UFC on ESPN+ 30 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo’s title victory nets extra $50K

Deiveson Figueiredo’s performance at UFC on ESPN+ 30 was a tour de force, as he dominated his main event fight against Joseph Benavidez from wire to wire to claim the vacant UFC flyweight title.

So it should come as little surprise Figueiredo (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) also takes home one of the four post-fight performance bonuses Saturday night. Figueiredo’s technical submission of Benavidez at 4:48 of the opening round earned him a “Performance of the Night” bonus, which means he earns an extra $50,000 for his efforts. It was the second postfight bonus of his UFC career.

Also earning “Performance of the Night” honors was Ariane Lipski, who scored a memorable kneebar submission victory over Luna Carolina on the undercard. The 88-second win for Lipski (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) was her second in a row, and the “POTN” was her first postfight award.

“Fight of the Night” honors went to a lightweight main card bout between Rafael Fizievand Marc Diakese. Fiziev took the unanimous decision after an entertaining 15 minutes of action, but both go home $50K richer. Diakese (14-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) had his second career postfight bonus, while Fiziev (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) takes home his first.

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ufc-on-espn-30-bonuses-deiveson-figueiredos-title-victory-nets-extra-50k/

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