Cowboy Cerrone cashed in on Saturday, picking up two of the UFC Brooklyn bonuses in an impressive performance on the UFC’s debut on ESPN.
It was another historic night for Cowboy Cerrone on Saturday at UFC Brooklyn. The man who already held the record for most wins, and most finishes, in UFC history built on that when he dismantled hot prospect Alex Hernandez to top the preliminary card on ESPN. Cerrone looked to be on another level against his opponent, even catching the eye of megastar Conor McGregor. The performance also helped Cerrone’s pocketbook: he picked up not one, but two of the UFC Brooklyn bonuses.
Earning both Fight of the Night alongside Hernandez and a Performance of the Night bonus, the dual awards also give Cerrone sole possession of the UFC’s post-fight bonus award record. Cerrone has received sixteen of those across his impressive career. Tied for the Performance of the Night record with Charlies Oliveira with seven, Cowboy also has four fight of the night awards, two submission of the night bonuses, and three knockout of the night wins.
Not a bad haul at all.
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With Cerrone doubling up at UFC Brooklyn, the remaining Performance of the Night award went to flyweight champion Henry Cejudo. Cejudo made short work (no pun intended) of bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw. Though Dillashaw argued the stoppage, Cejudo certainly had him in a bad spot. Was it enough to save the flyweight division? We’ll have to wait and see.