In the UFC’s last event of its next stint on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi, lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov place on a masterful effectiveness in the last fight of his profession.
The victory not only cemented Khabib’s legacy, it also acquired him one particular of the UFC 254 performance bonuses.
Effectiveness of the Night: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Even though most would have thought that Justin Gaethje would outgun Khabib on the ft, the champ applied a stinging jab and sharp combos to negate his foe’s electrical power punches.
He also utilized his fingers to established up his all-vital takedowns, one particular of which cemented the struggle.
Khabib took Gaethje down late in the initially frame, but couldn’t obtain a end prior to the clock wound down. In the next round, nonetheless, he once more set Gaethje on the canvas, this time sinking a triangle choke that set the lights out.
It is no surprise that, on the lookout as very good as he at any time has in the Octagon, Khabib walked away with a $50,000 UFC 254 Effectiveness of the Evening reward.
Overall performance of the Evening: Magomed Ankalaev
In a rematch that has found the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 force numerous restarts, Magomed Ankalaev finally put a stamp on his rivalry with Ion Cutelaba.
Ankalaev received their to start with struggle in February of this yr, but the bout was considered controversial, as the referee stopped the battle when he felt Cutelaba was out on his feet. Cutelaba immediately protested, and the UFC immediately moved to rebook the fight.
Even though it didn’t come about nearly as quickly as originally prepared, Ankalaev built guaranteed to go away no uncertainties at UFC 254.
He laid Cutelaba out at 4:19 of the first round, leaving him flat on his back.
The victory earned Ankalaev the other UFC 254 Functionality of the Night bonus.
Battle of the Evening: Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood
The UFC 254 Combat of the Night honors went to prelim competition Casey Kenney and Nathaniel Wood. The two combat an enjoyable back and forth bout that went the distance with Kenney getting the unanimous nod from the judges.
Equally fighters went household with an extra $50,000, however.
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Functionality Bonuses
- Performance of the Night time: Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Efficiency of the Night time: Magomed Ankalaev
- Battle of the Night time: Nathaniel Wooden vs. Casey Kenney
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