See who came away with an extra $50,000 in their pocket after their UFC 272 performances.
For fighters, winning is vital, but winning is much sweeter when UFC President Dana White gives them a bonus for their performance inside the cage.
The T-Mobile Arena was packed to capacity for UFC 272, raking in $6.76 million in gate receipts.
The UFC 272 main event between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal was chosen Fight of the Night by White at the event’s post-fight press conference, while Kevin Holland Maryna Moroz received Performance of the Night honors.
Each of the four fighters will receive an additional $50,000.
Announced Gate: $6.76M
Announced Attendance: 19,425
UFC 2022 PPVs:
UFC 271 Houston
Announced Gate $4.3M
Announced Attendance: 17,872
UFC 270 Anaheim
Announced Gate $5,290,213
Announced Attendance: 17,387
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) March 6, 2022
UFC 272 Fight of the Night goes to Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal, with performance bonuses going to Kevin Holland and Maryna Moroz
The Covington-Masvidal match is unquestionably deserving of such a distinction. While the two had a savage rivalry, the fight was a one-sided affair.
While Masvidal had his best shots in the second and fourth rounds, Covington largely used wrestling and submission attempts to wear Masvidal down as he strolled to an easy decision victory.
In the pay-per-view segment of the tournament, Holland faced Alex Oliveira. Holland tried to put pressure on Oliveira, but “Cowboy” fought back and came close to choking Holland before the horn sounded, signaling the conclusion of the first round.
Holland, on the other hand, rocked and dropped Oliveira early in the second round for a TKO victory.
In the meantime, Moroz dominated Mariya Agapova before securing an arm-triangle choke in the second round of their ESPN prelims match.
Following her victory, Moroz gave an impassioned speech, both because of their rivalry and because of the recent attacks on Ukraine, Moroz’s native country.