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Ufc Fight Night- Błachowicz Vs- Santos

UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 3 or UFC Fight Night 145) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on February 23, 2019 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The event will mark the promotion's first visit to the Czech Republic. A light heavyweight bout between former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz and Thiago Santos is expected to serve as the event headliner. Darko Stošić was scheduled to face Magomed Ankalaev at the event. However, Stošić pulled out of the fight on January 23 citing injury. Ankalaev will now face promotional newcomer Klidson Abreu

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UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)
VenueO2 Arena
CityPrague, Czech Republic
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith

UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 3 or UFC Fight Night 145) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on February 23, 2019 at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.[1]

Background

The event will mark the promotion's first visit to the Czech Republic.[1]

A light heavyweight bout between former KSW Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Błachowicz and Thiago Santos is expected to serve as the event headliner.[2][3]

Darko Stošić was scheduled to face Magomed Ankalaev at the event. However, Stošić pulled out of the fight on January 23 citing injury.[4] Ankalaev will now face promotional newcomer Klidson Abreu[5]

Sam Alvey was expected to face Gadzhimurad Antigulov at the event. However on January 25, it was reported that Alvey was chosen as a replacement for another bout at UFC 234.[6]

Ramazan Emeev was expected to face Michel Prazeres at this event. However on February 4, it was reported that Emeev pulled out of the bout citing injury.[7] He is replaced by newcomer Ismail Naurdiev.[8]

Official fight card

Main Card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz vs. Thiago Santos
Heavyweight Stefan Struve vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
Light Heavyweight Gian Villante vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Women's Flyweight Liz Carmouche vs. Lucie Pudilová
Bantamweight John Dodson vs. Petr Yan
Light Heavyweight Magomed Ankalaev vs. Klidson Abreu
Preliminary Card (ESPN2)
Welterweight Carlo Pedersoli Jr. vs. Dwight Grant
Featherweight Daniel Teymur vs. Chris Fishgold
Women's Flyweight Veronica Macedo vs. Gillian Robertson
Lightweight Damir Hadžović vs. Polo Reyes
Welterweight Michel Prazeres vs. Ismail Naurdiev
Lightweight Rustam Khabilov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Lightweight Damir Ismagulov vs. Joel Alvarez

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    See also

    References

    1. 1 2 Jay Pettry (2018-11-22). "UFC to hold first-ever event in Czech Republic in 2019". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
    2. Ryan Gerbasi (2018-12-21). "Blachowicz vs. Santos added as 5 round bout to ESPN+ 3". ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
    3. Jay Pettry (2018-12-21). "Jan Blachowicz-Thiago Santos light heavyweight affair set to headline UFC Prague card". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
    4. Marcel Dorff (2019-01-23). "Darko Stosic injured, Magomed Ankalaev without opponent in Prague". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-01-23. (in Dutch)
    5. Marcel Dorff (2019-01-25). "Brazilian Klidson Abreu takes short notice fight against Magomed Ankalaev in Prague". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-01-25. (in Dutch)
    6. Staff (2018-11-25). "Sam Alvey in for Ryan Spann vs. Jim Crute at UFC 234 in Melbourne". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
    7. Marcelo Barone (2019-02-05). "Ramazan Emeev leaves UFC Prague card, and Michel Tractor awaits new opponent". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-02-05. (in Portuguese)
    8. Marcelo Barone. "UFC signs Ismail Naurdiev for fight against Michel Tractor at UFC Prague, February 23". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-02-07. (in Portuguese)
    9. "UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-12-11.


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