UFC Fight Night 115 Bonuses: Volkov, Struve, Taisumov, Magomedsharipov Earn $50K

By: Tristen Critchfield
Sep 2, 2017
The tallest fight of the night was also UFC Fight Night 115’s best.

Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their heavyweight battle in the UFC Fight Night 115 headliner in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Saturday. After suffering a gash under his eye from a Struve knee late in round one, Volkov picked up the pace and ultimately put his foe away with a volley of punches near the cage at the 3:30 mark of the third period.

Elsewhere, Mairbek Taisumov was an easy choice for a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus thanks to his first-round knockout of Felipe Silva in a preliminary lightweight encounter. Early in the frame, Silva attempted to walk his foe down, but after he missed with a right hand, Taisumov connected with a clean counter right. Silva immediately fell face first to the canvas, giving Taisumov the emphatic triumph 84 seconds after the bout began.

Finally, newcomer Zibat Magomedsharipov captured the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for a second-round submission victory against Mike Santiago at featherweight. Magomedsharipov utilized created striking early before grounding his opponent and securing a rear-naked choke 4:22 into the second frame.

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