Following “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale,” UFC president Dana White awarded Jessica Penne, (pictured), Randa Markos, Carla Esparza and Yancy Medeiros each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Friday night.!–more–>
Penne and Markos battled for 15 exciting minutes, which auspiciously resulted in a split decision victory for Penne. Nobody knows which fight judge Lester Griffin was watching when he scored the bout 29-28 for Markos.
Esparza not only became the inaugural UFC strawweight champion by beating Rose Namajunas, but she also took home one “Performance of the Night” check for her rear-naked submission.
Medeiros won the other “Performance of the Night” check for his slick guillotine choke on Joe Proctor.
TUF 20 Finale took place inside Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight of the Night:
Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Carla Esparza and Yancy Medeiros ($50,000/each)