The UFC closed out its 2020 pay-per-view occasions with a battle card that suffered from a number of title bouts dropping off, however which delivered when it got here to motion come battle time.
There have been quite a few candidates for the UFC 256 efficiency bonuses, together with each the Combat of the Evening honors and the Efficiency of the Evening awards, for which fighters obtain a $50,000 bonus.
Efficiency of the Evening: Kevin Holland
Middleweight contender Kevin Holland continued raging by 2020 together with his fifth victory of the yr at UFC 256.
Preventing off of his again, Holland knocked out Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza lower than two minutes into their foremost card bout, incomes a Efficiency of the Evening bonus.
“(Holland) destroyed Jacare from his again. Very, very spectacular. I used to be blown away with him tonight,” UFC president Dana White mentioned on the post-fight press convention.
Kevin Holland drops punches on Jacare Souza at UFC 256
Efficiency of the Evening: Rafael Fiziev
Rafael Fiziev continued his successful methods together with his Efficiency of the Evening victory over Renato Moicano at UFC 256.
Fiziev knocked out Moicano inside the ultimate minute of the primary spherical of the preliminary bout.
Rafael Fiziev cracks Renato Moicano at UFC 256
Combat of the Evening: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brando Moreno
Mackenzie Dern and Virna Jandiroba regarded like they might be a lock for Combat of the Evening after their mid foremost card conflict, however headliners Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno “robbed the ladies” of that honor, mentioned White.
Figueiredo barely held on to his males’s UFC flyweight belt after his majority draw with Moreno, however he and Moreno every boosted their inventory with followers after their epic battle.
At first, Figueiredo appeared to easily stroll by Moreno’s punches and kicks, blasting him together with his brutal energy. One way or the other although, Moreno by no means crumbled to Figueiredo’s energy pictures after which even ramped up his personal output.
Ultimately, the judges scored it 47-46 for Figueiredo after which 47-47 and 47-47, maintaining the belt wrapped round Figueiredo’s waist. Regardless, it was shut sufficient that White believes they should run it again.
“You completely positively try this rematch.”
Deiveson Figeuiredo punches Brandon Moreno at UFC 256
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