UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno

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UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date5 August 2017 (2017-08-05)
VenueArena Ciudad de México
CityMexico City, Mexico
Attendance10,172[1]
Event chronology
UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2 UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve

UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno (also known as UFC Fight Night 114) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on 5 August 2017 at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico.[2]

Background[edit]

A flyweight bout between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno headlined the event.[3]

Chris Gruetzemacher was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 lightweight winner Martín Bravo at the event. However, Gruetzemacher pulled out of the fight on July 18 with an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Humberto Bandenay.[4]

A featherweight contest between Hacran Dias and Zabit Magomedsharipov was scheduled to take place at this event, but Magomedsharipov was moved to a fight against Nick Hein at the UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov event in Rotterdam in September.[5] In turn, Hacran Dias was removed from the card entirely.

At the weigh-ins, Alexa Grasso came in at 119 lbs, three pounds over the strawweight limit of 116 lbs. As a result, she was fined 20% of her purse, which went to Randa Markos and their bout proceeded at a catchweight.[6]

This was the last event called by longtime color commentator and former fighter Brian Stann.

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Sergio Pettis def. Brandon Moreno Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-46, 48-46) 5 5:00
Catchweight (119 lbs) Alexa Grasso def. Randa Markos Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Niko Price def Alan Jouban TKO (punches) 1 1:44
Featherweight Humberto Bandenay def Martín Bravo KO (knee) 1 0:26
Middleweight Sam Alvey def. Rashad Evans Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Alejandro Pérez def. Andre Soukhamthath Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Middleweight Jack Hermansson def. Brad Scott TKO (punches) 1 3:50
Flyweight Dustin Ortiz def. Hector Sandoval KO (punches) 1 0:15
Bantamweight Rani Yahya def. Henry Briones Submission (kimura) 1 2:01
Bantamweight José Alberto Quiñónez def. Diego Rivas Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight Joseph Morales def. Roberto Sanchez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:56
Lightweight Jordan Rinaldi def. Álvaro Herrera Submission (Von Flue choke) 1 2:01

[7]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[8]

  • Fight of the Night: None awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Niko Price, Humberto Bandenay, Dustin Ortiz, and Joseph Morales

Aftermath[edit]

On November 1, USADA announced a finding of no-fault after Moreno failed a drug test. He tested positive for trace amounts of the banned substance clenbuterol in an in-competition test in the early hours of the event. But after an investigation, USADA determined that the positive likely came from contaminated meat, an issue well known to the anti-doping agency.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2017-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 114 draws reported 10,172 attendance in Mexico City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  2. ^ Staff (2017-05-11). "UFC announces return to Mexico City on Aug. 5, likely UFC Fight Night 114". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  3. ^ Juan Cárdenas (2017-05-21). "Pettis vs Moreno headline in Mexico". ufcespanol.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-07-19). "Chris Gruetzemacher out, Humberto Bandenay against Martín Bravo during UFC Mexico City". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-07-19. (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-07-20). "Zabit Magomedsharipov won't debut in Mexico, will fight in Rotterdam instead against Nick Hein". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-07-20. (in Dutch)
  6. ^ Mike Bohn (2017-08-04). "Video: Alexa Grasso misses weight for UFC Fight Night 114 co-headliner with Randa Markos". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  8. ^ Staff (2017-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  9. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-11-01). "USADA: UFC's Brandon Moreno accepts no-fault finding after failed drug test". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-01.