Sunday, July 22nd 2018, Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany
The UFC returns to Hamburg, Germany today for the first time since UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski Vs. Barnett. Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua, who could be fighting for a title shot according to Daniel Cormier, takes a three-fight win streak into a short notice fight against Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith. Smith is looking to crack into the rankings with a win after Shogun’s original opponent, Volkan Oezdemir, was pulled in favor of a bout at UFC 227.
Glover Teixeira is looking to pick up his second win in a row and keep his name in title shot contention with a win over Corey Anderson, who was also a short notice replacement after Ilir Latifi had to pull out with an injury. There are also some fun debuts on the card, including former WSOF fighter Abu Azaitar and former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Nad Narimani.
The early prelims kick off on UFC Fight Pass @ 10:30AM ET/7:30AM PT then move to FOX Sports 1 for the prelims @ 12:00PM ET/9:00AM PT and continue with the main card @ 2:00PM ET/11:00AM PT.
Full results below:
Main Card (FOX Sports 1 2:00PM ET/11:00AM PT)
- Light Heavyweight bout: Anthony Smith def. Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua via KO (punches) (R1, 1:29)
- Light Heavyweight bout: Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Middlewieght bout: Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Heavyweight bout: Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Welterweight bout: Danny Roberts def. David Zawada via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lightweight bout: Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1 12:00PM ET/9:00AM PT)
- Lightweight bout: Damir Hadzovic def. Nick Hein via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Welterweight bout: Bartosz Fabinski def. Emil Meek via unaniumous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Featherweight bout: Nad Narimani def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Light Heavyweight bout: Aleksandar Rakic def. Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass 10:30AM ET/7:30AM PT)
- Bantamweight bout: Manny Bermudez def. Davey Grant via technical submission (triangle choke) (R1, 0:59)
- Light Heavyweight bout: Darko Stosic def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (punches) (R1, 3:13)
- Bantamweight bout: Pingyuan Liu def. Damian Stasiak via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)