| Tonight was an amazing night of fights for the UFC in Brazil as UFC Fight Night 28 took place in Belo Horizonte.
The fans were given several great fights to lead into the debut of the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter and this was the perfect way to do it. A lot took place tonight that might have heavy impacts on the UFC title pictures in several different weight classes. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the action and tonight’s bonus winners:
All of the fighters that scrapped at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 28 gave the fans a lot of be happy about. In the main event we got to see Glover Teixeira win his 20th consecutive MMA bout as he TKOed Ryan Bader in the opening round. Glover now moves himself right to the top of the UFC light heavyweight contention ladder with this win and will likely fight for the belt in his next performance.
We also got to see Jacare Souza make his claim for a title shot as he completely ran through middleweight top-contender Yushin Okami in one round as well. Souza has now won five straight fights and is also undefeated in the UFC.
On the lighter end of the weight class scale we saw Joseph Benavidez demolish Jussier Formiga in one round as he also secured the TKO victory. Benavidez, like the other two men listed above, is also looking to get his name back into the title picture. He’s won three straight fights and is looking remarkable since his title-fight loss to Demetrious Johnson. It is very likely that Benavidez will be getting a rematch with the Champ very soon.
Aside from these fights this night was filled with spectacular battles, many back and forth fights, that every fan should be pleased with.
The UFC has chosen Fight Night Awards for four fighters that excelled and really stood out tonight. Each Fight Night Award winner will receive an additional $50,000 for their outstanding performances at UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil. Here are the UFC Fight Night 28 Bonus Winners:
- Glover Teixeira wins Knock Out of the Night for his TKO victory over Ryan Bader
- Piotr Hallmann wins Submission of the Night for his come-from-behind kimura victory over Francisco Trinaldo
- Rafael Natal and Tor Troeng win Fight of the Night for their amazing back and forth battle
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