2016 in UFC

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2016 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2016 in UFC.
Information
First date January 2
Last date December 30
Events
Total events 41 (1 cancelled)
UFC 13
UFC on Fox 5
UFC Fight Night 21 (1 cancelled)
Fights
Total fights 493
Title fights 22
Chronology
2015 in UFC 2016 in UFC 2017 in UFC

The year 2016 was the 24th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States.

Title fights

Title fights in 2016
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Welterweight Robbie Lawler (c) def. Carlos Condit Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 195 [a]
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz def. T.J. Dillashaw (c) Decision (split) (48-47, 46-49, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC Fight Night 81 [b]
Women's Bantamweight Miesha Tate def Holly Holm (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 5 3:30 UFC 196 [c]
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def Henry Cejudo TKO (knees and punches) 1 2:49 UFC 197 [d]
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones def Ovince Saint Preux Decision (unanimous) (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 UFC 197 [e]
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic def. Fabrício Werdum (c) KO (punch) 1 2:47 UFC 198 [f]
Bantamweight Dominick Cruz (c) def. Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC 199 [g]
Middleweight Michael Bisping def. Luke Rockhold (c) KO (punches) 1 3:36 UFC 199 [h]
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Rafael dos Anjos (c) TKO (punches) 1 3:49 UFC Fight Night 90 [i]
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Cláudia Gadelha Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-45, 48-46) 5 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale [j]
Featherweight José Aldo def. Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 200 [k]
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate (c) Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:16 UFC 200 [l]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley def. Robbie Lawler (c) KO (punches) 1 2:12 UFC 201 [m]
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (c) def. Alistair Overeem KO (punches) 1 4:27 UFC 203 [n]
Middleweight Michael Bisping (c) def. Dan Henderson Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC 204 [o]
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC 205 [p]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Stephen Thompson Draw (majority) (48-47, 47-47, 47-47) 5 5:00 UFC 205 [q]
Lightweight Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez (c) TKO (punches) 2 3:04 UFC 205 [r]
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. Tim Elliott Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-45) 5 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale [s]
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Anthony Pettis TKO (body kick and punches) 3 4:50 UFC 206 [t]
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) 5 5:00 UFC 207 [u]
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Ronda Rousey TKO (punches) 1 0:48 UFC 207 [v]

The Ultimate Fighter

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up
TUF 23: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia July 8, 2016 Light Heavyweight Andrew Sanchez Khalil Rountree
Women's Strawweight Tatiana Suarez Amanda Cooper
TUF: Latin America 3 November 5, 2016 Lightweight Martín Bravo Claudio Puelles
TUF 24: Tournament of Champions December 3, 2016 Flyweight Tim Elliott Hiromasa Ogikubo

Debut UFC fighters

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2016:

Events List

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
385 UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey December 30, 2016 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 18,533[1]
384 UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, California, U.S. 13,136[2]
383 UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis December 10, 2016 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada 18,057[3]
382 UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov December 9, 2016 Times Union Center Albany, New York, U.S 6,216[4]
381 The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2,044[5]
380 UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson November 27, 2016 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Australia 13,721[6]
379 UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil 9,028[7]
378 UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 SSE Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K. 7,222[8]
377 UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor November 12, 2016 Madison Square Garden New York, New York, U.S. 20,427[9]
376 The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico 11,460[10]
 – UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn October 15, 2016 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay, Philippines Cancelled[11]
375 UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 October 8, 2016 Manchester Arena Manchester, England, U.K. 16,000[12]
374 UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson October 1, 2016 Moda Center Portland, Oregon, U.S. 6,240[13]
373 UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg September 24, 2016 Ginásio Nilson Nelson Brasília, Brazil 8,410[14]
372 UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 State Farm Arena Hidalgo, Texas, U.S. 5,624[15]
371 UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem September 10, 2016 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. 18,875[16]
370 UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett September 3, 2016 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany 11,763[17]
369 UFC on Fox: Maia vs. Condit August 27, 2016 Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10,533[18]
368 UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 August 20, 2016 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 15,539[19]
367 UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres August 6, 2016 Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. 6,689[20]
366 UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley July 30, 2016 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 10,240[21]
365 UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko July 23, 2016 United Center Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 10,287[22]
364 UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker July 13, 2016 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S. 5,671[23]
363 UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes Jul 9, 2016 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 18,202[24]
362 The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale Jul 8, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 8,115[25]
361 UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez Jul 7, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 7,760[26]
360 UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson June 18, 2016 TD Place Arena Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 10,490[27]
359 UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping 2 June 4, 2016 The Forum Inglewood, California, U.S 15,587[28]
358 UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt May 29, 2016 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 5,193[29]
357 UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic May 14, 2016 Arena da Baixada Curitiba, Brazil 45,207[30]
356 UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski May 8, 2016 Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 10,421[31]
355 UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux April 23, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S 11,352[32]
354 UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans April 16, 2016 Amalie Arena Tampa, Florida, U.S. 11,273[33]
353 UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 Arena Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia 13,177[34]
352 UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir March 20, 2016 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, Australia 9,552[35]
351 UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz March 5, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 14,898[36]
350 UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping Feb 27, 2016 The O2 Arena London, England, U.K. 16,734[37]
349 UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy Feb 21, 2016 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. 7,330[38]
348 UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson Feb 6, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 7,422[39]
347 UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader Jan 30, 2016 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey, U.S. 10,555[40]
346 UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Jan 17, 2016 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. 12,022[41]
345 UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit Jan 2, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 10,300[42]

