UFC On ESPN 5 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC On ESPN 5 event the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced.

A preliminary card fight between Antonina Shevchenko and Lucie Pudilova earned ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors on this occasion after putting on an entertaining fight on the feet and particularly on the mat.

In the first round Shevchenko managed to catch Pudilova in an armbar, but she was able to escape, only to then be caught in a guillotine choke submission in the second round.

Meanwhile, Nasrat Haqparast earned a ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus after he engaged in a competitive fight with Joaquim Silva up until he connected with a thunderous overhand left in the second round that sent his opponent slamming backwards onto the mat, with follow-up punches sealing the knockout victory.

Earlier in the evening Matt Schnell secured his performance bonus after taking just 83 seconds to submit Jordan Espinosa with a triangle choke submission.

Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.