The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Mexico City, Mexico with UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. The post-fight bonus winners for UFC Fight Night 98 were… Douglas Silva de Andrade earns Performance of the Night (formerly, Knockout of the Night) It was a back and forth battle that the Brazilian was arguably losing, but he poured it on in the third frame, landing a series of devastating strikes that forced the referee to step in and half the action, rewarding de Andrade the knockout victory. Noteworthy T/KO(s): – Martin Bravo defeated Claudio Puelles via second-round TKO to become the TUF: Latin America 3 winner. He crippled Puelles with body shots that forced the referee to intervene and halt the action. – Max Griffin defeated Erick Montano via first-round TKO to pick up his first UFC victory. He earned the finish in under a minute. Ricardo Lamas earns Performance of the Night (formerly, Submission of the Night) Lamas survived a rough first round to come back and defeat Charles Oliveira via guillotine choke in the second round. It was an incredible and memorable win for Lamas, who dedicated the victory to his mother battling cancer, as well as his former teammate Josh Samman after he passed away just last month. Noteworthy Submission(s): – Joe Soto defeated Marco Beltran with a heel hook submission in the very first round of action. He now enjoys a two-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, with both wins coming by way of submission. Tony Ferguson and Rafael Dos Anjos earn Fight of the Night honors for their five-round battle in the main event of the evening. “El Cucuey” got the better of the former UFC 155-pound champ throughout the contest, walking away with a unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards after going the distance. Ferguson now rides a nine-fight winning streak at 155-pounds, which is a record best for the division. Noteworthy fight(s): – The aforementioned Lamav vs. Oliveira bout. – Erik Perez defeated Felipe Arantes via split decision following three entertaining rounds of action. His knee gave up on him midway through the fight, but he battled on and was able to make it to the judges’ scorecards, where he did enough to walk away with the split call. An earned victory for the Mexican, who advances to three in a row at 135 pounds, though this bout was technically contested at 138-pound catchweight, with Arantes missing weight.
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