The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including Fight of the Night to its headliners.
After UFC Fight Night 225, four fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for their performances in Singapore. Check out the winners below.
Performance of the Night: Michal Oleksiejczuk
After some back-and-forth that seemed to be going more his opponent’s way, Michal Oleksiejczuk (19-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) almost seemed to think “Enough is enough” against Chidi Njokuani (22-10 MMA, 2-3 UFC). Oleksiejczuk rallied, got a takedown, then pounded Njokuani out for his third career bonus.
Performance of the Night: Junior Tafa
Junior Tafa (5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) seemed to be landing with ease against Parker Porter (14-8 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in their heavyweight banger to open the main card. He kept backing Porter up with punches, then put his lights out with a monster shot quickly into the first round to put a stamp on his first UFC win.
Fight of the Night: Max Holloway vs. Chan Sung Jung
It was one of the most emotional Fight of the Night winners in recent memory, from the fighters’ walks to the cage until their walks back. Max Holloway (25-7 MMA, 21-7 UFC) carried the weight of the people of Hawaii – in particular, Lahaina on Maui – after the devastating wildfires earlier this month. He delivered in a slugfest with “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung (17-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC). In a flurry of punches from each fighter early in the third, Holloway landed flush just before Jung’s punch hit, and that was it. “Zombie,” a two-time title challenger, announced his retirement after the fight.