UFC Nashville bonuses: Anthony Pettis rewarded for early Knockout of the 12 months candidate

UFC Nashville was all about “Showtime”.

Anthony Pettis, competing at 170 kilos within the UFC for the primary time, added to his spectacular assortment of $50,000 post-fight bonuses with a “Superman hook” knockout of Stephen Thompson in Saturday’s most important occasion, a end that’s certain to finish up on each “Knockout of the 12 months” checklist when 2019 involves a detailed.

It was the primary time ever that Thompson had been put away inside the space and Pettis can now declare finishes over “Wonderboy”, Gilbert Melendez, Benson Henderson, and Donald Cerrone, amongst others. This Efficiency of the Evening award marks the eighth combat evening bonus of Pettis’s 7 1/2-year UFC profession.

The opposite Efficiency of the Evening bonus went to Canada’s Randa Markos, who picked up her first end in 11 journeys to the Octagon. She submitted Angela Hill with a first-round armbar, incomes her first bonus since successful Struggle of the Evening in her UFC debut towards Jessica Penne at The Final Fighter 20 Finale.

Saturday’s Struggle of the Evening went to first-time bonus recipients Bryce Mitchell and Bobby Moffett. The 2 featherweights engaged in a back-and-forth three-round battle that Mitchell went on to win by unanimous determination.

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