UFC Fight Night 71 will be held on July 15, 2015 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir and Todd Duffee.
Bobby Green was expected to face Al Iaquinta at the event. However, Green pulled out of the fight on June 17 due to an ACL tear and was replaced by former WEC and Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. On July 6, it was announced that Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites of an exogenous origin at UFC 188. He denied using anything, but stated that he is “responsible for the products he uses and their implications”. Melendez was suspended one year, effective from the date of his last bout. As a result, he was pulled from the fight against Iaquinta, who in turn, was also removed from the card.
The co-main event will now feature a lightweight fight between Josh Thompson and Tony Ferguson.
Below find the MMA Mad predictions for the UFC Fight Night 71 along with the results following UFC 189 and the TUF 21 Finale this past weekend.
Round 23 Results
Dale Jordan – 181
Nicholas Rizner – 171
James Carroll – 148
Round 24 Results
Dale Jordan – 188
Nicholas Rizner – 175
James Carroll – 156