UFC Vegas Bonus: Davey Grant’s Inverted Triangle Choke Was Worth The Bonus
The The Theater at Virgin Hotels hosts UFC for the first time this weekend, as the MMA leader follows up on last weekend’s outstanding pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena with another high-quality home game on Saturday afternoon followed.
After the event, UFC officials announced the recipients of the performance-based bonuses.
Fight of the Night: Vitor Petrino vs. Anton Turkelj
Some hailed this as a certified banger, especially on such a stacked and entertaining card, but Vitor Petrino vs. Anton Turklj started the main card with a contest that set the tone for the rest of the evening. Gave.
It is notable that both light heavyweights went the distance considering they made their mark on repeated occasions. As the fifteen minutes progressed, Brazil’s Petrino began to chip away at the scorecards despite some wild attacks from his opponent. With this win, Petrino is already on the short list to start the year.
Performance of the Night: Davy Grant
Veteran Rafael Assuncao hinted this week that this could possibly be his last trip to the Octagon, and for the better part of the fight, it looked like he might walk out with a win, especially over his opponent Davy Grant. After one point was deducted. , But with the cards stacked against him, “Dangerous” went into beast mode and ended the fight in the waning seconds with only the fourth inverted triangle choke submission in UFC history.
Performance of the Night: Bruno Silva
Despite being two years removed from the Octagon, Bruno Silva displayed zero signs of ring rust as he recorded his third straight finish against veteran Tyson Nam. Fast, strong and surgical, Silva’s three-fight win streak sent clear notice to the rest of the flyweight division.
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