UFC Vegas 23 Bonus Report: Mackenzie Dern pockets an extra $50k

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The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 23 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland.

The highly anticipated middleweight main event proved to be a one-sided affair. Marvin Vettori used the same blueprint as Derek Brunson to frustrate Kevin Holland on route to a lopsided unanimous decision victory. The Italian showcased his strong wrestling skills to dominate ‘Trailblazer’ on the canvas.

In the co-main event of UFC Vegas 23, featherweight fighters Arnold Allen and Sodiq Yusuff squared off in hopes of moving up the 145lbs ranks. The fight resulted in a thrilling back and forth affair, but it was the English product in Arnold Allen who clearly got the better of the fifteen-minute contest. After three rounds of entertaining action, Allen was awarded a unanimous decision victory.

UFC Vegas 23, Marvin Vettori, Kevin Holland
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The rest of the UFC Vegas 23 fight card also delivered with some memorable scraps and thrilling finishes.

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

Fight of the night: Sam Alvey and Julian Marquez each picked up an extra $50k for their main card middleweight bout. Marquez was able to finish the fight with a submission choke after badly hurting Alvey on the feet.

Performance of the night: Mackenzie Dern earned an extra $50k for her sensational first round submission victory over Nina Nunes. The submission specialist was able to lock in a nasty armbar which forced the tap.

Performance of the night: Mateusz Gamrot pocketed an extra $50k for his second round knockout of Scott Holtzman on today’s preliminary fight card.

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