So it almost goes without saying that UFC 213 main event took Fight of the Night honors.
Whittaker and Romero left it all on the cage at T-Mobile Arena, as Romero took the first two rounds before Whittaker gutted out the final three to earn a unanimous decision and win the interim UFC middleweight title. Both competitors will go home with well-earned $50,000 bonus checks.
There were likewise a pair of Performance of the Night bonuses. Rob Font looked sharp in his second-round submission victory over Douglas Silva de Andrade, while welterweight Chad Laprise put on an impressive show in his third-round TKO stoppage of Brian Camozzi. Both fighters will likewise take home $50K.
Announced attendance at T-Mobile Arena was 12,834 and the gate was $2.4 million.