UFC Mexico City Bonus Report: Brian Ortega one of four fighters to take home $50k

By Chris Taylor - February 24, 2024

The Octagon went south of the border for tonight’s UFC Mexico City event, a 13-bout fight card headlined by Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval.

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The highly anticipated men’s flyweight main event proved to be a thrilling twenty-five-minute affair. Brandon Moreno got off to a strong start in the opening two rounds, but Brandon Royval stormed back in the final fifteen minutes of the fight. ‘Raw Dawg’ utilized forward pressure and a plethora of strikes to ultimately get the better of ‘The Assassin Baby’, earning a well-deserved split decision victory.

UFC Mexico City is co-headlined by a featherweight rematch between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega. The contest resulted in a third-round submission victory for Ortega. After a tough opening round, which included getting dropped by a punch, ‘T-City’ was able to turn the tide in round two thanks to his forward pressure and grappling. Then, in round three, Ortega was able to get the fight to the floor early and promptly locked up a fight-ending arm triangle choke.

Following the conclusion of tonight’s event, UFC officials announced at the post-fight press conference that four fighters would be taking home performance bonuses.

Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval at UFC Mexico City

Fight of the night: Lightweight fighters Daniel Zellhuber and Francisco Prado each pocketed $50k for their thrilling war on tonight’s UFC Mexico City main card. Zellhuber ultimately won the contest by unanimous decision.

Performance of the night: Brian Ortega earned an extra $50k for his third-round submission victory over Yair Rodriguez (see that here).

Performance of the night: Manuel Torres pocketed an extra $50k for his first-round submission victory over Chris Duncan.

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