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UFC on ESPN 2: Barboza vs. Gaethje

UFC on ESPN 2
  • Saturday 03.30.2019 at 07:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN | Prelims: ESPN+
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Interviews: Jon Anik | Backstage: Megan Olivi
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,102,542.16
  • Attendance: 11,123
  • TV Ratings: 828,000 avg. viewers (480k ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson   |   $50,000 bonus to Hermansson
  • Performance of the Night
    Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu   |   $50,000 bonus to Craig
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Referees

  • Keith Peterson
    Barboza vs. Gaethje (13)Emmett vs. Johnson (11)Craig vs. Nzechukwu (9)Aguilar vs. Rodriguez (7)Moroz vs. Mazo (2)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Branch vs. Hermansson (12)Waterson vs. Kowalkiewicz (10)Moraes vs. Yusuff (8)Holland vs. Meerschaert (4)
  • James Chappell
    Pearson vs. Green (6)Borg vs. Kenney (3)
  • Bill Bookwalter
    Aguilar vs. Barzola (5)Perez vs. De La Rosa (1)

Event Discussion

ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

03.31.2019 | 12:45 AM ET

@ Random 31% o0f the Tap community backed him, he was  even odds with the bookies, and really he would have lost if Johnson had done the cheese thing and just stayed on the outside for the last 40 seconds or whatnot, so y'know... not highly underestimated, anyway.

Glad he won by KO/TKO though, paid for some of my ****tier bets.

* Edited at 03.31.2019, 1:55 AM ET *

loudenSwain
loudenSwain

03.31.2019 | 10:04 AM ET

I thought Holland lost. That fight was ridiculously sloppy and kinda hard to score I guess though. Holland’s hips were terrible. They were never in the right place grappling and he constantly conceded positions because of it. Borg was flat out robbed. That decision was as bad as it gets. 
loudenSwain
loudenSwain

04.01.2019 | 11:06 AM ET

“Great card. Glad it was a good one for ya live swain!

Peace out.“


Good look fish. Just saw that. It was a fun time. Started out dec heavy but wow the main card was great.  Thanks man. 

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