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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.
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
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.