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UFC Adelaide bonuses: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua ties record for light heavyweight fight night bonuses

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Adelaide-Rua vs Pedro
Shogun Rua (red gloves) celebrates his win on Saturday at UFC Adelaide
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Mauricio Rua now shares a UFC record with Jon Jones.

For his third-round TKO of Tyson Pedro in the co-main event of UFC Adelaide on Saturday, “Shogun” was awarded with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, the eighth post-fight bonus of his 11-year UFC career. That matches Jon Jones for the most UFC bonuses among light heavyweights.

The other Performance of the Night bonus went to recent Contender Series featherweight signee Sodiq Yusuff. The 25-year-old Nigerian native needed just over two minutes to record a blistering TKO of Suman Mokhtarian in what was Yusuff’s UFC debut.

Flyweights Kai Kara France and Elias Garcia won the Fight of the Night award for their fast-paced preliminary bout that Kara France won by unanimous decision.

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