Alistair Overeem def. Augusto Sakai R5 0:26 via TKO (Elbows and Punches)
UFC Fight Night 176
Ovince St. Preux’s “Knockout of the Year” contender made him $50,000 richer on Saturday night.
St. Preux received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for a second-round finish of Alonzo Menifield in the UFC Fight Night 176 co-headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. A devastating counter left hook from “OSP” brought a close to the contest at the 4:07 mark of Round 2.
Elsewhere, Michel Pereira garnered a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for a submission of Zelim Imadaev in a featured welterweight clash. After battering his foe with a variety of strikes for the majority of the contest, Pereira secured a rear-naked choke at the 4:39 mark of the third frame.
Andre Muniz captured a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for a beautifully executed submission of Bartosz Fabinski at middleweight. Muniz countered a Fabinski clinch with a guillotine attempt before transitioning from a triangle to an armbar to earn a tapout 2:42 into Round 1.
Finally, Brian Kelleher took home the card’s fourth $50,000 “Performance of the Night” by making short work of short-notice foe Ray Rodriguez in a featherweight encounter. “Boom” earned his third win of 2020 thanks to a guillotine choke just 39 seconds into the opening stanza.