See also

References

  1. ^ Staff (2016-12-31). "UFC 207 draws sold-out 18,533 attendance, a Las Vegas UFC record, for $4.75 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  2. ^ Staff (2016-12-17). "UFC on FOX 22 draws announced attendance of 13,136 for $1,238,992 gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  3. ^ Staff (2016-12-11). "UFC 206 attendance: Event nears highest attendance in UFC's Air Canada Centre history". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  4. ^ Staff (2016-12-09). "UFC Fight Night 102 attendance dips slightly from promotion's New York debut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  5. ^ Staff (2016-12-04). "TUF 24 Finale draws announced 2,044 fans for $188,602 live gate in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  6. ^ Staff (2016-11-27). "UFC Fight Night 101 draws announced sell-out of 13,721 for $2.2 million AUD live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-11-20). "UFC Fight Night 100 draws announced attendance of 9,028". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  8. ^ Staff (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 draws announced attendance of 7,222 for $850,000 live gate in Belfast". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  9. ^ Staff (2016-11-13). "UFC 205 draws 20,427 fans in New York City debut, smashes gate record with $17.7 million". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-11-06). "UFC Fight Night 98 draws announced attendance of 11,460 in Mexico City". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  11. ^ Staff (2016-10-06). "After B.J. Penn's withdrawal, UFC cancels next week's UFC Fight Night 97 event in Philippines". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  12. ^ Staff (2016-10-09). "UFC 204 draws crowd in excess of 16,000 fans for $1.96 million live gate in Manchester". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  13. ^ Staff (2016-10-02). "UFC Fight Night 96 draws announced 6,240 fans in Portland for $501,035 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
  14. ^ Staff (2016-09-25). "UFC Fight Night 95 draws announced sold-out attendance of 8,410 fans in Brasilia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  15. ^ Staff (2016-09-18). "UFC Fight Night 94 draws announced attendance of 5,624 fans for $323,419 live gate in Texas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  16. ^ Staff (2016-09-11). "UFC 203 draws announced sold-out attendance of 18,875 for $2.6 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  17. ^ Staff (2016-09-03). "UFC Fight Night 93 draws 11,763 fans for live gate of $913,428 in Hamburg, Germany". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  18. ^ Staff (2016-08-27). "UFC on FOX 21 draws 10,533 fans for live gate just short of $1 million Canadian". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  19. ^ Staff (2016-08-21). "UFC 202 attendance: Entertaining card nets fifth highest gate in UFC history". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  20. ^ Staff (2016-08-07). "UFC Fight Night 92 attendance: Debut Utah event draws 6,689 fans for $481,033 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  21. ^ Staff (2016-07-31). "UFC 201 attendance: Event draws 10,240 fans for $1.07 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  22. ^ Staff (2016-07-23). "UFC on FOX 20 attendance: Event draws 10,287 for $1 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  23. ^ Staff (2016-07-14). "UFC Fight Night 91 draws announced 5,671 fans for $381,945 live gate in South Dakota". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  24. ^ Staff (2016-07-10). "UFC 200 draws announced 18,202 fans for $10.7 million live gate at new T-Mobile Arena". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  25. ^ Staff (2016-07-09). "TUF 23 Finale draws announced 8,115 fans for $736,408 live gate in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  26. ^ Jason Cruz (2016-07-08). "UFC Fight Night 90 attendance, gate and bonuses". mmapayout.com. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 89 attendance: Event draws reported 10,490 fans for $1,278,250 gate". mmajunkie.com. 2016-06-19. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  28. ^ Staff (2016-06-05). "UFC 199 draws announced 15,587 fans for sell-out at The Forum, $2.17 million gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  29. ^ Staff (2016-05-30). "UFC Fight Night 88 draws announced attendance of 5,193 for $359,000 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  30. ^ Staff (2016-05-15). "UFC 198 attendance: Event draws 45,207 for third largest show in company history". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  31. ^ Staff (2016-05-08). "UFC Fight Night 87 draws reported 10,421 attendance for $1,523,320 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  32. ^ Staff (2016-04-24). "UFC 197 attendance: event draws 11,352 fans for $2.3 million live gate in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  33. ^ Staff (2016-04-16). "UFC on FOX 19 attendance: Event draws 11,273 for $1.057 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  34. ^ Staff (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 draws announced 13,177 fans for $549,000 live gate in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  35. ^ Staff (2016-03-20). "UFC Fight Night 85 draws announced 9,552 fans for $1 million US live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  36. ^ Staff (2016-03-06). "UFC 196 draws announced 14,898 fans in Las Vegas for $8.1 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  37. ^ Staff (2016-02-27). "UFC Fight Night 84 draws announced attendance of 16,734 for $2 million gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  38. ^ Staff (2016-02-22). "UFC Fight Night 83 draws 7,330 for live gate of $572,547". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  39. ^ Staff (2016-02-07). "UFC Fight Night 82 draws 7,422 for live gate of $1.435 million". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  40. ^ Staff (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 draws announced attendance of 10,555 for $818k live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  41. ^ Staff (2016-01-18). "UFC Fight Night 81 draws reported 12,022 fans for $1,300,000 gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  42. ^ Staff (2016-01-03). "UFC 195 draws announced 10,300 attendance for live gate in excess of $2 million". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.

External links

  • UFC past events on UFC.com
  • UFC events results at Sherdog.com
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