Donald Cerrone added one more UFC record to his resume on Saturday.
“Cowboy” doubled up on post-fight bonuses at UFC Brooklyn, the promotion’s first show of the ESPN era, earning himself an extra $100,000 for his second-round TKO win over Alexander Hernandez in the featured televised preliminary bout. This was Cerrone’s first lightweight bout since December 2015 and the move paid off for him as he snagged both a Performance of the Night award as well as the Fight of the Night award (with Hernandez also receiving a $50,000 bonus for his efforts).
Now one of only two UFC fighters ever to make at least 30 Octagon appearances (Jim Miller being the other), Cerrone also passed Nate Diaz and Joe Lauzon (both with 15) for the most UFC fight night bonuses at 16.
The other Performance of the Night bonus went to UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, who successfully defended his title against UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw in a main event superfight, which was broadcast on the ESPN+ streaming service.
Cejudo rocked Dillashaw early and never let up, eventually finishing Dillashaw with strikes at the 32-second mark of round one. This is the second consecutive performance bonus for Cejudo as he won a Fight of the Night award at UFC 227 last August when he took a split decision from Demetrious Johnson to claim the flyweight title.
The attendance at Barclays Center was 12,152 for a gate of $1,231,642.