UFC Fight Night 172 Bonuses: Figueiredo, Fiziev, Diakiese, Lipski Receive $50K Checks

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 19, 2020

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Not only did Deiveson Figueiredo claim the vacant flyweight belt on Saturday night, but he’s also $50,000 richer for his work.

Figueiredo received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his first-round submission of Joseph Benavidez in the UFC Fight Night 172 main event at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. The Brazilian floored Benavidez on multiple occasions before choking him unconscious at the 4:48 mark of Round 1.

Elsewhere, Rafael Fiziev and Marc Diakiese earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their featured lightweight scrap. In a bout that featured a number of entertaining standup exchanges, it was the brutal body work and aggression of Fiziev that earned the nod from the cageside judges.

Finally, former KSW champion Ariane Lipski lived up to her “Queen of Violence” moniker, as she garnered the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for a gruesome first-round submission of Luana Carolina in a featured flyweight contest. After defending a calf slicer from her opponent, Lipski isolated her foe’s leg and torqued a kneebar at an awkward angle to elicit a painful tapout 1:28 into the opening stanza.

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