UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen, April 15, 2023


UFC on ESPN 44 was UFC’s seventh Fight Night event of the year 2023, which took place in Kansas City, MO, on April 15, 2023. The event was headlined by a featherweight bout between Max Halloway and Arnold Allen.

Event Info

  • Date: April 15, 2023
  • Start Time: Prelims 5:30 ET, Main Card 8:30 pm ET
  • Location: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Desk Analysts: Laura Sanko, Rashad Evans & Heidi Androl
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Commentator: Brenden Fitzgerald, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder



Joselyne Edwards vs. Lucie PudilováWomen’s Catchweight (136.5 lbs)Joselyne Edwards won via Split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Aaron Phillips vs. Gastón BolañosBantamweightGastón Bolaños won via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bruna Brasil vs. Denise GomesWomen’s StrawweightDenise Gomes won via TKO at 2:42 of round 2 (Watch Video)
Lando Vannata vs. Daniel ZellhuberLightweightDaniel Zellhuber won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Gillian Robertson vs. Piera RodríguezWomen’s StrawweightGillian Robertson won via submission(armbar) at 4:21 of round 2 (Watch Video)
Zak Cummings vs. Ed HermanLight HeavyweightZak Cummings won via TKO at 4:13 of round 3 (Watch Video)
Brandon Royval vs. Matheus NicolauFlyweightBrandon Royval won via KO(knee) at 2:09 of round 1 (Watch Video)
Bill Algeo vs. T.J. BrownFeatherweightBill Algeo won via submission(rear-naked choke) at 1:40 of round 2 (Watch Video)


Clay Guida vs. Rafa GarcíaLightweightClay Guida won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Pedro Munhoz vs. Chris GutiérrezBantamweightPedro Munhoz won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ion Cuțelaba vs. Tanner BoserLight HeavyweightIon Cuțelaba won via TKO at 2:05 of round 1 (Watch Video)
Azamat Murzakanov vs. Dustin JacobyLight HeavyweightAzamat Murzakanov won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Edson Barboza vs. Billy QuarantilloFeatherweightEdson Barboza won via KO(knee) at 2:37 of round 1 (Watch Video)
Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen (Live Blog)FeatherweightMax Holloway won via unanimous decision(49-46, 49-46, 48-46)


This was the seventh Fight Night event and the 12th event overall from UFC in 2023. Also, it was just the second UFC event in Kansas City. The first event was also Fight Night on April 15, 2017. A top-of-rankings featherweight clash headlined the event with #2-ranked Max Halloway taking on #4-ranked Arnold Allen.

Canceled or Postponed Bouts

  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Brady Hiestand


  • Bruna Brasil
  • Gastón Bolaños

Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay

  • Max Holloway: $21,000, Arnold Allen: $11,000
  • Edson Barboza: $21,000, Billy Quarantillo: $6,000
  • Azamat Murzakanov: $4,000, Dustin Jacoby: $11,000
  • Ion Cutelaba: $11,000, Tanner Boser: $6,000
  • Pedro Munhoz: $16,000, Chris Gutierrez: $6,000
  • Rafa Garcia: $6,000, Clay Guida: $21,000
  • Bill Algeo: $6,000, T.J. Brown: $6,000
  • Brandon Royval: $6,000, Matheus Nicolau: $6,000
  • Zak Cummings: $11,000, Ed Herman: $21,000
  • Gillian Robertson: $11,000, Piera Rodriguez: $4,000
  • Daniel Zellhuber: $4,000, Lando Vannata: $11,000
  • Denise Gomes: $4,000, Bruna Brasil: $4,000
  • Gaston Bolanos: $4,000, Aaron Phillips: $4,500
  • Joselyne Edwards: $6,000, Lucie Pudilova: $6,000


The following fighters received $50,000 each in performance bonuses in different categories:

  • Gillian Robertson (Performance of the Night)
  • Brandon Royval (Performance of the Night)
  • Edson Barboza (Performance of the Night)
  • Bill Algeo vs. TJ Brown (Fight of the Night)
  • Zak Cummings (retirement bonus)
  • Ed Herman (retirement bonus)

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