UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa

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UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)
VenueAdelaide Entertainment Centre
CityAdelaide, Australia
Attendance8,652[1]
Total gate$1,026,937[1]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega

UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa (also known as UFC Fight Night 142) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on December 2, 2018 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.[2]

Background[edit]

The event was the second that the promotion has contested in Adelaide, following UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt in May 2015.[2]

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos and Tai Tuivasa served as the event headliner.[3]

The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom lightweight winner Ross Pearson was expected to face Joseph Duffy at the event. However, Pearson announced on November 7 that he was out of the bout due to a broken nose and subsequent surgery to correct the injury.[4] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Damir Ismagulov, but Duffy pulled out of citing a rib injury.[5] Ismagulov then faced fellow newcomer Alex Gorgees.[6]

Ashkan Mokhtarian was scheduled to face promotional newcomer Kai Kara-France at the event. However on November 20, Mokhtarian pulled out of the fight citing injury.[7] He was replaced by Elias Garcia.[8]

Luke Jumeau was scheduled to face Geoff Neal at the event.[9] However, it was reported on November 9, 2018 that Jumeau pulled from the card due to injury, resulting cancellation of the bout by the UFC official.[10]

Results[edit]

Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa TKO (punches) 2 2:30
Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua def. Tyson Pedro TKO (punches) 3 0:43
Heavyweight Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin def. Jake Matthews Technical Submission (anaconda choke) 3 1:19
Featherweight Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian TKO (punches) 1 2:14
Light Heavyweight Jimmy Crute def. Paul Craig Submission (kimura) 3 4:51
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Alexey Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 30-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00

[11]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses: [12]

  • Fight of the Night: Kai Kara-France vs. Elias Garcia
  • Performance of the Night: Maurício Rua and Sodiq Yusuff

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2018-12-02). "UFC Fight Night 142 draws reported 8,652 attendance in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ a b Ben Harvy (2018-07-08). "UFC announces return to Adelaide for fight night event on December 2". news.com.au. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  3. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-08-30). "Junior dos Santos, Tai Tuivasa to headline Dec. 2 card in Australia". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  4. ^ Jon Fuentes (2018-11-07). "Ross Pearson out of UFC Adelaide fight with Joseph Duffy". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  5. ^ Nolan King (2018-11-18). "Joe Duffy vs. Damir Ismagulov set for UFC Adelaide, immediately vanceled". flocombat.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  6. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-11-21). "UFC debutants Damir Ismagulov and Alex Gorgees make an appearance at UFC Adelaide". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-11-21. (in Dutch)
  7. ^ John Morgan (2018-11-21). "Ashkan Mokhtarian out of UFC Adelaide, UFC seeks Anzac opponent for Kai Kara-France". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  8. ^ Staff (2018-11-23). "Elias Garcia steps in vs. Kai Kara-France at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  9. ^ "Kiwi Luke Jumeau books UFC return against Geoff Neal in Adelaide". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  10. ^ "UFC Adelaide: Injury forces Luke Jumeau off card – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  12. ^ Staff (2018-12-02). "Two octagon newcomers among UFC Adelaide bonus winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.