Raking in some extra cash at UFC Vegas 72 wasn’t exclusive to Song Yadong, who put up an exceptional performance to seize the Performance of the Night award, earning him a staggering $50,000. The fifth-round technical outclassing of Ricky Simon in the main event on Saturday night in Las Vegas had the MMA Mania buzz with excitement, having reported the bonuses first.
Caio Borralho, Rodolfo Vieira, and Marcus McGhee also had their moment of glory, having secured performance honors at the UFC Apex. Co-maining the event, Borralho dominated with a second-round submission win to mark his fourth consecutive victory, while Vieira’s come-back victory against Cody Brundage on the main card was undoubtedly impressive.
McGhee, who was called up on short-notice, was quick to make an impression, securing a submission win over Journey Newson in the second round of their prelim fight, making it one not to miss.