UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith

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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith
UFC Fight Night 134 Poster.png
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
VenueBarclaycard Arena
CityHamburg, Germany
Attendance7,798[1]
Total gate$750,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith (also known as UFC Fight Night 134) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 22, 2018, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The event was the second that the promotion has held in Hamburg, following UFC Fight Night 93 in September of 2016.[2]

A light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Maurício Rua was expected to headline the event.[4][5] The pairing was previously scheduled in the co-headliner slot at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman, but was delayed after Oezdemir was pulled from that event due to alleged visa issues stemming from a previous legal transgression, restricting his travel to Chile.[6] The bout was again cancelled when Oezdemir was removed in favor of a bout against fellow former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227.[7] He was replaced by Anthony Smith.[8]

A bantamweight bout between Davey Grant and Manny Bermudez, was previously scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till. However, Grant pulled out of the fight after being diagnosed with a staph infection, and the bout was scrapped.[9] The pairing was left intact and rescheduled for this event.[10]

Ilir Latifi was scheduled to face former light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira at the event. However on July 5, it was announced that Latifi suffered an injury and was pulled from the fight.[11] He was replaced by The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn light heavyweight winner Corey Anderson.[12]

Alan Jouban was expected to face Danny Roberts at the event, but pulled out on July 12 due to a neck injury.[13] He was replaced by promotional newcomer David Zawada.[14]

Results[edit]

Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith def. Maurício Rua KO (elbow and punches) 1 1:29
Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Danny Roberts def. David Zawada Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Damir Hadžović def. Nick Hein Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Bartosz Fabiński def. Emil Weber Meek Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Nad Narimani def. Khalid Taha Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Aleksandar Rakić def. Justin Ledet Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-24, 30-24) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Manny Bermudez def. Davey Grant Technical Submission (triangle choke) 1 0:59
Light Heavyweight Darko Stošić def. Jeremy Kimball TKO (elbows and punches) 1 3:13
Bantamweight Liu Pingyuan def. Damian Stasiak Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters earned $50,000 bonuses:[16]

  • Fight of the Night: Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada
  • Performance of the Night: Anthony Smith and Manny Bermudez

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2018-07-22). "UFC Fight Night 134 draws reported 7,798 attendance for $750,000 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2018-03-27). "UFC returns to Hamburg for Fight Night event on July 22". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  3. ^ Press release (2018-04-07). "UFC's summer slate heats up". ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  4. ^ Staff (2018-04-23). "Volkan Oezdemir vs. 'Shogun' rebooked, now headlines UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  5. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2018-04-23). "Oezdemir-Rua to headline in Hamburg". ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  6. ^ Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho (2018-03-13). "Oezdemir is forbidden to leave the US and the Shogun bout will be rescheduled". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2018-04-23. (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Brett Okamoto (2018-07-02). "Sources: UFC finalizing Gustafsson-Oezdemir". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-07-02). "Anthony Smith steps in for Volkan Oezdemir against 'Shogun' Rua at UFC Hamburg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  9. ^ Tudor Leonte (2018-05-24). "Report: Manny Bermudez-Davey Grant scrapped from Sunday's UFC Fight Night 130". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  10. ^ Staff (2018-07-05). "Manny Bermudez-Davey Grant, Nad Narimani-Khalid Taha added to UFC Hamburg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  11. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-07-05). "Ilir Latifi out of UFC Hamburg co-main event against Glover Teixeira". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  12. ^ Mookie Alexander (2018-07-08). "Ilir Latifi out, Corey Anderson in vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC Hamburg". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  13. ^ Staff (2018-07-12). "Alan Jouban confirms withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 134". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  14. ^ Michał Malinowsky (2018-07-15). "David Zawada vs. Danny Roberts in UFC Hamburg!". inthecage.pl. Retrieved 2018-07-15. (in Polish)
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  16. ^ Staff (2018-07-22). "UFC Fight Night 134 bonuses: Anthony Smith messes up 'Shogun' for $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-22.