Marlon Moraes capped off UFC Fight Night in Utica with a stunning 33-second knockout and now he’ll go back home with an extra $50,000 in his pocket.
Morares needed just one head kick and a few extra punches to finish off Jimmie Rivera in the main event as the two bantamweights looked to settle a long standing grudge.
Moraes led the way with his $50,000 bonus with the UFC ultimately handing out four ‘Performance of the Night’ awards rather than a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus.
Co-main event fighter Gregor Gillespie also took home $50,000 for his second round arm triangle choke submission over Vinc Pichel.
Veteran welterweight Ben Saunders earned his $50,000 bonus with a devastating knee to the body that finished Jake Ellenberger.
Finally, Nathaniel Wood made good on his UFC debut with a $50,000 bonus for his comeback victory to defeat Johnny Eduard with a second round D’arce choke.