Post-UFC Fight Night 66: And the Bonus Goes to…

John delos ReyesThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made it’s inaugral trip to the Philippines this past Saturday (May 16, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 66, and the event was a major, sold out entertaining success. When the action concluded, the promotion handed out four $50,000 checks to four fights for ‘Performance of the Night’ and ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. The betting lines to wager on such props were made available at Several Bookmakerss. UFC Fight Night 66’s Post-Fight Bonus’ went to… Jon Delos Reyes and Roldan Sangcha-An earn Fight of the Night honors for their battle on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC Fight Night 66 preliminary fight card. These 125-pounders really got the show started, going back and forth in an action-packed war that culminated with Delos Reyes securing an armbar submission in the second frame for the victory. It was an exciting outing for both flyweights who both gained a lot of fans with their performances, and said fight fans are certainly looking forward to seeing them back inside the Octagon. Other noteworthy fights: – Frankie Edgar defeated Urijah Faber via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards in what many considered to be a superfight. – Mark Munoz defeated Luke Barnatt via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards to snap a three fight losing streak and end his professional mixed martial arts career on a high-note. He dominated Barnatt for all three rounds of action using his superior wrestling, as well as landing the more significant strikes on the feet. Leaving his gloves inside the Octagon before his fellow Filipino crowd, it was an ideal for for “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” to go out. Neil Magny earns Performance of the Night (formerly, Knockout of the Night) Magny made it seven in a row inside the Octagon by surviving an early onslaught from the Korean Hyun Gyu Lim to come back and TKO him in the second frame of action. Magny continues to impress and work his way up the UFC’s 170-pound ladder, and he should be drawing top-10 ranked opposition for his next outing. Other noteworthy knockout(s): – Li Jingliang defeated Dhiego Lima via T/KO in the very first round of action, and with the impressive victory, he returned to the win column of the UFC’s stacked welterweight division. Jon Tuck earns Performance of the Night honors (formerly, Submission of the Night) In the preliminary card headliner for UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philipinnes, the Guam native Tuck took out South Korea’s Tae Hyun Bang via rear naked choke in the very first round of action. “Super Saiyan” hurt Bang with his hands, and then finished the job with his superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was an impressive outing for Tuck, who recently switched training camps from the MMA Lab in Glendale, AZ to Alliance MMA in San Diego, CA because he wanted to be near the ocean, which is something that makes him feel at home. Now back in the win column and constantly improving his all-around skill-set, Tuck and fight fans alike hope for a quick return to action. Other noteworthy submission(s): – Jon Delos Reyes’ aforementioned second round armbar submission of Roldan Sangcha-An.

Written by Gabe Killian

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