chad Mendes earn largest disclosed paydays". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
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