UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens
|UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||June 28, 2014|
|City||San Antonio, Texas|
Myles Jury was scheduled to face Abel Trujillo at the event. However, Jury pulled out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Francisco Treviño. Subsequently, Treviño's originally scheduled opponent on the card, Joe Ellenberger, was briefly linked to bouts with newcomers Johnny Case and Bryan Barberena. However, Case and Barberena were removed just days after being announced as well and were eventually replaced by another newcomer James Moontasri. Then on June 9, Treviño pulled out of the bout and Trujillo was removed from the card entirely.
Ray Borg was scheduled to face Ryan Benoit at the event. However, on June 18 it was announced that Benoit had to pull out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Shane Howell.
Co-main event fighter Kelvin Gastelum initially weighed in over the 171 pound welterweight limit at 173 pounds. His subsequent efforts to make weight over the next two hours failed, hence he was forced to surrender 20 percent of his purse to opponent Nico Musoke.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Featherweight||Cub Swanson||def.||Jeremy Stephens||Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 48–47)||5||5:00|
|Catchweight (172.75 lb)||Kelvin Gastelum||def.||Nico Musoke||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Cezar Ferreira||def.||Andrew Craig||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Ricardo Lamas||def.||Hacran Dias||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Clint Hester||def.||Antônio Braga Neto||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Joe Ellenberger||def.||James Moontasri||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Lightweight||Carlos Diego Ferreira||def.||Colton Smith||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||0:38|
|Bantamweight||Cody Gibson||def.||Johnny Bedford||TKO (punches)||1||0:38|
|Middleweight||Marcelo Guimarães||def.||Andy Enz||Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Ray Borg||def.||Shane Howell||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||2:17|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Heavyweight||Aleksei Oleinik||def.||Anthony Hamilton||Submission (neck crank)||1||2:18|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Performance of the Night: Ray Borg and Carlos Diego Ferreira
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