UFC 281 bonuses: Pereira stuns Adesanya, collects extra $50K

UFC 281 bonuses: Pereira stuns Adesanya, collects extra $50K

UFC 281 gave us all the issues we wanted from a pay-per-query tournament. The middleweight headliner used to be so intense, and the strawweight co-headliner used to be fascinating.

The preliminary allotment of the cardboard seen Carlos Ulberg acquire City Kickboxing its first private of the night with an supreme first-round KO of Nicolae Negumereanu. ‘Gloomy Jag’ refused to be goaded into an all-out brawl with Negumereanu, obliterating his lead leg with rapid kicks sooner than discovering a condominium for a left hook that sent his opponent to the canvas. Just a few extra punches on the ground adopted and it used to be over. Montel Jackson defeated Julio Arce by unanimous decision. ‘Quik’ controlled Arce in the clinch and refrained from most of his punches for the duration of three rounds.

Mike Trizano gave us a ‘Spherical of the 365 days’ against Choi Seung-Woo! Out of the total madness, we acquired a double knockdown (!) and one hell of a function, courtesy of a left hook (and educate-up punches) from Trizano. Broad private for the ‘Wolf,’ who completed his UFC contract on relatively a excessive cover. Karolina Kowalkiewicz extended her private creep to two, outworking Silvana Gómez Juárez for a unanimous decision. For some reason, there used to be relatively of controversy concerning the judges’ scorecards, as they had been apparently modified (?) sooner than Bruce Buffer be taught them. Nonetheless, the judges acquired it accurate, and Kowalkiewicz used to be declared the winner.

Absorbing on, Matt Frevola starched Ottman Azaitar in the foremost round of their wrestle. The ‘Steamrolla’ waited a year for the ‘Bulldozer,’ and as it grew to change into out, he used to be value the wait. Frevola linked with two short accurate arms sooner than he got here over the tip with a left hook, shedding Azaitar straight away.

Andre Petroski dominated Wellington Turman on the ground for his fourth consecutive private. The earlier Closing Fighter competitor suggested UFC coloration commentator Joe Rogan he used to be unhappy with his efficiency because he needed a function, but a private is a private. Petroski had two names in mind for his next appearance: Bo Nickal or Gerald Meerschaert. Erin Blanchfield grew to change into in a flawless efficiency against Molly McCann, getting the ‘Meatball’ to the ground and snatching up an arm for the foremost-round kimura. WOW! ‘Chilly-Blooded’ would possibly perhaps possibly additionally honest easy seek for herself in the tip ten of the division by next week. Ryan Spann slept Dominick Reyes in devastating vogue. A jab from ‘Superman’ used to be all he needed, and the ‘Dominator’ went out in 80 seconds. That used to be a scary KO! Renato Moicano returned to the private column with a first-round rear-bare choke of Brad Riddell. The Brazilian regarded huge on the toes, but he regarded even greater once the wrestle went to the ground. He secured the submission, and Riddell used to be forced to tap.

The principle allotment of the cardboard began with Dan Hooker staving off the leg lock attempts of Claudio Puelles and punishing his midsection with kicks for the second-round TKO. Web the ‘Hangman’ on UFC 284, please!

Chris Gutierrez sent Frankie Edgar into retirement with indubitably one of basically the most vicious flying knees you are going to ever seek for. That used to be the excellent private of his knowledgeable occupation so a ways. And as for the earlier UFC champion, revel in retirement and thank you for the recollections!

To the surprise of no person, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler delivered a ‘Fight of the Night’ candidate. The ‘Diamond’ damage Chandler, then ‘Iron damage Poirier. This. Became once. WILD! In the terminate, the earlier UFC intervening time gentle-weight champion grew to change into the tide and secured a third-round rear-bare choke.

Zhang Weili was a two-time champion after she submitted Carla Esparza. ‘Magnum’ compelled the ‘Cookie Monster’ early and used to be elated going to the ground along with her, which in a roundabout intention paid off for the contemporary UFC strawweight champion.

Alex Pereira used to be down on the judges’ scorecards and needed a function against Israel Adesanya — and he acquired one! After the ‘Closing Stylebender’ had his intention with ‘Po Atan’ for many of the wrestle till the fifth and closing round. The Brazilian caught Adesanya with a accurate hand and had him in a world of danger! From there, he swarmed the earlier UFC middleweight champion and referee Marc Goddard had no resolution but to step in and terminate it. AND NEW!

Efficiency of the Night: Alex Pereira and Zhang Weili

Fight of the Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler

Carlos Ulberg def. Nicolae Negumereanu by KO (punches) at 3: 44 of Spherical 1

Mike Trizano def. Choi Seung-Woo by TKO (punches) at 4: 51 of Spherical 1

Matt Frevola def. Ottman Azaitar by KO (punches) at 2: 30 of Spherical 1

Erin Blanchfield def. Molly McCann by submission (kimura) at 3: 27 of Spherical 1

Ryan Spann def. Dominick Reyes by KO (punches) at 1: 20 of Spherical 1

Dan Hooker def. Claudio Puelles by TKO (physique kick) at 4: 06 of Spherical 2

Chris Gutierrez def. Frankie Edgar by KO (flying knee ) at 2: 01 of Spherical 1

Dustin Poirier def. Michael Chandler by submission (rear-bare choke) at 2: 00 of Spherical 3

Zhang Weili def. Carla Esparza by submission (rear-bare choke) at 1: 05 of Spherical 2

Alex Pereira def. Israel Adesanya by TKO (punches) at 2: 01 of Spherical 5

Montel Jackson def. Julio Arce by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Silvana Gómez Juárez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Andre Petroski def. Wellington Turman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)