UFC Fight Night 114 video highlights: Humberto Bandenay vs. Martin Bravo

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Humberto Bandenay made his UFC debut as a heavy underdog against Martin Bravo, but he only needed two kicks and 26 seconds to prove the oddsmakers wrong.

A head kick from Bandenay (14-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) knocked Bravo (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out cold in the opening minute of the fight, giving Bravo his first professional loss in a violent upset finish.

The featherweight bout was part of the main card of today’s UFC Fight Night 114 event at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the highlights above.

Also see:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 114 results: Humberto Bandenay stuns Martin Bravo with vicious KO in UFC debut

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Humberto Bandenay made his UFC debut as a heavy underdog against Martin Bravo, but he only needed two kicks and 26 seconds to prove the oddsmakers wrong.

A head kick from Bandenay (14-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) knocked Bravo (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out cold in the opening minute of the fight, giving Bravo his first professional loss in a violent upset finish.

The featherweight bout was part of the main card of today’s UFC Fight Night 114 event at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

After taking the fight on short notice, Bandenay’s win was as much about the set-up as the finish itself. Squaring up with Bravo in the center of the cage, Bandenay thumped the body of Bravo with a hard kick.

As Bandenay wound up for another, Bravo dropped his hands as he changed levels, leaving his chin unguarded as Bandenay’s knee slammed home. Bravo was out before he hit the mat, his hands frozen in front of him as he lay on the mat unconscious.

With the win in his UFC debut, Bandenay has now won his last six fights. Bravo suffers the first loss of his pro career.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 114 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Mexico City.)

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UFC Fight Night 114 pre-event facts: Flyweight division gets its first non-Demetrious Johnson headliner

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The UFC makes its fifth visit to Mexico on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 114, which takes place at Mexico City Arena and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

A somewhat historic bout is featured in the main event. The UFC flyweight division gets its first headliner without champion Demetrious Johnson. Contenders Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) look to strengthen their case for a title shot in a five-round fight.

The undercard also features five undefeated athletes. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s lone August event, check below for 40 pre-event facts about UFC Fight Night 114.

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Main event

Sergio Pettis

Pettis, along with his older brother Anthony Pettis, are one of 18 pairs of siblings to compete under the UFC banner.

Pettis is 3-1 since he dropped to the UFC flyweight division in March 2015.

Pettis’ three-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is tied with Moreno for the third longest active streak in the division behind Johnson (12) and Joseph Benavidez (six).

Pettis has earned all six of his UFC victories by decision.

Moreno’s three-fight UFC winning streak in flyweight competition is tied with Pettis for the third longest active streak in the division behind Johnson (12) and Benavidez (six).

Moreno enters the event on a 11-fight winning streak. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since July 2012.

Moreno has earned 11 of his 14 career victories by stoppage.

Moreno’s submission of Louis Smolka at 2:23 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 96 marked the fastest victory by a debuting flyweight in UFC history.

Co-main event

Randa Markos

Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) competes in her seventh UFC strawweight bout, the second most appearances in divisional history behind champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (eight).

Markos has alternated wins and losses over her past nine fights. She was victorious in her most recent bout at UFC Fight Night 105 in February.

Markos has earned all three of her UFC victories by decision.

Markos has completed at least one takedown against five of her six UFC opponents.

Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) enters the event after suffering her first career loss against Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104 in February.

Remaining main card

Alan Jouban

Alan Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn two knockout victories stemming from standing elbow strikes. Travis Browne has also accomplished the feat.

Jouban scores 1.35 knockdowns per 15 minutes of fighting in UFC welterweight competition, the third highest rate in divisional history.

Niko Price (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned his first two UFC victories in a 36-day stretch between UFC 207 in December and UFC Fight Night 104 in February.

Price has earned nine of his 10 career victories by stoppage. That includes both of his UFC wins.

Humberto Bandenay (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), 22, is the youngest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Martin Bravo (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has earned nine of his 11 career victories by stoppage.

