UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve (also known as UFC Fight Night 115) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on 2 September 2017 at Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
|UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||2 September 2017|
On August 11, Marcos Rogério de Lima was pulled from his bout against Saparbek Safarov after being flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 1. Subsequently, Safarov was also forced from the card with a rib injury.
Former UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie was expected to face Marion Reneau at the event. However, de Randamie pulled out of the fight on August 25 citing injury. She was replaced by promotional newcomer Talita Bernardo.
At the weigh ins, Michel Prazeres missed the lightweight limit of 156 pounds, coming in at 159 pounds. As a result his bout with Mads Burnell was changed to a catchweight and Prazeres was fined 20% of his purse.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Heavyweight||Alexander Volkov||def.||Stefan Struve||TKO (punches)||3||3:30|
|Middleweight||Siyar Bahadurzada||def.||Rob Wilkinson||TKO (punches)||2||3:10|
|Women's Bantamweight||Marion Reneau||def.||Talita Bernardo||TKO (punches)||3||4:54|
|Welterweight||Leon Edwards||def.||Bryan Barberena||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Darren Till||def.||Bojan Veličković||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Mairbek Taisumov||def.||Felipe Silva||KO (punch)||1||1:24|
|Catchweight (159 lbs)||Michel Prazeres||def.||Mads Burnell||Submission (north-south choke)||3||1:26|
|Lightweight||Rustam Khabilov||def.||Desmond Green||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Aleksandar Rakić||def.||Francimar Barroso||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Zabit Magomedsharipov||def.||Mike Santiago||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||4:22|
|Light Heavyweight||Abdul-Kerim Edilov||def.||Bojan Mihajlović||TKO (punches)||2||2:32|
|Lightweight||Thibault Gouti||def.||Andrew Holbrook||TKO (punches)||1||4:28|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Alexander Volkov vs. Stefan Struve
- Performance of the Night: Mairbek Taisumov and Zabit Magomedsharipov
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- press release (2017-05-27). "Struve and Volkov headline UFC's Fight return to the Netherlands". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
- Staff (2017-05-27). "Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov headlines September's UFC Fight Night in Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
- C. Post (2017-07-30). "Newly signed Rob Wilkinson to face Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC Fight Night 115". fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- Marcel Dorff (2017-08-05). "Islam Makhachev out, Mads Burnell makes UFC debuut in Rotterdam against Michel Prazeres" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
- Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-08-11). "Marcos Rogerio de Lima flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC Fight Night 115". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
- Marcel Dorff (2017-08-16). "Saparbek Safarov will not fight during UFC Rotterdam" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
- John Morgan (2017-08-21). "Nick Hein out at UFC-Rotterdam, promotion seeks featherweight foe for Zabit Magomedsharipov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
- John Morgan (2017-08-28). "DWCS 7 winner Mike Santiago meets Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC-Rotterdam". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
- John Morgan (2017-08-25). "Germaine de Randamie out at UFC Fight Night 115, promotion seeking replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
- Gabriel Carvalho (2017-08-28). "Talita de Oliveira replaces De Randamie and faces Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 115" (in Portuguese). mmabrasil.com.br. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
- Jim Edwards (2017-09-01). "One fighter misses weight by 3-pounds at UFC Rotterdam". mmauno.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
- "UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
- Staff (2017-09-02). "UFC-Rotterdam bonuses: Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mairbek Taisumov earn $50K for finishes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-02.