Stephen Thompson Among Fighters Given UFC ‘Performance of the Night’ Award

Stephen Thompson was awarded a “Performance of the Night” award on Saturday for his five-round main event victory over Geoff Neal. Also awarded an extra $50,000 for their performances were Rob Font, Marcin Tybura and Jimmy Flick.

The awards came after a UFC’s last “Fight Night” card of 2020 from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Thompson’s award came after sweeping scorecards against Neal in the show’s main event. Thompson’s strong striking throughout the 25 minutes of action lead him to the victory.

The fight was Thompson’s first in 2020.

Similarly, Font’s award comes in his first bout of the year as well. Font finished his fight in the fourth minute of action, stopping Marlon Moraes on the ground after flooring him with an uppercut.

Tybura earned his fourth victory of the year on the main card, defeating Greg Hardy with ground and pound. The win was Tybura’s first via stoppage in the year after three scorecard victories.

Flick was given the bonus in his UFC debut, submitting Cody Durden on the prelims. Flick had a flashy win, pulling guard in the first round with a triangle choke that forced Durden to tap out.

A full report of the card can be viewed here.

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