Sam Alvey

Sam Alvey (30-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC) makes his seventh UFC appearance since June 2016. No fighter has more UFC appearances in that stretch.

Alvey’s seven victories since 2014 in UFC middleweight competition are tied for second most in the division behind Gegard Mousasi (eight).

Alvey’s five stoppage victories since 2014 in UFC middleweight competition are tied with Luke Rockhold and Derek Brunson for second most in the division behind Mousasi and Thiago “Marreta” Santos (six).

Alvey defends 85.2 percent of all opponent takedown attempts in UFC middleweight competition, the second highest rate in divisional history behind Krzysztof Jotko (86.8 percent).

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC), 37, is the oldest of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at the event.

Evans enters the event on a three-fight losing skid, the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since November 2013.

Evans was unsuccessful in his UFC middleweight debut against Daniel Kelly at UFC 209 in March.

Evans competes in a non-main- or co-main-event bout for just the fourth time in 22 UFC appearances.

Evans’ 13 victories UFC light-heavyweight competition are tied with Chuck Liddell for third most in divisional history behind Jones (17) and Ryan Bader (15).

Evans’ 50 takedowns landed in UFC light-heavyweight competition are the most in divisional history.

Evans’ four split-decision victories in UFC competition are tied with John Howard and Benson Henderson for second most in company history behind Gleison Tibau (five).

Preliminary card

Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson (15-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has alternated wins and losses over his three-fight UFC career. He was victorious in his most recent bout at UFC Fight Night 109 in April.

Hermansson has earned 12 of his 15 career victories by stoppage.

Dustin Ortiz (16-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) competes in his 11th UFC flyweight bout, tied for the third most appearances in divisional history behind Johnson (13) and Benavidez (12).

Ortiz is 2-4 in his past six UFC appearances.

Ortiz has completed at least one takedown against nine of his 10 UFC opponents.

Rani Yahya

Rani Yahya’s (23-9 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has earned 17 of his 23 career victories by submission. He’s earned 11 of those stoppages in Round 1.

Yahya’s five submission victories in UFC/WEC bantamweight competition are tied with Renan Barao for second most in combined divisional history behind Urijah Faber (seven).

Yahya is one of four fighters in UFC history to earn a north-south choke submission in UFC competition. Jeff Monson, Michel Prazeres, and Jake Ellenberger have also accomplished the feat.

Diego Rivas (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) competes in just his fourth bout since December 2011. His last fight was a victory at UFC Fight Night 82 in February 2016.

Rivas is one of 20 fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout stemming from a flying knee. He accomplished the feat at UFC Fight Night 82.

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 114 event in Mexico.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC Fight Night 114 staff picks we release on Friday ahead of the event. UFC Fight Night 114 takes place Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

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Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno

Records: Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC)
Past five: Pettis 4-1, Moreno 5-0
Division: Flyweight
Rankings: Pettis No. 8, Moreno No. 9
Odds (as of 7/31/17): Moreno -160, Pettis +130

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Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos

Records: Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC)
Past five: Grasso 4-1, Markos 3-2
Division: Strawweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 7/31/17): Grasso -150, Markos +120

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Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price

Records: Alan Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC), Niko Price (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Past five: Jouban 3-2, Price 5-0
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 7/31/17): Jouban -175, Price +145

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Humberto Bandenay vs. Martin Bravo

Records: Humberto Bandenay (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Martin Bravo (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC)
Past five: Bandenay 5-0, Bravo 5-0
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 7/31/17): Bravo -300, Bandenay +240

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Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans

Records: Sam Alvey (30-9 MMA, 7-4 UFC), Rashad Evans (19-6-1 MMA, 14-6-1 UFC)
Past five: Alvey 4-1, Evans 2-3
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 7/31/17): Alvey -160, Evans +130

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Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Records: Alejandro Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC), Andre Soukhamthath (11-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Past five: Perez 3-1-1, Soukhamthath 3-2
Division: Bantamweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 7/31/17): Soukhamthath -120, Perez -110

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