UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis

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UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis
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The poster for UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 15, 2017
Venue Sprint Center
City Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance 12,171[1]
Total gate $1,081,193 [1]
Event chronology

UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis (also known as UFC on Fox 24) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on April 15, 2017, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The event was the first that the UFC has hosted in the state of Missouri and the Kansas City metropolitan area.[2]

A UFC Flyweight Championship match between current champion Demetrious Johnson and Wilson Reis headlined this event.[4] The pairing was originally booked for UFC 201, but Johnson pulled out due to an undisclosed injury and the bout was scrapped.[5]

UFC officials were initially targeting a featherweight bout between former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barão and Doo Ho Choi to serve as the event headliner.[6] However, as the announcement of the pairing began to circulate, Choi declined the bout, and as a result, Barao was rescheduled against a different opponent at another event.[7]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. Wilson Reis Submission (armbar) 3 4:49 [a]
Women's Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Michelle Waterson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:47
Middleweight Robert Whittaker def. Ronaldo Souza TKO (head kick and punches) 2 3:28
Featherweight Renato Moicano def. Jeremy Stephens Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox)
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy def. Patrick Williams TKO (elbow and punch) 2 0:28
Lightweight Rashid Magomedov def. Bobby Green Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Tim Elliott def. Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling def. Augusto Mendes Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Devin Clark def. Jake Collier Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Anthony Smith def. Andrew Sanchez KO (head kick and punches) 3 3:52
Welterweight Zak Cummings def. Nathan Coy Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:21
Women's Bantamweight Ketlen Vieira def. Ashlee Evans-Smith Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Tim Elliott vs. Louis Smolka
  • Performance of the Night: Demetrious Johnson and Robert Whittaker

Records set[edit]

With his win, Johnson tied Anderson Silva's record for most consecutive title defenses (10).[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 attendance: Thrilling card proves highest-earning sports event in venue history". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b Farzin Vousoughian (2017-01-27). "UFC expected to hold first event in Kansas City in April". cagepages.com. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 
  3. ^ Ariel Helwani (2017-02-03). "A closer look at the UFC's 2017 schedule". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2017-03-04). "Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis, 'Jacare' Souza vs. Robert Whittaker set for UFC on FOX 24". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-07-08). "Demetrious Johnson injured, out of UFC 201 title fight with Wilson Reis". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  6. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-02-12). "Renan Barao vs. Doo Ho Choi headlines UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City, Missouri". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  7. ^ Jim Edwards (2017-02-12). "Why Doo Ho Choi versus Renan Barao isn't happening". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  8. ^ "UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  9. ^ Staff (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 bonuses: History maker Demetrious Johnson among the night's winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  10. ^ Staff (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 results: Demetrious Johnson submits Wilson Reis, ties Anderson Silva's record". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.