By Dave Doyle |
February 14, 2021 2: 03 am
The UFC’s 2nd pay-per-gape and first title wrestle of the year are both in the books as, as UFC 258 went down on Saturday night.
As with every UFC match, four fighters had been awarded $50,000 bonuses for current work in the octagon on the night. This time around, the promotion didn’t give out a “Battle of the Night” bonus, nonetheless rather went with four “Performance of the Night” awards.
UFC 258 took living at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-gape following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
Right here’s a scrutinize at every of the opponents who earned post-wrestle bonuses.
Gilbert Burns gave Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) his most productive, and it wasn’t shut to fair appropriate ample to u.s. a fighter who appears effectively on his approach to becoming the UFC’s subsequent dominant champ.
Usman shook off an early knockdown, roared abet, picked Burns apart, and performed him at the 34-2nd impress of the third spherical.
That’s three a success title defenses for Usman, and his fourth occupation post-wrestle bonus.
The middleweight bout between Hernandez (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Rodolfo Vieira wasn’t correct moving, then another time it had an implausible carry out: Hernandez veteran a guillotine to post Vieira, marking the first time in historical past a ragged ADCC gold medalist became ever submitted in the octagon.
If that’s no longer rate an further $50K, nothing is. It marked the first post-wrestle bonus of Hernandez’s UFC occupation.
Brazilian submission ace Viana (12-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) became at it another time on Saturday night.
Viana went for the carry out early in her flyweight preliminary bout against Mallory Martin as she held a triangle tight. When the tough Martin wouldn’t hand over, Viana transitioned into an ultimate attempting armbar and that became all she wrote.
That’s two straight submission wins for Viana and her 2nd occupation post-wrestle bonus.
Marquez (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Maki Pitolo bought the pay-per-gape half of the card off with a bang, then another time it became Marquez who bought the job performed in the end.
Combating for the first time in 31 months, Marquez veteran a nifty anaconda choke to total issues at the 4: 13 impress of the third spherical.
That’s the middleweight competitor’s 2nd occupation post-wrestle bonus.