UFC Vegas 49: Zero Surprise as Cachoeira vs. Kim Claims Fight of the Night

Ji Yeon Kim vs. Priscila Cachoeira, UFC Vegas 49
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Ji Yeon Kim of South Korea punches Priscila Cachoeira of Brazil in their flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Vegas 49 was a tough card to win an extra $50,000 on, as there were a few wars and six finishes on the night. In the end, we would end up seeing all the performance bonus winners coming off the main card Saturday night.

Fight of the Night went to Priscila Cachoeira and Ji Yeon Kim, a fight that delivered on every level. Both ladies landed bombs throughout the entire three-round affair, in what turned out to be a very close bout. A good number of media members and fans actually scored the bout in favor of Kim, but it was ultimately “Zombie Girl” who ended up getting the unanimous decision victory in an absolute punishing performance. Her elbows in the final round were a thing of beauty.

Arman Tsarukyan ended up getting one of the two Performances of the Night bonuses. After the first round, there was an absolute blood bath after Arman cut opponent Joel Alvarez’s nose with a very nasty elbow. Arman would go on to win in dominant fashion via TKO in round 2 of the fight.

The final Performance of the Night winner was slight underdog Willington Turman. In a fight where it was likely that Turman dropped the first round, he was able to turn things around. Early in the second, he managed to get the fight to the ground, then proceeded to slap in a very quick armbar. A submission that happened so fast, even the announcers had to watch the replay.