After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Takanori Gomi (pictured), Isaac Vallie-Flagg, Joseph Benavidez and Chris Beal each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira.”
Gomi and Vallie-Flagg took home “Fight of the Night” for their back-and-forth 15-minute shootout. Gomi rallied to post a unanimous decision victory.
Benavidez’s guillotine choke on Tim Elliott was good enough to take one of the “Performance of the Night” checks. Beal’s perfectly placed flying knee KO on Patrick Williams was the other “Performance of the Night.”
White had plenty of options to choose from tonight, so he said he’ll be “writing more checks” to other fighters. So, don’t feel bad if you weren’t included on this list.
UFC 172 took place inside Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
Fight of the Night:
Takanori Gomi and Isaac Vallie-Flagg($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Joseph Benavidez and Chris Beal ($50,000/each)