UFC Nasville Bonuses: Randa Markos, Anthony Pettis Earn Performance Awards

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Randa Markos, UFC Calgary
Randa Markos Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

Following UFC Nashville, four fighters have picked an extra 50K, including strawweight Randa Markos and main event winner Anthony Pettis.

UFC Nashville has come and gone, and it was a successful night for a couple of key players. While a number of promising bouts would go to decision, the finishes, when they came, came in style. Among them, Anthony Pettis in the main event, pulling off a superman punch knockout, and Canada’s Randa Markos earlier in the night, finishing Angela Hill by arm-bar.

Markos, who improved to 9–6–1 on the night, ended the former Invicta FC champ’s night in under a round in Nashville. And earned a Performance of the Night bonus in the process. After getting the fight to the ground, she latched onto an arm and simply would not let go, for all of Hill’s struggles. Forcing the tap, she earned both the win and her second career UFC post-fight bonus. The first came all the way back in 2014 in a Fight of the Night effort in Marko’s debut at the TUF 20 Finale.

Pettis, meanwhile, pulled off a comeback knockout win when he executed the perfect superman punch in the second round of his main event fight against Stephen Thompson. ‘Showtime’ was making his welterweight debut at UFC Nashville, and let it be known that his skill, creativity and power carried over with him to the new weight class. That showing earned him the other Performance award.

Fight of the Night, meanwhile, went to the preliminary card pairing of Bryce Mitchell and Bobby Moffett, who battled their way to a decision that saw TUF alum Mitchell getting his hand raised.

All four fighters will pick up an extra $50,000 in bonus money for their efforts.

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