UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2

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UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2
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The poster for UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 15, 2018 (2018-12-15)
VenueFiserv Forum
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance9,010 [1]
Total gate$616,633[1]
Event chronology
UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2

UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 31) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on December 15, 2018 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.[2][3]

Background[edit]

After previously contesting two events (UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle and UFC 164) in Milwaukee at Bradley Center, the event was the first for the promotion at the newly-built venue.[3]

The event also marked the end of the UFC's seven years with Fox as a new broadcast deal with ESPN is slated to begin in January 2019.[3][4]

A lightweight rematch between former interim title challenger Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta served as the event headliner.[5] The pairing met previously in February 2014 at UFC 169 with Iaquinta winning the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Erik Koch was expected to face promotional newcomer Dwight Grant in a welterweight bout. However, Koch was removed from the card on November 28 for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Zak Ottow.[7]

A women's flyweight bout between Jessica-Rose Clark and Andrea Lee was expected to take place at the event. However, Clark was forced out of the bout on weigh-in day as she was hospitalized due to a weight cutting issue and deemed medically unfit to compete by UFC physicians. As a result, the bout was cancelled.[8]

Results[edit]

Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Al Iaquinta def. Kevin Lee Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Dan Hooker KO (punch to the body) 3 2:19
Bantamweight Rob Font def. Sergio Pettis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. Jim Miller Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:15
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Zak Ottow def. Dwight Grant Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Drakkar Klose def. Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joaquim Silva def. Jared Gordon KO (punches) 3 2:39
Middleweight Jack Hermansson def. Gerald Meerschaert Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:25
Middleweight Zak Cummings def. Trevor Smith Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Dan Ige def. Jordan Griffin Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Light Heavyweight Mike Rodriguez def. Adam Milstead TKO (knee to the body and punches) 1 2:59
Heavyweight Juan Adams def. Chris de la Rocha TKO (punches) 3 0:58

[9]

Bonus Awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:[1]

  • Fight of the Night: Joaquim Silva vs. Jared Gordon
  • Performance of the Night: Al Iaquinta and Charles Oliveira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dave Doyle. "UFC on FOX 31 bonuses: AI Iaquinta earns Performance of the Night for win over Kevin Lee". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  2. ^ Staff (2018-07-08). "UFC announces rest of 2018 schedule from September through end of year". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ a b c Ben Steele (2018-07-07). "UFC is coming back to Milwaukee, this time to new arena". jsonline.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ ESPN Newswire (2018-05-23). "ESPN to broadcast 30 UFC events per year during 5-year deal". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  5. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-10-10). "Kevin Lee-Al Iaquinta rematch to serve as main event for UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  6. ^ Dave Doyle (2014-02-01). "UFC 169 results: Al Iaquinta wins entertaining scrap against Kevin Lee". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  7. ^ Bryant Jenkins (2018-11-28). "Erik Koch out; Zak Ottow now faces Dwight Grant". themmatakeover.com. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  8. ^ Andrew Ravens (2018-12-14). "Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee Pulled From UFC on FOX 31". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  9. ^ "UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-12-14.