UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 (also known as UFC Fight Night 141) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on November 24, 2018 at Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.
|UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||November 24, 2018|
A heavyweight rematch between former UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes served as the event headliner. The pairing met previously in April 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos, with Ngannou winning the fight via TKO stoppage at the conclusion of the second round.
Shana Dobson was scheduled to face Wu Yanan at the event. However, Dobson pulled out of the fight in mid-October citing an injury and was replaced by Lauren Mueller.
Frankie Saenz was expected to face Song Yadong at the event. However, on November 7, it was reported that he pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Vince Morales.
At the weigh-ins, Rashad Coulter weighed in at 208 pounds, 2 pounds over the light heavyweight non-title fight limit of 206. Coulter was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to his opponent Hu Yaozong.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Heavyweight||Francis Ngannou||def.||Curtis Blaydes||TKO (punches)||1||0:45|
|Heavyweight||Alistair Overeem||def.||Sergei Pavlovich||TKO (punches)||1||4:21|
|Bantamweight||Song Yadong||def.||Vince Morales||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Li Jingliang||def.||David Zawada||TKO (body kick and punches)||3||4:07|
|Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Alex Morono||def.||Song Kenan||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Wu Yanan||def.||Lauren Mueller||Submission (armbar)||1||4:00|
|Catchweight (208 lb)||Rashad Coulter||def.||Hu Yaozong||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Zhang Weili||def.||Jessica Aguilar||Submission (armbar)||1||3:41|
|Bantamweight||Liu Pingyuan||def.||Martin Day||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Yan Xiaonan||def.||Syuri Kondo||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Kevin Holland||def.||John Phillips||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||4:05|
|Bantamweight||Louis Smolka||def.||Su Mudaerji||Submission (armbar)||2||2:07|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Alex Morono vs. Kenan Song
- Performances of the Night: Francis Ngannou and Li Jingliang
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- Guilherme Cruz (2018-10-27). "Knee injury forces Elizeu Zaleski out of UFC Beijing". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
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- Drake Riggs (2018-11-23). "UFC Beijing weigh in results: Rashad Coulter comes in heavy". bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
- Jon Fuentes (2018-11-24). "UFC Beijing Bonuses: Ngannou & Jingliang bank $50k for finishes". lowkickmma.com. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
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