UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick
UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick (also known as UFC Fight Night 135) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on August 25, 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.
|UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 25, 2018|
|Venue||Pinnacle Bank Arena|
A lightweight bout between former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje and Al Iaquinta was expected to serve as the event headliner. However on June 28, it was announced that Iaquinta withdrew from the bout and was replaced by James Vick.
Bryan Barberena was expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes. However, Barberena pulled out of the fight citing a leg injury and the bout was scrapped. The pairing was rescheduled for this event.
Antônio Braga Neto was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia light heavyweight winner Andrew Sanchez at the event. However, Neto was removed from the bout on August 2 due to undisclosed personal issues and replaced by Markus Perez.
|Main card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Lightweight||Justin Gaethje||def.||James Vick||KO (punch)||1||1:27|
|Featherweight||Michael Johnson||def.||Andre Fili||Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Cortney Casey||def.||Angela Hill||Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Bryan Barberena||def.||Jake Ellenberger||TKO (punches)||1||2:26|
|Flyweight||Deiveson Figueiredo||def.||John Moraga||TKO (punches)||2||3:08|
|Middleweight||Eryk Anders||def.||Tim Williams||KO (head kick)||3||4:42|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 2)|
|Welterweight||James Krause||def.||Warlley Alves||TKO (knee and punches)||2||2:28|
|Bantamweight||Cory Sandhagen||def.||Iuri Alcântara||TKO (punches)||2||1:01|
|Middleweight||Andrew Sanchez||def.||Markus Perez Echeimberg||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Mickey Gall||def.||George Sullivan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||1:09|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Women's Flyweight||Joanne Calderwood||def.||Kalindra Faria||Submission (triangle armbar)||1||4:57|
|Lightweight||Drew Dober||def.||Jon Tuck||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–26, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Rani Yahya||def.||Luke Sanders||Submission (heel hook)||1||1:31|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Cory Sandhagen vs. Iuri Alcântara
- Performance of the Night: Justin Gaethje and Eryk Anders
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- Ariel Helwani (2018-07-19). "Alexa Grasso forced to withdraw from fight with Angela Hill". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- Mike Bohn (2018-07-19). "Cortney Casey replaces Alexa Grasso, meets Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-08-02). "Markus Perez replaces Antonio Braga Neto against Andrew Sanchez at UFC Lincoln" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
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- Dave Doyle (2018-08-26). "UFC Lincoln bonuses: Justin Gaethje earns fifth bonus in four fights". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.