Six Fighters Receive Post-Fight Bonuses at UFC 303

June 30, 2024
Alex Pereira’s bonus request was granted — and deservedly so.

The reigning light heavyweight champion received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for his second-round technical knockout of Jiri Prochazka in the UFC 303 headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. “Poatan” dropped his foe with a head kick early in Round 2 and then sealed his triumph with follow-up punches 13 seconds into the frame.

Pereira was one of four “Performance of the Night” winners from UFC 303. In addition to the Brazilian champion, Macy Chiasson, Joe Pyfer and Payton Talbott all received $50,000 awards for their work in the Octagon.

Chiasson ended Mayra Bueno Silva’s night by gashing her with an elbow from top position, forcing a doctor stoppage at the 1:58 mark of Round 2 in the bantamweight pairing. Pyfer, meanwhile, rebounded from his first career defeat to score a knockout of Marc-Andre Barriault 85 seconds into the opening stanza of their middleweight showdown. Finally, Talbott needed just 19 seconds — the second-fastest finish in UFC bantamweight history — to put away Yanis Ghemmouri in their preliminary matchup.

Elsewhere, Andre Fili and Cub Swanson received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their preliminary featherweight scrap. In a back-and-forth contest, Fili’s ability to blend striking and grappling proved to be just enough to earn a split-decision nod.


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