UFC on ESPN+ 39 bonuses: Who won $50,000 on card with eight finishes?

The UFC handed out four $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 39 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. With eight finishes in 11 fights, the promotion went with four individual winners instead of a “Fight of the Night” bonus and two individual bonuses.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event. Check out the winners below.

Performance of the Night: Alexander Hernandez

Alexander Hernandez (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been a little up and down since a loss to Donald Cerrone 21 months ago. But Saturday, he was decidedly up when he tore through Chris Gruetzemacher (14-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) for a first-round knockout that took just 1:46 off the clock.

Performance of the Night: Kevin Holland

Kevin Holland (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) became the first UFC fighter to pick up four wins in a chaotic 2020 when he finished Charlie Ontiveros (11-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in the first round. Holland picked up Ontiveros for a slam near the fence, and just a couple seconds after Ontiveros hit the ground, he signaled to the ref he was done with a verbal submission with an injury. Ontiveros was taken out on a stretcher and went to the hospital as a precaution, but a UFC official told MMA Junkie he checked out OK. Holland won for the seventh time in eight fights – and started a cageside beef with middleweight champ Israel Adesanya after the win.

Performance of the Night: Miles Johns

Miles Johns (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) opened the card with a stunning one-punch knockout of Kevin Natividad (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Johns was cruising to a decision win. But then he drilled Natividad with a punch that took him off his feet in a truly awkward way.

Performance of the Night: Adrian Yanez

Adrian Yanez (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was having little to no problems with Victor Rodriguez (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in the striking department. With almost every punch, Yanez popped Rodriguez’s head back. When Rodriguez tried to circle to the right, Yanez caught him with a perfectly placed head kick that shut him down.

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