UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor Results, Bonuses And Post Fight Press Conference

Sunday July 12, 2015– UFC 189 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims aired on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, Conor McGregor (18-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) won the interim featherweight title with an impressive win over Chad Mendes (17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the second round. In the co-main event, Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) defended his welterweight title for the first time also with an impressive win over Rory MacDonald (18-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC).

UFC 189 event drew an announced attendance of 16,019 for a live gate of $7.2 million. White stated at the post fight press conference that the $7.2 million gate was a new United States record for MMA.

Below are the full results of the event including the bonuses and post fight press conference.

UFC 189 post-event news conference:

UFC 189 Bonuses each fighter received an extra $50k:

Fight of the Night — Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald

Performance of the Night — Conor McGregor

Performance of the Night — Thomas Almeida

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor Results:


Conor McGregor def. Chad Mendes
to win interim featherweight title by
TKO (punches) in Round 2, 4:57

Robbie Lawler def. Rory MacDonald
to retain welterweight title by
TKO (punches) in Round 5, 1:00

Jeremy Stephens def. Dennis Bermudez by
TKO (knee, strikes) in Round 3, 0:32

Gunnar Nelson def. Brandon Thatch by
submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1, 2:54

Thomas Almeida def. Brad Pickett bu
knockout (flying knee) in Round 2, 0:29


Matt Brown def. Tim Means by
submission (guillotine choke) in Round 1, 4:44

Alex Garcia def. Mike Swick by
unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

John Howard def. Cathal Pendred
split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00

Cody Garbrandt def. Henry Briones
unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Round 3, 5:00


Louis Smolka def. Neil Seery by
unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Cody Pfister def. Yosdenis Cedeno by
unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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