UFCFight Night 208 bonuses: Molly McCann, Paddy Pimblett lead four $50,000 winners

UFCFight Night 208 bonuses: Molly McCann, Paddy Pimblett lead four $50,000 winners

The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, one to each finisher, save for one.

After UFC Fight Night 208, four fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for their performances in London. Check out the winners below.

Performance of the Night: Jonathan Pearce

After four unanimous decisions to open the card, Jonathan Pearce (13-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) finally broke through for a finish against fan favorite Makwan Amirkhani (17-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC). He gave Amirkhani trouble throughout the fight and hurt him with elbows. Then deep into the second round, he kept the pressure on for a TKO finish. The win was the 30-year-old American’s fourth straight and third by finish – but his first post-fight bonus.

Performance of the Night: Nikita Krylov

Nikita Krylov (28-9 MMA, 9-7 UFC) needed just 67 seconds to put away three-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson (18-8 MMA, 10-8 UFC) with a knockout. The loss was Gustafsson’s fourth straight and sixth in eight fights, and also the fastest he’s ever been stopped in his lengthy career.

Performance of the Night: Molly McCann

Molly McCann (13-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) promised to blow the roof off The O2 in London the same as she did in March. She had some early struggles against Hannah Goldy (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC), but then landed a punch and a spinning back elbow that was the beginning of the end for her American opponent. McCann’s first-round TKO finish led to her third straight post-fight bonus.

Performance of the Night: Paddy Pimblett

Like his teammate Molly McCann, Paddy Pimblett (19-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) left a guarantee that he’d finish Jordan Leavitt (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and send The O2 into an eruption. He struggled on the canvas in the first round against Leavitt, but in the second found his groove and choked Leavitt out for his second straight post-fight bonus.

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