This past weekend the UFC hit Portland, Oregon for an action packed night of fights.
The event started off with a bang on UFC Fight Pass as Curtis Blaydes picked up a spectacular KO win over Cody East, leaving East with a massive welt on his head from brutal elbows. Throughout the event the ball kept on rolling with highlight reel finishes, and stellar performances.
In the co-main event, Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who missed weight by 5 pounds the day before, made his lightweight debut against former Bellator MMA champion ‘Ill’ Will Brooks. Oliveira managed to injure Brooks’ ribs early in the fight, progressively making the injury worse throughout the fight en route to a 3rd round TKO win. After the fight however, Oliveira made several disrespectful gestures in Brooks’ direction as he lay on the canvas, drawing him much criticism from the MMA community for his actions.
In the main event, UFC bantamweights John Lineker and John Dodson put on a spectacular 5-round war that saw Dodson land more strikes than Lineker. However, after five hard fought rounds, Lineker was awarded the split decision win over Dodson.
Below are the payouts from the event, courtesy of MMAJunkie:
John Lineker: $72,000 (Lineker forfeited 20 percent of his original $40,000 purse to Dodson for missing weight) def. John Dodson: $38,000 (includes 8,000 from Lineker’s purse)
Alex Oliveira: $43,200 (includes $24,000 win bonus. Oliveira forfeited 20 percent of his original $24,000 purse to Brooks for missing weight) def. Will Brooks: $57,800 (includes $4,800 from Oliveira’s purse)
Zak Ottow: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $54,000
Brandon Moreno: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Louis Smolka: $32,000
Luis Henrique da Silva: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joachim Christensen: $10,000
Andre Fili: $39,200 (includes $18,000 win bonus and $3,200 from Dias’ purse) def. Hacran Dias: $12,800 (Dias forfeited 20 percent of his original $16,000 purse to Fili for missing weight)
Shamil Abdurakhimov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Walt Harris: $12,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Keita Nakamura: $19,000
Nate Marquardt: $112,000 (includes $56,000 win bonus) def. Tamdan McCrory: $15,000
Ion Cutelaba: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jonathan Wilson: $12,000
Curtis Blaydes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cody East: $10,000
Ketlen Vieira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Kelly Faszholz: $10,000