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UFC on ESPN 15 bonuses: Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz the obvious ‘Fight of the Night’

UFC on ESPN 15 bonuses: Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz the obvious ‘Fight of the Night’

Four opponents earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances Saturday at UFC on ESPN 15.

The UFC handed out a “Fight of the Evening” and two “Efficiency of the Evening” bonuses at UFC on ESPN 15, which took arena on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The major card aired on pay-per-conception following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Strive the winners below.

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They really did save the finest for final at UFC on ESPN 15, with Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz going at it for 25 minutes to make a call a winner. Within the terminate, Edgar earned a split choice in an exhilarating battle. Both males had their moments and did a amount of hurt to at least one but every other, however it unquestionably used to be Edgar who bought the nod from the judges with two 48-47 ratings to Munhoz incomes a 49-46 from one make a call.

Edgar joins Conor McGregor and Jared Cannonier because the finest opponents in UFC historical past to construct a battle evening bonus in three varied divisions.

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How also can Shana Dobson no longer salvage a bonus for her performance at UFC on ESPN 15? She scored unquestionably one of the excellent upsets in UFC historical past as a +800 underdog by defeating huge current Mariya Agapova, who came in as a -1400 current. It wasn’t good a victory, even though. It used to be a shapely attain as Dobson took advantage of a fading Agapova in Spherical 2 to snatch by TKO with strikes.

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UFC on ESPN 15 bought off to a crazy open with Trevin Jones rallying for a shapely snatch over extremely touted Timur Valiev in a battle between two guys making their promotional debuts. In Spherical 1, Jones used to be simply about performed after crumbling from a anxious kick to the physique, which led to Valiev pouncing and turning in a barrage of footage that simply about stopped the battle. But Jones survived, and in Spherical 2 he landed a anxious counter-staunch hook flush on the jaw, which dropped Valiev to the mat. Jones rushed in to acquire hammering Valiev except referee Chris Togni stepped in on the 1: 59 fee, producing what would possibly maybe per chance most seemingly’ve been the comeback of the year in the UFC.

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