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UFC Fight Night 160 was a solid card top to bottom at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Saturday, but while there wasn’t brawl worthy of a “Fight of the Night” award, four fighters took home an extra $50K for their performances.
Ovince St. Preux was given a “Performance of the Night” bonus for his superb Von Flue choke of of Poland’s Michael Oleksiejczuk. “OSP” struggled early in the first against the Pole, but he turned things around and put Oleksiejczuk to sleep with his signature submission win. The sub also allowed St. Preux to be tied with Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira for most stoppages in UFC light heavyweight history with 10, and the finish also tied him with Jones, Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov for most in the division’s history with five.
On a side note, his Von Flue choke finish is a record for the UFC as he nabbed his fourth total. The choke has been re-named by many as the Von Preux choke because “OSP” has landed it so many times.
Jared Cannonier also took home $50K for his headlining win over fan favorite Jack Hermansson, stopping the Swede with nasty ground-and-pound just 27 ticks into the second round. His TKO win is the third in a row for “The Killa Gorilla,” who has quickly become a major threat in the middleweight division.
The other two combatants to win the “Performance of the Night” bonuses were John Phillips, who torched fellow middleweight Alen Amedovski with punches in just 17 seconds, and Jack Shore, who opened the card with a third-round rear-naked choke/neck crank submission of Nohelin Hernandez.