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Dan Ige Leads Four ‘Performance of the Night’ Winners


Dan Ige
lived up to his “50K” moniker in a major way on Saturday night.

Dana White’s Contender Series alum pocketed a $50,000
“Performance of the Night” for his first-round knockout of Andre Fili in
UFC Fight Night 236 co-main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Ige flattened his adversary with a massive right hand before
sealing his victory with one emphatic standing-to-ground punch at
the 2:43 mark of Round 1.

Elsewhere, Rodolfo
Vieira set a promotional record for arm-triangle choke
victories with his submission of Armen
Petrosyan in a featured middleweight affair. The Brazilian
grappling ace made his foe tap 4:48 into the opening stanza,
earning himself a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check in the
process. Vieira now has four arm-triangle victories to his credit
in UFC competition.

Prates had an Octagon debut to remember, pocketing a $50,000
“Performance of the Night” bonus for a knockout victory against
Giles in a preliminary welterweight affair. The Brazilian
appeared to be behind on the scorecards when he walloped Giles with
a clean straight left, abruptly ending the contest at the 4:03 mark
of Round 2.

Finally, Bogdan
Guskov was successful in his sophomore UFC appearance, as he
secured a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for a quick
finish of Zac Pauga in
a preliminary light heavyweight pairing. Guskov had his adversary
reeling with a two-punch combination before a series of follow-up
shots forced the stoppage 3:38 into the first frame.

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