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UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs Diaz

UFC Fight Night 20
  • Monday 01.11.2010
  • U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Patriot Center
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $753,962
  • Attendance: 8,078 (Paid: 7,400)
  • TV Ratings: 1,700,000 viewers (2,000,000 peak)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Honors & Awards

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  • Submission of the Night
    Efrain Escudero vs. Evan Dunham   |   $30,000 bonus to Dunham
  • Fight of the Night
    Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson   |   $30,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Gerald Harris vs. John Salter   |   $30,000 bonus to Harris
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  • Mario Yamasaki
    Maynard vs. Diaz (11)Sadollah vs. Blackburn (8)Lentz vs. Tavares (5)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Escudero vs. Dunham (10)Leben vs. Silva (7)
  • Kevin Mulhall
    Lawlor vs. Simpson (9)

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for all MMA fights, from the biggest UFC's to remote regional cards. UFC Fight Night 20 is closed for new predictions. 8 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: UFC Fight Night 20 Leaderboard

UFC Fight Night 20 Wiki Update Wiki

UFC Fight Night 20 featured a main event pitting TUF 5 alumni Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard against one another in a bout meant to determine a candidate for a top contender’s match later in the year. Although Maynard emerged with the Split Decision victory, the fight lacked spark, and some fans believed that Diaz had done enough to earn the win. Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White concluded that Maynard, who had relied on overhand right haymakers through much of the affair, was not ready to hang with boxing technician and Lightweight Champion BJ Penn. White granted the next title shot to Frankie Edgar instead.

In other action, undefeated lightweight Evan Dunham continued his role by submitting Efrain Escudero in the third round, handing the Mexican-American fighter his first loss as a professional in what many believed at the time was an upset.

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