UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit
|UFC on Fox: Maia vs Condit|
The poster for UFC on Fox: Maia vs Condit.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 27, 2016|
|City||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit (also known as UFC on Fox 21) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on August 27, 2016, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The event was headlined by a welterweight contest between former WEC Welterweight Champion and former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit and former UFC Middleweight Championship challenger Demian Maia. The bout was scheduled to take place at UFC 202, but was moved a week later to headline this event.
The Ultimate Fighter: China featherweight winner Ning Guangyou was expected to face Marlon Vera at UFC 202. However, due to an out-of-competition failed test and following investigation concluding Ning ingested the substance without fault or negligence, the bout was moved to this event. In turn, the bout was postponed again due to alleged visa issues for Ning, which restricted the timing of his travel.
Josh Emmett was expected to face promotional newcomer Jeremy Kennedy at the event. However, Emmett pulled out of the fight on August 19 with an undisclosed injury. He was replaced by fellow promotional newcomer Alessandro Ricci.
The Ultimate Fighter Nations welterweight winner Chad Laprise missed weight, coming in at 159 lb. As a result, he was fined 20% of his fight purse, which went to his opponent Thibault Gouti. The fight proceeded as scheduled.
A middleweight bout between promotional newcomers Adam Hunter and Ryan Janes was canceled after the weigh-ins, due to a potential USADA (U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) violation stemming from a Hunter's pre-fight out-of-competition drug test. According to a UFC official, Janes was reportedly paid his "show" money.
|Main Card (Fox)|
|Welterweight||Demian Maia||def.||Carlos Condit||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||1:52|
|Featherweight||Anthony Pettis||def.||Charles Oliveira||Submission (guillotine choke)||3||1:49|
|Women's Strawweight||Paige VanZant||def.||Bec Rawlings||KO (jumping switch kick and punches)||2||0:17|
|Lightweight||Jim Miller||def.||Joe Lauzon||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox)|
|Middleweight||Sam Alvey||def.||Kevin Casey||TKO (punches)||2||4:56|
|Featherweight||Kyle Bochniak||def.||Enrique Barzola||Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Alessio Di Chirico||def.||Garreth McLellan||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Felipe Silva||def.||Shane Campbell||TKO (punches)||1||1:13|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Catchweight (159 lb)||Chad Laprise||def.||Thibault Gouti||TKO (punches)||1||1:36|
|Lightweight||Jeremy Kennedy||def.||Alessandro Ricci||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon
- Performance of the Night: Demian Maia and Paige VanZant
- Staff (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 draws 10,533 fans for live gate just short of $1 million Canadian". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- UFC Press Release (2016-06-15). "UFC returns to Vancouver in August". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
- Marc Raimondi (2016-07-19). "Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia moved from UFC 202 to UFC on FOX 21 main event". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
- Marc Raimondi (2016-08-09). "UFC's Ning Guangyou fails drug test for clenbuterol, USADA finds no fault". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- Thomas Gerbasi (2016-08-22). "Guangyou-Vera bout off Vancouver card". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
- Staff (2016-08-19). "Josh Emmett out at UFC on FOX 21; promotion seeks Canadian lightweight replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
- Jeremy Brand (2016-08-19). "Alex Ricci steps in for Josh Emmett against Jeremy Kennedy at UFC on FOX 21". mmasucka.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
- Staff (2016-08-26). "UFC on FOX 21 weigh-in results: Laprise heavy, but Condit (170.5) and Maia (171) on weight". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- Mike Bohn (2016-08-26). "Adam Hunter pulled from UFC on FOX 21 card due to potential USADA violation, fight vs. Janes off". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
- "UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
- Staff (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 bonuses: Paige VanZant's sick kick good for an extra $50,000 check". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.