UFC on ESPN+ 38 bonuses: Jimmy Crute’s thundering KO worth extra $50,000

Jimmy Crute, Jessica Andrade, Guram Kutateladze and Mateusz Gamrot each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 38 event.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event.

Performance of the Night: Jimmy Crute

Jimmy Crute (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) took out Modestas Bukauskas (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) with a blistering first-round knockout. Crute caught Bukauskas with a big punch that took him off his feet. On his way back up, Crute caught him again and sent him flailing to the fence. Two more heavy shots on the ground were all he needed for the finish at the 2:01 mark.

Performance of the Night: Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade (21-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC) moved up to flyweight and made it look easy against recent title challenger Katlyn Chookagian (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC). Andrade landed a body shot that had Chookagian yelling in pain. Instead of going after her head, she stayed on the body and put Chookagian on the canvas for a finish with five seconds left in the first.

Fight of the Night: Guram Kutateladze def. Mateusz Gamrot

Guram Kutateladze (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Mateusz Gamrot (17-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) went back and forth for 15 minutes in their lightweight fight to close out the preliminary card. It was a close fight, but Kutateladze took a split decision. In his post-fight interview, Kutateladze was adamant he shouldn’t have gotten his hand raised – but Gamrot should have, instead.

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