For the 2nd time in just one thirty day period, the UFC did not hand out a “Fight of the Night” bonus at the conclusion of an function.
4 fighters – Brian Kelleher, Andre Muniz, Michel Pereira and Ovince Saint Preux – each individual received added $50,000 checks for “Performance of the Night time,” but the award for a tricky-fought battle went unclaimed, according to bonuses declared by the UFC soon after Saturday’s event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Co-headliner Saint Preux certainly sent the highlight of the night time, halting Alonzo Menifield with a still left hook while heading backward in the next spherical of the ESPN+ occasion. The win put him back on the suitable foot immediately after a a person-off at heavyweight went south against Ben Rothwell.
Kelleher, Muniz and Pereira all flexed their submission techniques, while the latter did not even have to get a crystal clear tap to get paid the get. Pereira experienced his arms cinched for a hook-much less rear-naked choke from Zelim Imadaev, but the Russian’s transfer to battle fingers was interpreted as a submission. Nonetheless, it was an emphatic win for the Brazilian, who conserved his vitality and sent a dominant efficiency.
Muniz produced a outstanding adjustment a lot less than a few minutes into his fight with Bartosz Fabinski, utilizing the risk of a triangle to set up an armbar. And finally, Kelleher picked up a further brief acquire with a guillotine of Ray Rodriguez – his 3rd scheduled opponent – in just 39 seconds.
UFC Vegas 6, which took place Aug. 8 at the UFC APEX, was the most recent event with no “Fight of the Night” bonuses handed out.