clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UFC Austin bonuses: Derrick Lewis’ rally earns Performance of the Night

New, comments
MMA: UFC Fight Night-Austin Lewis vs Tybura Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Lewis scored a memorable third-round knockout on Sunday night at UFC Austin.

And for his effort, the Texas resident will head home to Houston with an extra $50,000 to his name.

Lewis earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his victory over Marcin Tybura, as he won a fight he appeared to be losing before finishing things with his final flurry. That marked Lewis’ third straight postfight bonus and the fourth of his UFC career.

Welterweight Curtis Millender, meanwhile, earned a bonus in his first UFC fight. The Orange County native dropped veteran Thiago Alves with a second-round knee in their welterweight fight, earning him $50K and the evening’s other Performance of the Night award.

Fight of the Night went to a pair of upstart featherweights: Brandon Davis and Steven Peterson threw down for 15 minutes during their main card bout. Davis won, improving to 1-1 in the UFC, while Peterson dropped his UFC debut. But both fighters take home $50K bonuses for their efforts.

The card drew an announced attendance 10,502 at the Frank Erwin Center for a gate of $794,350.