Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. We tell you who won, who didn’t, and why.
The Keybank Center in Buffalo, New York, was home to a crazy night of fights, with four (T)KOs, three submissions and six decisions, including two split-decisions and one majority decision. We also saw two fighters retire from the sport. Here’s our breakdown of the bonus-winning performances.
Performances of the Night: Gregor Gillespie and Charles Oliveira
It took Gregor Gillespie all of 21 seconds to land a beautiful left hook that turned out Andrew Holbrook’s lights. It was Gillespie’s first KO victory in the UFC, and the undefeated lightweight prospect put the division on notice with his performance. He leaves Buffalo with an extra $50,000 in his pocket thanks to his left hand.
Charles Oliviera came into his fight with Will Brooks as the underdog, but he made those odds look silly in short order. The second Oliviera got his hands on Ill Will, the fight was over. Oliviera shot a takedown, threw Brooks to the ground in the scramble and then sunk in a fight-ended rear naked choke. Brooks stood up, held on for a few seconds, and was forced to tap at 2:30 of the first round, earning “Do Bronx” a nice $50K bonus.
Fight of the Night: Shane Burgos vs. Charles Rosa
Shane Burgos and Charles Rosa put on an entertaining back-and-forth fight tonight, even if it was overshadowed by the crazy shenanigans in the co-main event, or perhaps by the retirement announcements of Patrick Cote and Anthony Johnson.
The two featherweights made the most of their FS1 prelim spot by trading punches, kicks, a low blow and even a flying knee near the end. It might not have been a fight of the year candidate, but it was a technical brawl, a show of skill and heart, which is exactly what you hope to see at this level. Both guys walk away $50,000 richer, and Shane Burgos also walked away with the third round KO victory that takes his professional MMA record to 9-0.