Following last night’s UFC Fight Night 138 event in Canada the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced.
Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the preliminary card fight between Nasrat Haqparast and Thibault Gouti in a hard-hitting battle that was waged over the full three rounds, before haqparast emerged with a unanimous decision victory.
Meanwhile, Anthony Smith claimed one of two ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonuses after an enjoyable main even scrap with Volkan Oezdemir.
The two traded heavy leather during the fight, and it seemed that Oezdemir was the one with the power advantage, but Smith hung in there, started to build a little momentum as the fight progressed and then was able to get his tiring opponent to the mat in the third round and sink in a rear-naked choke to claim his third victory in a row at 205lbs.
Earlier in the evening, Don Madge also scooped up a performance bonus in his UFC debut after he unleashed a big head kick early in the second round against Te Edwards that delivered an impressive knockout finish.