UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett aka UFC Hamburg took place at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on September 3, 2016.
The maint event fighters Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett exchanged shots with them as heavy as during the first round with some knockdowns. Barnett’s eye was poked and I think that’s what turned the ‘Warmaster’ wild. He took Arlovski down to the mat where he submitted him with a rear naked choke. Arlovski was forced to tapped out.
I saw too much wrestling in the co-main event as well. Alexander Gustafsson Jan Blachowicz punished alot on the mat. The ground and pound game resulted to a unanimous decision by the ‘Mauler’. Could’ve been better if the fight was stand up though.
Ryan Bader’s knee to the face on Ilir Latifi was the knockout of the night for me! Darth pulls off a Mark Hunt KO’s walk off there. There were moments they exchange. Latifi also took Bader down but could not keep for long. Latifi was put to sleep.
Here’s the official fight card:
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett by submission (RNC)
Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Błachowicz by UD
Heavyweight: Jessin Ayari def. Jim Wallhead by SD
Heavyweight: Peter Sobotta def. Nicolas Dalby by UD
Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi by KO
Welterweight: Nick Hein def. Tae Hyun Bang by UD
Women’s Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Veronica Macedo by TKO
Bantamweight: Lapilus Taylor def. Leandro Issa by UD
Heavyweight: Jarjis Step-Christian Colombo major draw
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. Scott Askham by UD
Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov def. Leandro Silva by uD