Who won the UFC 276 performance bonus?
Who walked away with an additional $50,000 after what unfolded at UFC 276?
The UFC held its first International Fight Week in July for the first time in three years, and it proved to be a memorable and successful one for the MMA promotion.
UFC 276 saw 19,649 people sell out and fill the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, for a gate of just over $10,409,553.70. This marks the seventh-highest grossing event in UFC history.
The main card bout between Robbie Lawler and Bryan Barbarena was named Fight of the Night. Meanwhile, three fighters — Alex Pereira, Jalin Turner and Julija Stoliarenko — were granted a performance bonus.
All five fighters walked away with an extra $50,000 in their pockets.
Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barbarena named UFC 276 Fight of the Night; Alex Pereira, Jalin Turner and Julija Stoliarenko earn UFC 276 performance bonuses
Lawler and Barbarena put on a fun striking clinic in their fight. Lawler got off to a strong start, but Barbarena was undeterred in trying to not stop striking until Lawler dropped.
That finally happened during the second round, when Barbarena wobbled Lawler with an elbow and unleashed a flurry of strikes until the referee stepped in.
Sean Strickland made the mistake of standing and trading with Pereira, a former GLORY Kickboxing middleweight and light heavyweight champion. Pereira dropped Strickland with a hook and follow-up shots en route to earning his performance bonus after a first-round finish.
Turner only needed 45 seconds to earn his victory, locking up Brad Riddell in a quick guillotine choke for a submission win.
Stoliarenko also earned a sub-minute submission, going quickly from getting stunned to locking Jessica-Rose Clark in an armbar for the win.
UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier took place on Saturday, July 2, 2022, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who was on-site, for all your news and highlights.
Published at Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:55:18 +0000