UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve

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UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve
UFC Fight Night Rotterdam Struve vs. Volkov.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date2 September 2017 (2017-09-02)
VenueAhoy Rotterdam
CityRotterdam, Netherlands
Attendance10,224[1]
Total gate$900,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2

UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve (also known as UFC Fight Night 115) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on 2 September 2017 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[2]

Background[edit]

A heavyweight bout between former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve headlined the event.[3][4]

Promotional newcomer Abu Azaitar was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada at the event, but pulled out in early August and was replaced by fellow newcomer Rob Wilkinson.[5]

Also in early August, Islam Makhachev pulled out of a scheduled bout against Michel Prazeres and was replaced by another newcomer in Mads Burnell.[6]

On August 11, Marcos Rogério de Lima was pulled from his bout against Saparbek Safarov after being flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 1.[7] Subsequently, Safarov was also forced from the card with a rib injury.[8]

Nick Hein was expected to face promotional newcomer Zabit Magomedsharipov at this event, but pulled out on August 21 due to injury.[9] Hein was replaced by promotional newcomer Mike Santiago.[10]

Former UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie was expected to face Marion Reneau at the event. However, de Randamie pulled out of the fight on August 25 citing injury.[11] She was replaced by promotional newcomer Talita Bernardo.[12]

At the weigh ins, Michel Prazeres missed the lightweight limit of 156 pounds, coming in at 159 pounds. As a result his bout with Mads Burnell was changed to a catchweight and Prazeres was fined 20% of his purse.[13]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Stefan Struve TKO (punches) 3 3:30
Middleweight Siyar Bahadurzada def. Rob Wilkinson TKO (punches) 2 3:10
Women's Bantamweight Marion Reneau def. Talita Bernardo TKO (punches) 3 4:54
Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Bryan Barberena Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Darren Till def. Bojan Veličković Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov def. Felipe Silva KO (punch) 1 1:24
Catchweight (159 lbs) Michel Prazeres def. Mads Burnell Submission (north-south choke) 3 1:26
Lightweight Rustam Khabilov def. Desmond Green Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Aleksandar Rakić def. Francimar Barroso Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Mike Santiago Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:22
Light Heavyweight Abdul-Kerim Edilov def. Bojan Mihajlović TKO (punches) 2 2:32
Lightweight Thibault Gouti def. Andrew Holbrook TKO (punches) 1 4:28

[14]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Alexander Volkov vs. Stefan Struve
  • Performance of the Night: Mairbek Taisumov and Zabit Magomedsharipov

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2017-09-02). "UFC-Rotterdam attendance takes slight dip from Dutch debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  2. ^ Dann Stupp (2017-03-16). "UFC announces 2017 events in Scotland, Netherlands and Poland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  3. ^ press release (2017-05-27). "Struve and Volkov headline UFC's Fight return to the Netherlands". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  4. ^ Staff (2017-05-27). "Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov headlines September's UFC Fight Night in Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  5. ^ C. Post (2017-07-30). "Newly signed Rob Wilkinson to face Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC Fight Night 115". fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  6. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-08-05). "Islam Makhachev out, Mads Burnell makes UFC debuut in Rotterdam against Michel Prazeres". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-08-08. (in Dutch)
  7. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-08-11). "Marcos Rogerio de Lima flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC Fight Night 115". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  8. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-08-16). "Saparbek Safarov will not fight during UFC Rotterdam". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-08-16. (in Dutch)
  9. ^ John Morgan (2017-08-21). "Nick Hein out at UFC-Rotterdam, promotion seeks featherweight foe for Zabit Magomedsharipov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  10. ^ John Morgan (2017-08-28). "DWCS 7 winner Mike Santiago meets Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC-Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  11. ^ John Morgan (2017-08-25). "Germaine de Randamie out at UFC Fight Night 115, promotion seeking replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  12. ^ Gabriel Carvalho (2017-08-28). "Talita de Oliveira replaces De Randamie and faces Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 115". mmabrasil.com.br. Retrieved 2017-08-28. (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ Jim Edwards (2017-09-01). "One fighter misses weight by 3-pounds at UFC Rotterdam". mmauno.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  15. ^ Staff (2017-09-02). "UFC-Rotterdam bonuses: Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mairbek Taisumov earn $50K for finishes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-02.