|UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||May 13, 2020|
|Venue||VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena|
|City||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Attendance||None (behind closed doors)|
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira (also known as UFC Fight Night 171 and UFC on ESPN+ 29) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on May 13, 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFC had to cancel two events and postpone four events between March 21 and May 2. On April 24, they announced their return of UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida, with two other events scheduled for the same venue on May 13 and May 16 respectively.
A light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challengers Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira served as the event headliner. They were originally scheduled to headline another event on April 25, but it was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
The event included fighters that were pulled from other events previously cancelled, as well as the following bouts:
At the weigh-ins, Roberson weighed in at 187.5 pounds, one and a half pounds over the middleweight non-title fight limit. He was fined 20% of his purse, which went to his opponent Vettori and the bout was expected to proceed at a catchweight. However, the bout was cancelled on the day of the event due to medical issues caused by Roberson's attempt to cut weight.
|Main card (ESPN+)|
|Light Heavyweight||Glover Teixeira||def.||Anthony Smith||TKO (punches)||5||1:04|
|Heavyweight||Ben Rothwell||def.||Ovince Saint Preux||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Drew Dober||def.||Alexander Hernandez||TKO (punches)||2||4:25|
|Bantamweight||Ricky Simón||def.||Ray Borg||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||def.||Philipe Lins||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Thiago Moisés||def.||Michael Johnson||Submission (achilles lock)||2||0:25|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Women's Bantamweight||Sijara Eubanks||def.||Sarah Moras||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Omar Morales||def.||Gabriel Benítez||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Brian Kelleher||def.||Hunter Azure||KO (punches)||2||3:40|
|Heavyweight||Chase Sherman||def.||Isaac Villanueva||TKO (elbow and punches)||2||0:49|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Florida State Boxing Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses. The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,175,000.
On October 20, it was announced that the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a nine-month suspension for Chase Sherman, after he tested positive for anastrozole as the result of an in-competition sample.
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