After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Clay Guida (pictured), Tatsuya Kawajiri, Roy Nelson and Ramsey Nijem each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Friday night at “UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira.”
Although Guida took home a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Kawajiri, his 15-minute shootout with the Japanese legend was quite thrilling. The 145-pounders scored “Fight of the Night.”
Nelson’s walk-off KO of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the show’s featured attraction was good enough for one of the “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
Nijem’s first round TKO over Beneil Dariush earned him the other “Performance of the Night” check.
UFC Fight Night 39 took place inside DU Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Fight of the Night:
Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Roy Nelson and Ramsey Nijem ($50,000/each)