No Performance Bonuses, but two Fight of the Night awards were handed out at UFC 236.
The UFC threw everyone a curve ball following two stellar title fights at UFC 236. After Saturday night’s big PPV event in Atlanta, the promotion opted to award not one but two Fight of the Night awards. Those went to main and co-main events.
It was well deserved. Of course, the main event was a showdown for the interim lightweight title between featherweight king Max Holloway, and surging 155lb’er Dustin Poirier. It was a rematch from years earlier, and as with the original fight, it was Poirier who had his hand raised in the end.
Not for lack of effort, or grit, on the part of Holloway, who went the distance, bloodied, but still swinging right to the end.
💰 TWO Fight of the Night bonuses!
— UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2019
The co-main event was just as exciting. Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya put on a war. Both rocked the other. Both had chances to finish. Neither could. Instead, they battled it out to the final bell, with ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya slowly pulling away. Again, he nearly finished in the dying seconds. In the end, he had his hand raised, becoming the second Nigerian champion crowned in the UFC in just a matter of months, along with Kamaru Usman.