The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 50 event, a fourteen-bout fight card headlined by Thiago Santos vs. Magomed Ankalaev.
The highly anticipated light heavyweight main event went the distance. Although Thiago Santos scored a knockdown in round two, it was the forward pressure and late wrestling of Magomed Ankalaev that proved to the difference. After five-rounds of battle the Russian standout who got his hand raised by way of unanimous decision.
The co-main event of UFC Vegas 50 featured a men’s bantamweight contest between Marlon Moraes and Song Yadong. The bout resulted in a first round knockout victory for the surging Chinese standout, who sent ‘Magic’ crashing to the canvas with a nasty combination.
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.
Performance of the night: Khalil Rountree Jr. earned an extra $50k for his second round TKO victory over Karl Roberson.
Performance of the night: Song Yadong pocketed an extra $50k for his sensational first round finish of Marlon Moraes in tonight’s UFC Vegas 50 co-main event.
Performance of the night: Cody Brundage earned an extra $50k for his impressive first round submission victory over Dalcha Lungiambula on today’s prelims.
Performance of the night: Azamat Murzakanov pocketed an extra $50k for his flying knee knockout of Tafon Nchukwi, which kicked off today’s preliminary fight card.
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