TUF China Finale milestones and footnotes
Saturday’s TUF China Finale featured a Korean bulldozer slugging, an Englishman dominating, a Boilermaker besting a Tiger, and a one-of-a-kind finish in the main event.
* Vaughan Lee put together the most impressive striking performance of his UFC career in a completely dominant victory over Nam Phan. Coming into their bout Saturday, it was Phan who had made a name for himself with huge striking outputs. Phan has authored four performances in the UFC where he landed 100-plus significant strikes, a record tied with Georges St-Pierre and Chris Lytle, but it was Lee who racked up the strikes. Lee finished with 142 significant strikes landed, the third-most ever landed by a UFC/WEC bantamweight in a single fight...
UFC Fight Night Macao Weigh-In Results
FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
-John Hathaway (171) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171)
FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
-TUF CHINA WELTERWEIGHT FINAL
-Zhang Lipeng (170) VS Wang Sai (170)
-Shawn Jordan (261) VS Matt Mitrione (260)
-Ivan Menjivar (146) VS Hatsu Hioki (146)
FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
-Nam Yui Chul (154) VS Kazuki Tokudome (155)
-Vaughan Lee (136) VS Nam Phan (136)
-Wang Anying (171) VS Albert Cheng (170)
-Mark Eddiva (145) VS Jumabieke Tuerxun (145)
Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina pulled from Saturday's TUF China Finale
Saturday’s fight card for the TUF China Finale is down to eight bouts following today’s loss of a preliminary-card fight.
With Zak Cummings (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) expected to come in eight pounds heavy for the fight, his fight with fellow welterweight Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been canceled, UFC officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.
Vitor out; Machida in at UFC 173
On the same day the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced a major change in its policy on testosterone-replacement therapy, there has been a major change at the top of the next major card the state will host.
Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) is out of his middleweight title shot against champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at UFC 173 in May, and in his place will step fellow Brazilian and former champion Lyoto Machida (21-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).