UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux

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UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux
UFN Nashville 2015 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 8, 2015 (2015-08-08)
VenueBridgestone Arena
CityNashville, Tennessee
Total gate$454,551[1]
Event chronology
UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira

UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux (also known as UFC Fight Night 73) was a mixed martial arts event held on August 8, 2015, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.[2]


The event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Glover Teixeira and Tennessee resident Ovince Saint Preux.[2]

Matt Van Buren was briefly linked to a bout with promotional newcomer Jonathan Wilson at the event. However, Van Buren was removed from the card in early June citing injury and was replaced by Jared Cannonier.[3] In turn, Cannonier was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by Chris Dempsey.[4]

Joe Riggs was expected to face Uriah Hall at this event. However, Riggs was forced to pull out due to injury and was replaced by UFC newcomer Oluwale Bamgbose.[5]

Ian McCall was expected to face Dustin Ortiz at this event. However, McCall was forced to pull out of the event due to injury and was replaced by Willie Gates. Gates had previously fought only 27 days before the event, when he defeated Darrell Montague at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.[5]

Ray Borg missed weight on his first attempt at the weigh-ins, coming in at 126.75 lb. After having made no attempts to cut further, he was fined 20 percent of his fight purse, which went to his opponent Geane Herrera.[6]


Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira def. Ovince Saint Preux Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:10
Lightweight Beneil Dariush def. Michael Johnson Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Sam Alvey TKO (punches) 1 2:19
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt def. Timothy Johnson Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Sara McMann Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:53
Catchweight (126.75 lb) Ray Borg def. Geane Herrera Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)
Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Oluwale Bamgbose TKO (punches) 1 2:32
Middleweight Chris Camozzi def. Tom Watson Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–26, 29–27) 3 5:00 [a]
Flyweight Dustin Ortiz def. Willie Gates TKO (elbows and punches) 3 2:58
Bantamweight Frankie Saenz def. Sirwan Kakai Decision (split) (28–29, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Jonathan Wilson def. Chris Dempsey KO (punches) 1 0:50
Bantamweight Marlon Vera def. Roman Salazar Submission (triangle armbar) 2 2:15
Lightweight Scott Holtzman def. Anthony Christodoulou Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:40
  1. ^ Watson was deducted one point in the second round for repeated groin strikes.


Bonus awards[edit]

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

  • Fight of the Night: Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Performance of the Night: Amanda Nunes and Marlon Vera

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2015-08-09). "UFC Fight Night 73 draws announced attendance of 7,539 for $454,551 gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  2. ^ a b Thomas Gerbasi (2015-05-20). "Homecoming for OSP against Teixeira in August". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  3. ^ Staff (2015-06-04). "Jared Cannonier in for Van Buren vs. Jonathan Wilson at UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  4. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-07-22). "Dempsey Moves to 205 for Wilson Clash". UFC.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  5. ^ a b Thomas Gerbasi (2015-07-23). "Nashville Fight Updates". UFC.com. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-08-07). "UFC Fight Night 73 Weigh-In Results". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-08-07.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  8. ^ Mike Sloan (2015-08-08). "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Teixeira, St. Preux, Nunes, Vera pocket $50K in Nashville". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08.