Record-setting main event takes Fight of the Night

The UFC handed out 4 post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, together with a record-setting major occasion.

After UFC on ESPN 46, 4 fighters picked up an additional $50,000 for his or her performances in Las Vegas. Try the winners beneath.

‘Efficiency of the Night time’: Alessandro Costa

Alessandro Costa picked up his first UFC win Saturday, and did so in spectacular trend towards Jimmy Flick. After sticking to a gameplan of attacking the legs early, the injury amassed led to the battle going to the bottom within the second spherical, the place Costa unloaded strikes for the TKO end. The additional $50,000 from a Efficiency of the Night time bonus is only a cherry on prime of Costa’s first win below the UFC banner.

 

‘Efficiency of the Night time’: Manuel Torres

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 17: (R-L) Manuel Torres of <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/teams/mexico/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Mexico;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Mexico</a> punches Nikolas Motta of Brazil in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 17, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 17: (R-L) Manuel Torres of Mexico punches Nikolas Motta of Brazil in a light-weight battle throughout the UFC Struggle Night time occasion at UFC APEX on June 17, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)

Manuel Torres made an announcement on the UFC Apex with a formidable knockout of Nikolas Motta. The strike that led to the end was a beautifully-timed step-in left elbow that floored Motta within the first spherical. The consequence was his fifth-straight first-round end. Throughout his post-fight interview, he stated he needed to develop into the primary Mexican fighter to win back-to-back bonuses, and his want was granted. Torres is 2-0 within the UFC, and pocketed a Efficiency of the Night time bonus in each appearances.

‘Struggle of the Night time’: Jared Cannonier vs. Marvin Vettori

Jared Cannonier positioned his title within the historical past books on Saturday night in the principle occasion towards Marvin Vettori. After 25 minutes of heavy-handed, fast-paced motion, Cannonier walked away with the victory and the brand new document holder of most vital strikes landed in a single UFC middleweight bout. Whereas Cannonier landed at will, Vettori fired again and had his moments as properly, making for an thrilling five-round bout. For his or her efforts, they each take residence an additional $50,000.

Story initially appeared on MMA Junkie

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