Post-UFC 208: And the Bonus Goes to…

Jacare SouzaThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Brooklyn, NY for the first time in promotional history last Saturday (February 11, 2017) with UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie. It was a lackluster event that saw the promotion’s inaugural women’s featherweight champion get crowned and nine out of 10 bouts go the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. The post-fight bonus winners were… Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller earn Fight of the Night honors for their three-round battle to kick off the evening’s Pay-Per-View main card. It was a back-and-forth affair that saw both 155-pounders have their moments, but it was Poirier who ultimately came out on top when the judges’ scorecards were read following the 15 minutes of action. A well-deserved extra $50k for both lightweights. Noteworthy fight(s): – Anderson Silva defeated Derek Brunson via controversial unanimous decision. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza earns Performance of the Night for his first-round Kimura submission of Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. It was an impressive outing by Souza, who did what was expected of him and made quick work of Boetsch via tapout in the opening stanza. Souza joins Yoel Romero and Anderson Silva at the door, knocking for a shot at champion Michael Bisping and his UFC middleweight gold. Noteworthy Performance(s): – Chicago’s Belal Muhammad defeated New York’s own Randy Brown via unanimous decision in a one-sided affair that saw the slight underdog dominate the fight both on the feet and on the mat. He took this bout on short notice, coming off a knockout loss at UFC 205 a couple of months ago.

Written by Gabe Killian

Leave a Reply

MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: UFC 208 highlights, Namajunas vs. Waterson added to UFC on FOX 24

LFA 4’s Andrea Lee talks flyweight title fight Feb 17, Creepy Fans & ‘KGB’ nickname