Post-UFC 196: And the Bonus Goes to…

Nate-Diaz4UFC 196 delivered a night of shocks and awes, leaving behind a very memorable night of mixed martial arts action. 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 Several Bookmakerss. UFC 196’s Post-Fight Bonus-Award winners were… Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor earn Fight of the Night honors for their battle in the main event of UFC 196 in Las Vegas. McGregor appeared to be getting the better of Diaz on the feet in the early going of the fight, but Diaz found his range and began hurting McGregor, while the Irishman was missing nearly all of his shots. Diaz forced McGregor to shoot for a takedown, which was the beginning of the end for the UFC featherweight champion. This was a very entertaining scrap that was one for the history books, and a great way to wrap up the Pay Per View main card. Noteworthy fight(s): – The Holm vs Tate co-headliner. Nate Diaz earns Performance of the Night for his second round rear naked choke submission of Conor McGregor in the main event of the evening. Diaz hurt the Irishman with strikes and forced him to shoot for a takedown, taking the fight into his world where it was only a matter of time until he secured a rear naked choke for the second round finish. It was an incredibly impressive outing and performance by Diaz, who shot up to star-status with the victory and will only be seeing big payday’s from here on out. Miesha Tate earns Performance of the Night for her incredible come-from-behind fifth round rear naked choke technical submission win over Holly Holm to become the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Tate was on her way to losing a unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards when she gave it her all in the fifth, going for a takedown and then taking Holm’s back and sinking in the choke. After failing to put Holm away under similar circumstances in a 10-8 second round, she got the job done in the fifth. It was a very big and historical victory for Tate, who has been improving from fight to fight and has truly earned the title of Champion. Noteworthy Performances: – Nordine Taleb defeated Erick Silva via second round knockout to return to the win column in the UFC’s 170-pound division. – Vitor MIranda defeated Marcelo Guimaraes via second round headkick knockout to make it three in a row for himself in the UFC’s middleweight division. – Jason Saggo returned to action following an extended injury layoff to defeat Justin Salas via TKO inside of the very first round. – Teruto Ishihara picked up his first UFC victory with a second round knockout of Julian Erosa.

Written by Gabe Killian

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