Four UFC fighters walked away from the event with bonuses, as Patrick Williams, Fabricio Werdum, Yair Rodriguez and Charles Rosa all pocketed and extra $50,000 for their respective efforts.
Fight of the night: Rosa vs Rodriguez
Yair Rodriguez showcased some crafty striking and excellent takedown defense to earn a split-decision victory over a very game and tough Charles Rosa. The fight was full of non-stop action and had the 21,036 Mexican fans in attendance going wild.
Performance of the night: Patrick Williams
Patrick Williams earned a 50k performance bonus for his 23-second destruction of Alejandro Perez. Williams was able to catch Perez with a couple of punches early, which caused Perez to wobble in retreat and Williams jumped on him securing the guillotine choke for the quick finish.
Performance of the night: Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum not only became the undisputed baddest man on the planet this evening, he also took home a $50,000 performance bonus for his third-round submission victory over Cain Velasquez. Werdum battered Cain in the stand-up game for the first ten minutes of the fight, forcing Velasquez to eventually go for a takedown in round 3, which ultimately led to his undoing. Werdum quickly latched on to Cain’s exposed neck during the attempted takedown and seconds later a trapped Velasquez was forced to tap out.
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