UFC 252 bonuses: Daniel Pineda’s big upset was worth an extra $50,000

Four fighters earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 252 event.

The UFC handed out a “Fight of the Night” and two “Performance of the Night” bonuses at UFC 252, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Check out the winners below:

Fight of the Night: Kai Kamaka vs. Tony Kelley

The opening fight on the prelims proved to be the best one of the night, at least in the eyes UFC president Dana White. Kai Kamaka III (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Tony Kelley (5-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Both fighters were making their UFC debuts. The fight was back and forth and razor close when it came to striking. Each fighter landed 114 significant strikes.

Performance of the Night: Virna Jandiroba

Virna Jandiroba (16-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) spoiled what Felice Herrig (14-9 MMA, 5-4 UFC) was hoping would be a successsful return after almost two years away. Jandiroba made things look easy against Herrig, who has plenty of experience on the canvas, and submitted her with an armbar at the 1:44 mark of their women’s strawweight fight on the prelims.

Performance of the Night: Daniel Pineda

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