UFC president Dana White announced the recipients of the performance-based fighter bonuses following Saturday’s UFC 274 during the event’s post-fight press conference. Brandon Royval, Matt Schnell, Michael Chandler, and Andre Fialho each banked an extra $50,000.
Fight Of The Night: Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell
A fight involving Brandon Royval is nearly always a barnburner, and his matchup against perennial top-10 contender Matt Schnell fell right in line with the rest for as long as it lasted. Schnell dropped Royval with a right hand early, but par for the course, Royval recovered and escaped a submission attempt to snatch up his own guillotine that ended the fight a little more than two minutes into the affair.
Schnell tapped, and Royval called for a fight with a title contender.
Performance Of The Night: Michael Chandler
The fight wasn’t without adversity for Chandler. Ferguson looked in his best form since his losing skid began, and he dropped “Iron” with a left hand. Chandler recovered and stemmed the momentum with a big-time double-leg takedown. Early in the second round, Chandler followed Ferguson as he circled and fired a front kick that looked like an NFL punter to Ferguson’s chin. It was the ninth front-kick knockout in UFC history and perhaps the most devastating.
Performance Of The Night: Andre Fialho
In his third fight of 2022, Andre Fialho produced a clean knockout over Cameran VanCamp in the first round of their fight.
After Fiahlo got stung early, he recovered to line up a check hook that caught the reckless VanCamp and folded him midway through the first round. Fialho immediately called for another fight this year – which would be his fourth – requesting a spot on the Singapore-located UFC 275.
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