For the second time in as many weeks, every finishing fighter took home a post-fight bonus at UFC Austin.
It’s also the third time this year the UFC has opened its pocketbook, and in this case, it was nine winners on an electrifying card in Austin, Texas cashing in. From the outset on Saturday, the Fight Night even was something special, with finish after explosive finish coming in competitive fights.
Among the big winners, Adrian Yanez, who vanquished public enemy number one, Tony Kelley, inside of a round. The pair kicked off the main card, and were immediately followed by Gregory “Robocop” Rodrigues, who beat and battered Julian Marquez before finally putting him down with a right hand.
Roman Dolidze, Cody Stamann, Jeremiah Wells, Phil Hawes, Joaquin Buckley, and Kevin Holland also picked up Performance bonuses. But perhaps the biggest standout was Ricardo Ramos, who finished Danny Chavez with a perfectly timed spinning back fist.
There are five spinning back fist finishes in UFC history; Ramos holds two of them.
Fight of the Night, meanwhile, went to a back-and-forth war between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett in the main event. Both men damaged the other, with Emmett walking away with the split decision win in the end.