UFC Fight Night: Swanson Vs. Stephens
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UFC Fight Night: Swanson Vs. Stephens
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens
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The poster for UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJune 28, 2014 (2014-06-28)
VenueAT&T Center
CitySan Antonio, Texas
Total gate$728,358[1]
Event chronology

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens (also known as UFC Fight Night 44) was a mixed martial arts event held at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.[2]


The event was the first that the organization has hosted in San Antonio.[2]Zuffa hosted a World Extreme Cagefighting event, WEC 43, there in 2009.

The event was headlined by a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens.[3]

Rani Yahya was expected to face Johnny Bedford in a rematch from their bout at UFC Fight Night 39. However, Yahya was forced out of the bout and was replaced by Cody Gibson.[4]

A welterweight bout between Sean Spencer and Luiz Dutra was official for this card but had to be cancelled due to an injury.[5]

Myles Jury was scheduled to face Abel Trujillo at the event. However, Jury pulled out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Francisco Trevino. Subsequently, Trevino's originally scheduled opponent on the card, Joe Ellenberger, was briefly linked to bouts with newcomers Johnny Case[6] and Bryan Barberena. However, Case and Barberena were removed just days after being announced as well[7][8] and were eventually replaced by another newcomer James Moontasri. Then on June 9, Trevino pulled out of the bout and Trujillo was removed from the card entirely.[9]

Ray Borg was scheduled to face Ryan Benoit at the event.[10] However, on June 18 it was announced that Benoit had to pull out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Shane Howell.[11]

Co-main event fighter Kelvin Gastelum initially weighed in over the 171 pound welterweight limit at 173 pounds. His subsequent efforts to make weight over the next two hours failed, hence he was forced to surrender 20 percent of his purse to opponent Nico Musoke.[12]



Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Performance of the Night: Ray Borg and Carlos Diego Ferreira

See also


  1. ^ a b Staff (June 29, 2013). "UFC Fight Night 44 draws reported 9,227 attendance for $728,358 live gate". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b Matt Erickson and John Morgan (2014-03-16). "UFC heads to San Antonio for 'Fight Night' card on June 28". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Damon Martin (2014-03-18). "Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens headlines UFC Fight Night in San Antonio". msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-05-20). "Rani Yahya out, Cody Gibson steps in against Johnny Bedford at UFC Fight Night 44". themmareport.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-06-10). "Injury takes Luiz Dutra out of UFC Fight Night 44 bout with Sean Spencer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Ariel Helwani (2014-06-06). "Myles Jury out of UFC Fight Night in San Antonio". themmareport.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Jason Floyd (2014-06-11). "Johnny Case out of UFC Fight Night 44 bout against Joe Ellenberger". themmareport.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ John Morgan (2014-06-18). "Joe Ellenberger loses another opponent, now meets James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night 44". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Mookie Alexander (2014-06-08). "Abel Trujillo removed from UFC Fight Night: San Antonio". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Staff (2014-05-06). "Ryan Benoit vs. Ray Borg added to UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ John Morgan (2014-06-18). "Ryan Benoit out at UFC Fight Night 44, Ray Borg now meets Shane Howell". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Staff (2014-06-28). "UFC Fight Night 44 weigh-in results: Headliners on weight, but Gastelum heavy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Staff (2014-06-29). "UFC Fight Night 44 bonuses: Swanson, Stephens, Borg, Carlos Diego Ferreira get $50,000 awards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .

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