UFC 286 bonus: The widely predicted fight of the night takes place in London

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The UFC awarded four post- bonuses after Saturday’s card, two of which were for what most predicted would be Fight of the Night.

After UFC 286, four fighters took home an additional $50,000 for their performance in London. Check out the winners below.

Performance of the Night: Jake Hadley


March 18, 2023; London, United Kingdom; Jake Hadley (Red Gloves) fights Malcolm Gordon (not pictured) during UFC 286 at The O2 Arena. Mandatory credit: Per Huljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Hadley def. Malcolm Gordon via TKO (punches) – 1:01 of round 1

[autotag]Jake Hadley[/autotag] (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) needed a big performance in his UFC debut to stave off defeat. He came away with flying colors with a 61-second TKO of Malcolm Gordon (14-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC), who started with two shots to the body. Gordon missed the weight, to boot, so Hadley received 30 percent of the check on of his own salary and bonus.

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Performance of the Night: Gunnar Nelson


March 18, 2023; London, United Kingdom; Gunnar Nelson (Red Gloves) prepares to Brian Barberena (not pictured) during UFC 286 at The O2 Arena. Mandatory credit: Per Huljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Gunnar Nelson def. Bryan Barberena via submission (armbar) – 4:51 of round 1

Jiu-Jitsu Standout One Year After Returning With Decisive Win After 30 Months Off [autotag]gunnar nelson[/autotag] (19-5-1 MMA, 10-5 UFC) earned his first submission win in more than four years when he finished Brian Barberena (18-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) with a rear-naked choke in the first round. Tapped out. ,

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of the Night: Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fizzi


Justin Gaethje def. rafael fiziv

Justin Gaethje def. Rafael Fiziev via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

[autotag]Justin Gaethje[/autotag] (24-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and [autotag]rafael fiziv[/autotag] (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was the of the Night winner on paper before fight week even started. They lived up to the hype. After opening two rounds back and forth, Gaethje had a bit more in the tank in the third and took more damage. He wound up with the pair scoring 29–28, but settled for a 28–28 draw on a third card from a judge who gave the first two rounds to Fiziv, but 10–8 to Gaethje in the last. Gaethje now has 11 post-fight bonuses in 11 UFC fights; Physiyev has six of his eight bouts in the company.

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