Post-UFC Fight Night 100: And the Bonus Goes to…

Thomas AlmeidaThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil for UFC Fight Night 100 and produced a night of exciting action. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to four fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ honors. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Thomas Almeida earns Performance of the Night honors his second-round TKO of Albert Morales in what many felt was the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ in Sao Paulo. Both fighters had their moments, but it was Almeida’s cage experience and accuracy in striking that proved to be the difference. The Brazilian felt more comfortable and relaxed than his counterpart, and he managed to add yet another TKO to his lengthy highlight reel. Fight fans certainly look forward to seeing him back in action inside the Octagon. Cezar Ferreira earns Performance of the Night honors for his second-round arm-triangle choke submission of Sweden’s Jack Hermansson. The impressive victory is only the second finish the Brazilian has secured inside the Octagon, and it puts him on a three-fight winning streak, including a pair of unanimous-decision victories over Oluwale Bamgbose and Anthony Smith. The MMA Masters product earned his first ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus and will hope to collect more $50,000 checks in the future. Gadzhimurad Antigulov earns Performance of the Night honors for his first-round guillotine-choke submission win over Marcos Rogerio De Lima on enemy territory in Brazil. It was an impressive promotional debut for Antigulov, who many expect will drop to the UFC’s middleweight division in the near future. Pedro Munhoz earns Performance of the Night honors for his second-round guillotine-choke submission of Justin Scoggins. The Brazilian did not give Scoggins a warm welcome to the UFC’s bantamweight division. He kept looking from the guillotine choke, which is his signature move, from the beginning of the fight, and it was only a matter of time until he secured it. It was an accidental trip by Scoggins that allowed Munhoz to lock up the choke, but a little slip, accidental or not, metaphorical or not, was what the Brazilian needed to get the job done. Other noteworthy performances: – Ryan Bader defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via third-round TKO to make it two wins for himself inside the Octagon. Bader stepped in on short notice for an injured Alexander Gustafsson to take on the Brazilian in what was a rematch, and he won more impressively than he did in their first meeting. – Luis Henrique defeated Christian Colombo via third-round guillotine-choke submission after dominating the fight with his superior wrestling and ground and pound. The victory puts the Brazilian heavyweight on a two-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, and fight fans look forward to his next outing.

Written by Gabe Killian

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