The seasoned 32-year-old middleweight clinched the Performance of the Night accolades on Saturday, after giving Abus Magomedov a punishing second-round TKO during the UFC Vegas 76’s highlight bout. Strickland’s impressive performance led him to a $50,000 bonus reward – his first UFC post-bout bonus since he overcame Brendan Allen in a match seven fights prior at UFC Vegas 14.
UFC newcomer Nursulton Ruziboev was the recipient of the other Performance of the Night bonus. Ruziboev only needed 77 seconds to knock out Brunno Ferreira in the opening bout of the main card.
Lightweight fighters Elves Brener and Guram Kutateladze garnered Fight of the Night accolades for their electrifying preliminary card clash. Despite being a significant underdog, a bloodied Brenner managed to recover from early setbacks to deliver a third-round TKO against Kutateladze.
Per tradition, all bonuses amounted to $50,000.
UFC Vegas 76 unfolded on Saturday, July 1, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 76 Bonuses
What did Sean Strickland win at UFC Vegas 76?
Sean Strickland won the Performance of the Night bonus at UFC Vegas 76 for his second-round TKO victory over Abus Magomedov in the main event. He received an additional $50,000 for his impressive performance.
Who else received bonuses at UFC Vegas 76?
Nursulton Ruziboev, a UFC newcomer, also received a Performance of the Night bonus for his quick 77-second knockout of Brunno Ferreira in the main card opener. Additionally, lightweights Elves Brener and Guram Kutateladze earned the Fight of the Night honors for their thrilling battle on the preliminary card.
How much were the bonuses at UFC Vegas 76?
All the bonuses awarded at UFC Vegas 76 were $50,000 each, which is the standard amount typically given for exceptional performances in the UFC.
Where did UFC Vegas 76 take place?
UFC Vegas 76 took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
More about UFC Vegas 76 Bonuses
- UFC Vegas 76 Results: Sean Strickland cashes extra $50,000 for main event win
- UFC Vegas 76: Sean Strickland leads post-fight bonuses with Performance of the Night award
- Nursulton Ruziboev makes stunning UFC debut with 77-second knockout
- Elves Brener earns Fight of the Night honors at UFC Vegas 76
- UFC Vegas 76: Official Results