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UFC 237 bonuses: Jessica Andrade nets a pair after championship win

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MMA: UFC 237- Namajunas vs Andrade
Jessica Andrade
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t the greatest night for Brazilians fighting at UFC 237 in Rio — or at least not until the end.

After former champions Anderson Silva and Jose Aldo fell on the main card against Jared Cannonier and Alexander Volkanovski respectively, it looked as though Jessica Andrade was well on her way to following suit. Yet when she scored a dramatic second-round slam knockout of Rose Namajunas, her fortunes changed in a hurry.

And so did her pocket book.

Andrade was awarded two different bonuses for her table-turning theatrics on Saturday night, one for Performance of the Night, and one for Fight of the Night honors. She received the standard $50,000 for each.

Meanwhile Namajunas took home the other half of the FOTN bonus, and Warlley Alves — who scored a third-round KO of Sergio Moraes during the preliminaries — received the other POTN.

The event, which was held at Rio de Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena, had an announced live gate of 15,193 paid through the door.