UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum
|UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum|
The poster for UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||July 22, 2017|
|Venue||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|City||Uniondale, New York|
UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum (also known as UFC on Fox 25) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 22, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
A featherweight bout between former UFC Featherweight Championship challengers Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung was originally in the works to headline or co-headline this event. The pairing was originally slated to take place in July 2013 at UFC 162, but Jung was pulled from the bout in favor of a title fight against then champion José Aldo at UFC 163. On May 12, the bout was confirmed for UFC 214.
A light heavyweight bout between Gian Villante and Patrick Cummins was originally booked for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov in December 2016. However, Cummins pulled out a week before the event due to a staph infection. The fight eventually took place at this event.
A heavyweight bout between Christian Colombo and Damian Grabowski was expected to take place at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira. However, the pairing was scrapped as both fighters sustained injuries in the weeks leading up to the event. The fight was rescheduled to take place at this event. Subsequently, Colombo was removed from the fight on June 22 for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Chase Sherman.
|Main Card (Fox)|
|Middleweight||Chris Weidman||def.||Kelvin Gastelum||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||3||3:45|
|Featherweight||Darren Elkins||def.||Dennis Bermudez||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Patrick Cummins||def.||Gian Villante||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Jimmie Rivera||def.||Thomas Almeida||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox)|
|Welterweight||Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos||def.||Lyman Good||Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Eryk Anders||def.||Rafael Natal||KO (punches)||1||2:54|
|Welterweight||Alex Oliveira||def.||Ryan LaFlare||KO (punch)||2||1:50|
|Heavyweight||Chase Sherman||def.||Damian Grabowski||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Featherweight||Jeremy Kennedy||def.||Kyle Bochniak||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Marlon Vera||def.||Brian Kelleher||Submission (armbar)||1||2:18|
|Heavyweight||Júnior Albini||def.||Timothy Johnson||TKO (punches)||1||2:51|
|Featherweight||Shane Burgos||def.||Godofredo Pepey||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Chris Wade||def.||Frankie Perez||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Lyman Good
- Performance of the Night: Alex Oliveira and Júnior Albini
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- Staff (2016-12-02). "Patrick Cummins announces he's out of UFC Fight Night 102 with staph – and the video is gross". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- Mark LaMonica (2017-04-19). "Gian Villante to face Patrick Cummins in first UFC event at Nassau Coliseum". newsday.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- Staff (2017-05-16). "Injuries scrap Christian Colombo vs. Damian Grabowski at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
- Dale Jordan (2017-05-19). "Damian Grabowski vs. Christian Colombo rescheduled for UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
- Monika Bobrycka (2017-06-22). "Chase Sherman is Damian Grabowski's new rival on UFC on Fox 25!" (in Polish). mma.pl. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
- Steven Marrocco (2017-07-13). "Alessio Di Chirico out at UFC on FOX 25; LFA champ Eryk Anders to debut vs. Rafael Natal". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
- "UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
- Staff (2017-07-23). "UFC on FOX 25 bonuses: Brazilians hit it big". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
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