Jim Miller, Nate Landwehr, Bruno Silva and Danaa Batgerel each received $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses for their work in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 195 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Miller gave newcomer Erick Gonzalez a rude promotional welcome, winning via knockout in a featured lightweight encounter. The 38-time UFC veteran countered a Gonzalez kick with a left cross that dropped the Combate Americas veteran instantly, ending the contest 14 seconds into Round 2.
Meanwhile, Landwehr got an extra check by virtue of securing the first submission of his 19-fight professional tenure against Ludovit Klein in a featherweight affair. The former M-1 Global champion pressured Klein with punches in the third round before snapping his foe down with a front headlock and rolling for an anaconda choke to force the tapout at the 2:22 mark of the period.
Earlier, Silva rallied for a third-round stoppage of Andrew Sanchez in a preliminary middleweight pairing. After dropping the first two rounds to “The Ultimate Fighter 23” winner, Silva staged a comeback on his fading foe, teeing off on Sanchez with a flurry of unanswered punches for a TKO win 2:35 into Round 3.
Finally, Batgerel garnered the evening’s final performance bonus on the strength of a technical knockout victory over Brandon Davis at bantamweight. The Jackson-Wink MMA product pressured Davis with power punches, dropped him with an overhand right and again with another barrage of strikes. From there, Batgerel pursued the finish with knees, elbows and punches until the contest was halted at the 2:01 mark of Round 1.