Undercard Bouts Dominate Fighter Bonuses at UFC Brasilia

September 25, 2016

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg following Saturday’s event in Brasilia, Brazil.  Erick Silva, Luan Chagas, Eric Spicely and Vicente Luque  earned the $50,000 performance incentives.  silva-chagas-ufcbrasilia-750

Fight of the Night went to the welterweight bout between Silva and Chagas that kicked off the preliminary fight card on Fox Sports 1.  Silva was knocked down in the first and second round, but Chagas was unable to put the Brazilian away.  In the third frame, a fatigued Chagas looked to get the fight to the ground and Silva transitioned and took his opponent’s back.  He quickly sunk in a rear-naked choke ending the fight.

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Spicely earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his first-round finish of Thiago Santos in middleweight action.  Santos entered the fight as a heavy favorite, but was taken down in the early going.  Spicely took his opponent’s back and secured a rear-naked choke, forcing Santos to tap out.

Luque punched his ticket to a bonus for his knockout win over Hector Urbina in their preliminary welterweight match.  Lurque stunned Urbina with a left hook and put him away with a right hand flush to the jaw.  The knockout came one minute into the bout.

UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg featured six decisions, three submissions and four knockout finishes.

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