UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2

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UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
Venue Tauron Arena Kraków
City Kraków, Poland
Attendance 10,000[1]
Total gate $720,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold

UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 (also known as UFC Fight Night 64) was a mixed martial arts event held on April 11, 2015, at the Tauron Arena Kraków in Kraków, Poland.[2]

Background

The event was the first that the organization has hosted in Poland.[2]

The main event featured a heavyweight rematch between Gabriel Gonzaga and returning veteran Mirko Cro Cop, who last fought in the organization at UFC 137 in 2011.[2] Gonzaga won their first encounter at UFC 70 in 2007 via knockout due to a first round head kick.

Peter Sobotta was expected to face Sérgio Moraes at the event. However, Sobotta was forced out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Gasan Umalatov.[3] On March 28, it was announced that Umalatov had also pulled out of the fight and was replaced by French newcomer Mickael Lebout.[4]

Krzysztof Jotko was expected to face promotional newcomer Garreth McLellan at the event. However, Jotko pulled out of the bout and was replaced by fellow newcomer Bartosz Fabiński.[3]

Cláudia Gadelha was expected to face Aisling Daly at the event. However, Gadelha pulled out of the bout in late March citing a recent muscle spasm in her back. Subsequently, Daly was pulled from the card entirely.[5]

Jason Saggo was expected to face Marcin Bandel at the event. However, Saggo pulled out of the bout due to an Achilles tendon rupture and was replaced by promotional newcomer Stevie Ray.[6]

Results

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Mirko Cro Cop def. Gabriel Gonzaga TKO (elbows and punches) 3 3:30
Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa def. Jan Błachowicz Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Pawel Pawlak def. Sheldon Westcott Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Maryna Moroz def. Joanne Calderwood Submission (armbar) 1 1:30
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Seth Baczynski KO (punches) 1 0:08
Middleweight Bartosz Fabiński def. Garreth McLellan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Sérgio Moraes def. Mickaël Lebout Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Yaotzin Meza def. Damian Stasiak Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Anthony Hamilton def. Daniel Omielańczuk Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Aleksandra Albu def. Izabela Badurek Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:34
Lightweight Stevie Ray def. Marcin Bandel TKO (punches) 2 1:35
Featherweight Taylor Lapilus def. Rocky Lee Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00

[7]

Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Performance of the Night: Maryna Moroz and Leon Edwards

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Staff (2015-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 64 draws 10,000 fans for $720,000 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  2. ^ a b c Staff (2015-01-23). "UFC Fight Night 64 heads to Poland with Cro Cop-Gonzaga II, Blachowicz-Manuwa". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  3. ^ a b Tristen Critchfield (2015-03-06). "Injuries force changes to pair of UFC Fight Night Poland matchups". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  4. ^ Staff (2015-03-28). "Gasan Umalatov out of UFC Fight Night 64, newcomer Mickael Lebout meets Sergio Moraes". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  5. ^ Sean Sheehan (2015-03-27). "Claudia Gadelha reveals she has withdrawn from bout with Aisling Daly in Poland". severemma.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-03-30). "Making his UFC debut Steven Ray is set to face Marcin Bandel at UFC Fight Night Krakow". mmacrazytv.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop II". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-01-23.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 64 bonuses: Cro Cop and Gonzaga among four scoring $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
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