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UFC Brasilia was held on September 24, 2016 at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil.
Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight and current Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino pummeled Lina Lansberg in the main event bout. She won her second fight in the octagon by TKO.
Our very own and TUF alumni Phillipe Nover fell short. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao outscored him with takedowns. But props to the Filipino Assassin for trying. He was able to got up from the multiple submission attempts.
The heavyweight bout went controversial when Roy Nelson kicked referee John McCarthy after he knocked Silva out with his uppercut and ground-and-pound. Nelson reportedly was upset with McCarthy’s late stoppage.
Erick Silva vs. Luan Chagas earned the FOTN bonus, while the POTN bonuses went to Vicente Luque and Eric Spicely.
Official Fight card result:
Cristiane Justino def. Lina Lansberg in round 2 by TKO
Renan Barao def. Phillipe Nover by UD
Roy Nelson def. Antonio Silva in round 2 by KO
Francisco Trinaldo def. Paul Felder at 2:33 of round 3 by TKO (doctor stoppage)
Eric Spicely def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos in round 1 by submission (RNC)
Godofredo Pepey def. Mike De La Torre in round 1 by submission (RNC)
Michel Prazeres def. Gilbert Burns by UD
Rani Yahya def. Michinori Tanaka by UD
Jussier Formiga def. Dustin Ortiz by UD
Luan Chagas def. Erick Silva in round 3 by submission (RNC)
Alan Patrick def. Stevie Ray by UD
Vicente Luque def. Hector Urbina in round 1 by KO
Gregor Gillespie def. Glaico Franca by UD