The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including a few devastating finishes.
After UFC Fight Night 231, four fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for their performances in Sao Paulo. Check out the winners below.
‘Performance of the Night’: Vitor Petrino
Vitor Petrino kept his undefeated record intact with another impressive finish. Entering UFC Fight Night 231 after a submission win over Marcin Prachnio at UFC 290, Petrino picked up another stoppage with a big knockout of Modestas Bukauskas. A left hook out of nowhere sent Bukauskas crashing to the canvas, and it was clear no more punches were necessary. Now 3-0 in the UFC, Petrino earns his first Performance of the Night bonus.
‘Performance of the Night’: Elves Brener
Elves Brener is the definition of a finisher. Throughout his professional career, Brener has recorded multiple first-round finishes, and on Saturday on his home soil, he added another by stopping Kaynan Kruschewsky. This one may have been his most explosive yet. A right hand followed by a heavy overhand left turned out the lights on Kruschewsky, causing him to faceplant into the canvas for the walkoff knockout. Brener improves to 3-0 under the UFC banner, and earns his second-straight Performance of the Night bonus.
‘Fight of the Night’: Nicolas Dalby vs. Gabriel Bonfim
After the first round, it appeared Nicolas Dalby was in for a long night at the office at the hands of Gabriel Bonfim. However, “Danish Dynamite” ramped up the pressure in Round 2, and put a pace on Gabriel Bonfim that was too much to handle. Punches in bunches and clean knees to the jaw led to a TKO stoppage as Bonfim covered up on the canvas. Dalby took away Bonfim’s undefeated record, and also pocketed an extra $50,000 for his performance in Brazil. Bonfim didn’t leave empty handed though, as he took home an extra $50K for his role in the Fight of the Night.
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