UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida
UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida (also known as UFC Fight Night 119) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on October 28, 2017, at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.
|UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 28, 2017|
|Venue||Ginásio do Ibirapuera|
|City||São Paulo, Brazil|
A light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov was expected to take place at this event, but was delayed and rescheduled for UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos after a recent hand surgery for Teixeira was slow to heal.
On September 19, promotional newcomer Carlos Felipe was flagged for a potential USADA violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected July 29. Therefore, he was pulled from his UFC debut against Christian Colombo. He was replaced by fellow promotional newcomer Marcelo Golm. On October 20, it was announced that Felipe accepted a two-year suspension retroactive to the date of his provisional suspension. He tested positive for metabolites of stanozolol, 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol.
Augusto Mendes was expected to face promotional newcomer Boston Salmon at the event. However, Mendes pulled out of the fight on October 3 citing a leg injury. He was replaced a week later by promotional newcomer Raoni Barcelos. Subsequently, Salmon pulled out of the fight on October 20 citing his own injury. As a result, Barcelos was removed from the card as well.
|Main Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Middleweight||Derek Brunson||def.||Lyoto Machida||KO (punches)||1||2:30|
|Welterweight||Colby Covington||def.||Demian Maia||Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Pedro Munhoz||def.||Rob Font||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||4:03|
|Lightweight||Francisco Trinaldo||def.||Jim Miller||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Thiago Santos||def.||Jack Hermansson||TKO (jumping body kick and punches)||1||4:59|
|Bantamweight||John Lineker||def.||Marlon Vera||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2)|
|Welterweight||Vicente Luque||def.||Niko Price||Submission (D'arce choke)||2||4:08|
|Middleweight||Antônio Carlos Júnior||def.||Jack Marshman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||4:30|
|Lightweight||Jared Gordon||def.||Hacran Dias||Decision (unanimous) (29–26, 29–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos||def.||Max Griffin||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Flyweight||Deiveson Figueiredo||def.||Jarred Brooks||Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Marcelo Golm||def.||Christian Colombo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||2:08|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin
- Performance of the Night: Derek Brunson and Pedro Munhoz
- Staff (2017-10-29). "UFC Fight Night 119 draws announced 10,265 fans in Sao Paulo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
- Raphael Marinho (2017-06-12). "UFC reserves Ginásio do Ibirapuera for event on October 28, in SP" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
- Marcelo Barone (2017-08-17). "Ultimate hits Lyoto vs. Brunson for UFC main fight in São Paulo" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
- Guilherme Cruz (2017-09-12). "Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov moved to UFC on FOX 26". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
- Staff (2017-09-19). "Carlos Felipe flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC debut in São Paulo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- Guilherme Cruz (2017-09-20). "Christian Colombo gets new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- Steven Marrocco (2017-10-20). "UFC heavyweight Carlos Felipe accepts USADA-issued 2-year suspension". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
- Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho (2017-10-03). "Tanquinho suffers injury during training and is out of UFC São Paulo" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
- Guilherme Cruz (2017-10-10). "RFA champion Raoni Barcelos replaces Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon at UFC Sao Paulo". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
- Marcelo Barone (2017-10-20). "Salmon suffers injury and is out of the fight with Raoni Barcelos at UFC Sao Paulo" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
- Matheus Costa (2017-10-06). "Luan Chagas fractures his foot and is out of UFC São Paulo" (in Portuguese). mmabrasil.com.br. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
- Gabriel Carvalho (2017-10-06). "Vicente Luque replaces Luan Chagas and faces Niko Price at UFC São Paulo" (in Portuguese). mmabrasil.com.br. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
- "UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
- Staff (2017-10-29). "UFC Fight Night 119 bonuses: Derek Brunson's decimation of Machida was worth an extra $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.