The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including one to its all-time record holder in wins.
After UFC on ESPN 45, four fighters took home an additional $50,000 for their performances in Las Vegas. Check out the winners below.
Performance of the night: Muhammad Naimov
Muhammad Naimov defeats. Jamie Mullarkey via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:59
Muhammad Naimov (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) stepped in on less than a week’s notice to face Jamie Mullarkey (16-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Due to the short notice, Naimov was the biggest loser of the card bets, but he knocked out Mullarkey with a brutal TKO in the second round.
Performance of the night: Jim Miller
Jim Miller won. Jesse Butler via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:23
Jim Miller (36-17 MMA, 25-16 UFC) was the biggest favorite on the main card in his lightweight bout against Jesse Butler (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who took the fight on notice only two days. when Jared Gordon was fired. Miller wasted no time and secured the quickest finish of his career. He threw four punches and knocked out the UFC newcomer in 23 seconds. Miller’s 13 appearances in UFC lightweight bouts are third most in divisional history behind Joe Lauzon (15) and Donald Cerrone (14).
Fight of the Night: Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
Alex Caceres beats. Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Caceres (21-13 MMA, 16-11 UFC) entered the third round against Daniel Pineda (28-15 MMA, 5-6 UFC) with a fight tied at one round apiece. But he put up a striking clinic in the last frame, even though he couldn’t ward off a brutally tough Pineda. Caceres went big to the body, but Pineda came forward like a zombie throughout the final five minutes.
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