UFC Rotterdam Bonus Report

Zabit Magomedsharipov

Today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 115’ event in Rotterdam, Netherlands delivered with some memorable fights and solid finishes.

With that said, the UFC handed out three “Performance of the night” awards at this afternoon’s UFC Fight Night 115 post-fight press conference.

Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 115’ bonuses went to the following fighters:

Performance of the night bonus – Mairbek Taisumov earned an extra fifty thousand for his one-punch knockout victory over Felipe Silva. Taisumov caught Silva with a viscous right hand while Felipe was coming forward and it was goodnight for the Brazilian. The victory marked Mairbek’s fifth in a row, with all five of those wins coming by way of TKO/knockout. The streaking lightweight wants a top ten opponent in his next octagon appearance.

Performance of the night bonus – Zabit Magomedsharipov earned an extra fifty thousand dollars for his electrifying octagon debut opposite Mike Santiago. Zabit threw a variety of wild and unorthodox strikes before eventually putting Santiago away with a second-round submission finish (rear-naked choke). This kid is definitely a fighter to keep your eye on!

Fight of the night bonus – Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve each pocketed an extra $50K for their epic UFC Fight Night 115 main event. The hometown favorite, Stefan Struve, had a strong opening round which saw him stun “Drago” on a couple of occasions. However, by the end of round two it was clear that the tide was turning in Volkov’s favor. In round three, Volkov was able to connect with a right hand that sent Struve crashing to the canvas. “Drago” followed up with some ground and pound which forced the referee to step in and call a stop to the action.

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