UFC London’s main event double-dipped in the bonus pool, with Jorge Masvidal sharing the Fight of the Night award with Darren Till, and claiming a Performance of the Night honor as well.
He called for it, he got it. After silencing the O2 Arena at UFC London with a crushing knockout of British star Darren Till, Jorge Masvidal picked up not one but two bonuses. Now, he doesn’t have to worry about putting his kids through college — potentially saving us from another admissions scandal. Fight of the Night and a Performance of the Night award, and $100,000 that comes with them, are his.
In all seriousness, Masvidal did call for two bonuses and did quip that he needed to pay for his children’s schooling following the fight Saturday. And it is certainly hard to argue against awarding the welterweight for such a definitive outcome. That he later got into a confrontation with Leon Edwards backstage is apparently a non-issue for the UFC, and with no true athletic commission in England, it looks like Masvidal will walk, despite piecing up Edwards (three piece and a soda, he called it) on camera.
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Of course, Till takes home the other half of the Fight of the Night award. Small consolation after such a rough night at the office.
Dan Ige, meanwhile, earned the other Performance of the Night award. Ige improved his win streak to three straight with his rear-naked choke finish of Danny Henry earlier in the night.