Two main card fighters in Claudio Puelles and headliner Jessica Andrade locked up Performance of the Night bonuses at UFC Vegas 52.
Both fighters pulled off stunning submissions in their respective bouts, with Puelles in the co-feature against Clay Guida, and Andrade topping the show against Amanda Lemos.
For Puelles, the end came with a submission of veteran Guida, care of a kneebar. It’s the second straight win by kneebar for the Peruvian fighter, and third overall during his UFC tenure — a promotional record.
Andrade also made a bit of history at UFC Vegas 52, stopping Lemos by way of a standing arm triangle. That made Andrade the first UFC fighter to ever secure victory with the rarely-seen submission, a feat clearly worthy of a $50,000 Performance bonus.
Fight of the Night at UFC Vegas 52 went to the wild prelim affair between Sergey Khandozhko and Dwight Grant. Both welterweights were looking to get back in the win column on Saturday, and they fought like it. Each scored a knockdown on the other, but it was Khandozhko securing a TKO finish just prior to the end of the second round.
All four fighters will take home an extra $50,000 for their bonus-winning efforts at UFC Vegas 52.