UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis

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UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis
UFC Fight Night Norfolk Poirier vs. Pettis Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 11, 2017 (2017-11-11)
VenueTed Constant Convocation Center
CityNorfolk, Virginia
Total gate$642,070[1]
Event chronology
UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura

UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis (also known as UFC Fight Night 120) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on November 11, 2017, at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.[2]


The event marked the first time that the promotion visited the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.[2]

A lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and former WEC and UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis served as the event headliner.[3][4]

A light heavyweight bout between Jared Cannonier and Antônio Rogério Nogueira was briefly linked to serve as the co-headliner at this event.[5] The fight was rescheduled to take place a month later at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos.[6]

At the weigh ins, Matthew Lopez weighed in at 138.5 pounds, 2.5 pounds over the bantamweight upper limit of 136 pounds. The bout proceeded at a catchweight and Lopez forfeited 20% of his purse to Raphael Assunção.[7]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Dustin Poirier def. Anthony Pettis Submission (body triangle) 3 2:08
Welterweight Matt Brown def. Diego Sanchez KO (elbow) 1 3:44
Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Júnior Albini Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira def. Nate Marquardt Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (138.5 lb) Raphael Assunção def. Matthew Lopez KO (punch) 3 1:50
Lightweight Clay Guida def. Joe Lauzon TKO (punches and elbows) 1 1:07
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Bantamweight Marlon Moraes def. John Dodson Decision (split) (30–27, 27–30, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Tatiana Suarez def. Viviane Pereira Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sage Northcutt def. Michel Quiñones Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Nina Ansaroff def. Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Sean Strickland def. Court McGee Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Jake Collier def. Marcel Fortuna Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Karl Roberson def. Darren Stewart Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:41
  1. ^ Originally announced as a majority draw (30–27, 29–29, 29–29); later overturned to a unanimous decision win for Strickland due to a miscalculation in scores.[8]


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Performance of the Night: Matt Brown and Raphael Assunção

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation. 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. The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,935,600.[11]

  • Dustin Poirier: $130,000 ($65,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $135,000
  • Matt Brown: $150,000 ($75,000 win bonus) def. Diego Sanchez: $95,000
  • Andrei Arlovski: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Júnior Albini: $12,000
  • Cezar Ferreira: $78,000 ($39,000 win bonus) def. Nate Marquardt: $68,000
  • Raphael Assunção: $113,600 ($55,000 win bonus) def. Matthew Lopez: $26,400 ^
  • Clay Guida: $114,000 ($57,000 win bonus) def. Joe Lauzon: $62,000
  • Marlon Moraes: $140,000 ($70,000 win bonus) def. John Dodson: $41,000
  • Tatiana Suarez: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Viviane Pereira: $14,000
  • Sage Northcutt: $120,000 ($60,000 win bonus) def. Michel Quiñones: $10,000
  • Nina Ansaroff: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Angela Hill: $21,000
  • Sean Strickland: $64,000 ($32,000 win bonus) def. Court McGee: $35,000
  • Jake Collier: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Marcel Fortuna: $14,000
  • Karl Roberson: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Darren Stewart: $10,000

^ Although not included on the initial report, Matthew Lopez was fined 20 percent of his purse ($3,600) for failing to make the required weight for his fight with Raphael Assunção. That money was issued to Assunção, a VDPOR official confirmed.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2017-11-12). "UFC Fight Night 120 attendance: Event stands as most attended UFC card in Virginia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  2. ^ a b Ed Miller (2017-08-02). "UFC's headed to Shanghai, Sydney, Sao Paulo ... and Norfolk, too". pilotonline.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. ^ Mike Bohn (2017-08-15). "Ex-champ Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 120 in Virginia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  4. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2017-09-13). "Pettis-Poirier headlines Norfolk card". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  5. ^ André Azevedo, Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho (2017-08-10). "Recovered from injury, Minotouro will face Cannonier at UFC Norfolk" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2017-08-17). "Nogueira-Cannonier heads to Winnipeg". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  7. ^ Staff (2017-11-10). "UFC Fight Night 120 weigh-in results: One fighter heavy, but Pettis, Poirier official". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  8. ^ John Morgan (2017-11-11). "UFC Fight Night 120 results: Sean Strickland wins hard-fought decision upon further review". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  10. ^ Staff (2017-11-12). "UFC Fight Night 120 bonuses: Yeah, Dustin Poirier got his money". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  11. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-11-15). "UFC Fight Night 120 salaries: Andrei Arlovski tops payroll at $250,0000". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.