Deiveson Figueiredo’s main event win over Joseph Benavidez on Saturday deemed him suitable for a “Performance of the Night” bonus. The award gave Figueiredo an extra $50,000 on top of his previously negotiated fight purse. The bonus was one of the four given out, with the other three going to Rafael Fiziev, Ariane Lipski and Marc Diakiese.
Figueiredo’s performance just short of five minutes saw him dominate a flyweight veteran in Benavidez. Scoring three knockdowns in the round Figueiredo was able to end the fight in the closing seconds with a rear naked choke.
Lipski’s fight bonus came from an impressive kneebar victory over Luana Carolina. Being threatened from the bottom by a kneebar, Lipski put in a kneebar that made Carolina tap out once it inverted her knee joint.
Fiziev and Diakiese got the “Fight of the Night” award for their three-round battle on the main card. The bout was a good showcase of Fiziev’s skills, which are still a new sight to UFC viewers.