Following “UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir,” UFC president Dana White awarded Frank Mir (pictured), Marion Reneau, Sam Alvey and Matt Dwyereach an additional $50,000 for their special showings on Sunday.
Instead of awarding anyone “Fight of the Night,” the promotion opted to go with four “Performance of the Night” checks instead.
Mir collected a much needed win by snapping his four-fight losing skid in emphatic fashion by knocking out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the show’s featured contest.
Reneau made quick work of Jessica Andrade by slapping on a triangle choke in the opening round of their tango.
Speaking of fast finishes, Alvey knocked out Cezar Ferreira in the opening period of their scrap.
Dwyer also KO’d William Macario in the first period to take the last “Performance of the Night” check.
UFC Fight Night 61 took place inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Performances of the Night:
Frank Mir, Marion Reneau, Sam Alvey and Matt Dwyer ($50,000/each)