When you command the biggest stage of your career and need just a minute and 22 seconds to take care of business, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going home with some bonus money.
That was the case for Santiago Ponzinibbio, who had his first career UFC main event on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 113. The American Top Team Fighter needed just 82 seconds to knock out Gunnar Nelson in Glasgow, Scotland.
That was enough to earn him a Performance of the Night bonus, too. Ponzinibbio took home an extra $50,000 for his efforts.
Also earning a bonus was Philadelphia’s Paul Felder, who accepted the challenge of Scotland’s Stevie Ray and took care of business on enemy territory. Felder used a huge knee to set up finishing elbows late in the first round of their lightweight fight. He took the evening’s other Performance of the Night bonus.
Fight of the Night came from a pair of undercard competitors who stole the show. Edinburgh’s Danny Henry, who was making his UFC debut, and Sweden’s Daniel Teymur threw down for 15 minutes before Henry took the unanimous decision in a lightweight bout.
The card drew an announced crowd of 10,589 to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena with a gate of $1.2M USD.