UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir

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UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir
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A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 20, 2016
Venue Brisbane Entertainment Centre
City Brisbane, Australia
Attendance 9,552[1]
Total gate $1,000,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir (also known as UFC Fight Night 85) was a mixed martial arts event held on March 20, 2016, at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.[2][3]

Background

The event was the second that the promotion hosted in Brisbane, the first being UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot in December 2013.[2]

It was headlined by a heavyweight bout between the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix and former interim title contender Mark Hunt and former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.[3]

A women's strawweight bout between Bec Rawlings and Seohee Ham was originally booked for UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt. However, the bout was cancelled due to Ham being injured.[4] The fight was later rescheduled for this event.[5]

Justin Scoggins was expected to face Ben Nguyen at the event. However, Scoggins pulled out of the fight in the week leading up to the event citing injury. As a result, Nguyen was pulled from the card entirely.[6]

Abel Trujillo was expected to face Ross Pearson at the event. However, Trujillo was removed from the card on March 12 due to alleged visa issues which restricted his entry to Australia. As a result, Pearson faced Chad Laprise. Subsequently, Laprise's initial opponent Alan Patrick remained on the card against promotional newcomer Damien Brown.[7]

On April 8, it was announced by USADA that Frank Mir was informed of a potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected the day of the event.[8] Mir released a statement denying the use of any performance-enhancing drugs (PED) and he didn't know how he could have tested positive for any substance.[9] He revealed that he tested positive for a small amount of Oral Turinabol and denied knowingly taking the substance. Mir also admitted he will likely retire if he is suspended two years, the standard suspension for first time offenders.[10]

A few days later, Viscardi Andrade was also notified of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on March 7. The sample was collected from in Brazil. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.[11]

Results

Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Mark Hunt def. Frank Mir KO (punch) 1 3:01
Welterweight Neil Magny def. Hector Lombard TKO (punches) 3 0:46
Lightweight Jake Matthews def. Johnny Case Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:45
Middleweight Dan Kelly def. Antônio Carlos Júnior TKO (punches) 3 1:36
Light Heavyweight Steve Bossé def. James Te-Huna KO (punch) 1 0:52
Women's Strawweight Bec Rawlings def. Seohee Ham Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Alan Jouban def. Brendan O'Reilly TKO (elbows and punches) 1 2:15
Featherweight Dan Hooker def. Mark Eddiva Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:24
Women's Bantamweight Leslie Smith def. Rin Nakai Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Viscardi Andrade def. Richard Walsh Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Ross Pearson def. Chad Laprise Decision (split) (28-30, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Alan Patrick def. Damien Brown Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00

[12]

Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Jake Matthews vs. Johnny Case
  • Performance of the Night: Mark Hunt and Neil Magny

See also

References

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ a b Matt Erickson and John Morgan (2015-11-15). "UFC returning to Australia for UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane on March 19". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b Nathan Ryan (8 January 2016). "Mark Hunt v Frank Mir: UFC heavyweight blockbuster confirmed for Brisbane in March". foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Staff (2015-04-10). "Lisa Ellis replaces Seo Hee Ham, meets Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 65". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  5. ^ Staff (2016-01-21). "Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  6. ^ Staff (2016-03-12). "Nguyen vs. Scoggins scrapped, Laprise now meets Pearson in UFC Fight Night 85 shuffle". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  7. ^ Staff (2016-03-14). "Australia's Damien Brown gets fill-in duties at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 85". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  8. ^ Staff (2016-04-08). "UFC statement on Frank Mir". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  9. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-04-08). "Frank Mir releases statement on potential USADA anti-doping policy violation". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  10. ^ Marc Raimondi (2016-04-09). "Frank Mir: My career is likely over if USADA suspends me for two years". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  11. ^ Staff (2016-04-12). "Viscardi Andrade notified of potential USADA anti-doping violation from UFC Fight Night 85". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  13. ^ Staff (2016-03-20). "UFC Fight Night 85 bonuses: Mark Hunt's one-punch KO a no-brainer for $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-20. 
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