UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux

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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 8, 2014 (2014-11-08)
VenueGinásio Municipal Tancredo Neves
CityUberlândia, Brazil
Event chronology
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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux (also known as UFC Fight Night 56) was a mixed martial arts event held at the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlândia, Brazil, on November 8, 2014.[2]


After previously holding events in Minas Gerais's largest city Belo Horizonte, the event was the first that the organization has hosted in Uberlândia.[2]

A light heavyweight bout between Maurício Rua and Jimi Manuwa was expected to serve as event headliner.[3] However, on October 29, it was announced that Manuwa had pulled out of the fight due to injury and Ovince Saint Preux replaced him in main event against Rua.[4]

Rafael Cavalcante was expected to face Ovince Saint Preux at the event. However, Cavalcante pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Francimar Barroso.[5] Subsequently, this fight was cancelled when Saint Preux was chosen as an injury replacement in the event headliner.[4]

Dhiego Lima was originally scheduled to face Pawel Pawlak at this event. However, Pawlak was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Jorge de Oliveira.[6]

A bout between Ian McCall and John Lineker was expected to be the co-main event. However, just hours after both fighters successfully made weight, it was announced that McCall had to pull out of the fight due to a viral infection and the bout was pulled from the event entirely. The bout between Dhiego Lima and Jorge de Oliveira was moved to the main card.[7]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux def. Maurício Rua TKO (strikes) 1 0:34
Welterweight Warlley Alves def. Alan Jouban Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Cláudio Silva def. Leon Edwards Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dhiego Lima def. Jorge de Oliveira Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Juliana Lima def. Nina Ansaroff Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)
Featherweight Diego Rivas def. Rodolfo Rubio Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Caio Magalhães def. Trevor Smith KO (knee and punches) 1 0:31
Lightweight Leandro Silva def. Charlie Brenneman Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:15
Bantamweight Thomas Almeida def. Tim Gorman Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Colby Covington def. Wagner Silva Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:26


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
  • Performance of the Night: Ovince Saint Preux and Leandro Silva

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2014-11-09). "UFC Fight Night 56 draws reported 5,671". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  2. ^ a b Guilherme Cruz (2014-07-24). "UFC sets dates, locations for next cards in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  3. ^ Staff (2014-09-05). "Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa headlines UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-05.
  4. ^ a b Staff (2014-10-29). "Jimi Manuwa out at UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux now meets 'Shogun' Rua". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-09-26). "Lesão tira Feijão de Uberlândia (Brazilian Portuguese)". ufc.com.br. Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-11-02). "Undefeated Jorge Oliveira signs with the UFC, meets Dhiego Lima on six days' notice". mmafighting.com.
  7. ^ Steven Marocco (2014-10-08). "Viral infection scratches Ian McCall from UFC Fight Night 56 bout vs. John Lineker". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Manuwa". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  9. ^ Karim Zidan (2014-11-09). "UFC Fight Night Uberlandia bonuses: Saint Preux pockets $50,000 for 'Shogun' KO". bloodyelbow.com.