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UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2

UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 30) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 28, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[2]

UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2
UFC on FOX 30 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 28, 2018 (2018-07-28)
VenueScotiabank Saddledome
CityCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Attendance10,603[1]
Total gate$1.300,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2

BackgroundEdit

The event was the second that the promotion has contested in Calgary, following UFC 149 in July 2012.[3]

A lightweight rematch between former two-time Bellator Lightweight Champion and former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier was the main event of the card.[4][5] Their first bout at UFC 211 in May 2017 was ruled a no contest after Alvarez hit a downed Poirier with illegal knees in the second round.[6]

A light heavyweight bout between Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Ion Cuțelaba was previously scheduled for UFC 217. However, Antigulov pulled out of the fight due to injury and the bout was scrapped.[7] The matchup eventually happened at this event.[8]

ResultsEdit

Main card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Dustin Poirier def. Eddie Alvarez TKO (punches and elbow) 2 4:05
Featherweight José Aldo def. Jeremy Stephens TKO (body shot and punches) 1 4:19
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk def. Tecia Torres Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Alexander Hernandez def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox)
Welterweight Jordan Mein def. Alex Morono Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Hakeem Dawodu def. Austin Arnett Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Islam Makhachev def. Kajan Johnson Submission (armbar) 1 4:43
Light Heavyweight Ion Cuțelaba def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov TKO (punches and elbows) 1 4:25
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight John Makdessi def. Ross Pearson Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 29–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Katlyn Chookagian def. Alexis Davis Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Dustin Ortiz def. Matheus Nicolau KO (head kick and punches) 1 3:49
Women's Strawweight Nina Ansaroff def. Randa Markos Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Devin Powell def. Álvaro Herrera TKO (body kicks and punches) 1 1:52

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Bonus awardsEdit

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:[10]

  • Fight of the Night: John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson
  • Performance of the Night: Dustin Poirier and José Aldo

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Staff (2018-07-29). "UFC on FOX 30 draws announced 10,603 attendance for $1.3 million gate in Calgary". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  2. ^ Staff (2018-04-27). "UFC on FOX 30 official for Calgary, eight fights added to lineup including Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  3. ^ Daniel Austin (2018-04-27). "UFC returning to Calgary, fight card set for July 28". calgarysun.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  4. ^ Staff (2018-05-14). "Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez rematch official for UFC on FOX 30 headliner in Calgary". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  5. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2018-05-14). "Poirier, Alvarez to meet again in Calgary main event". ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  6. ^ Brian Campbell (2017-05-14). "UFC 211 results: Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ruled no contest after illegal knees". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-09-26). "Gadzhimurad Antigulov injured, fight against Ion Cutelaba canceled" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  8. ^ Staff (2018-04-27). "UFC on FOX 30 official for Calgary, eight fights added to lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  9. ^ "UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  10. ^ Staff (2018-07-29). "UFC on FOX 30 bonuses: Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo among $50,000 winners in Calgary". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.