The friends and teammates each took home $50,000 checks for “Performance of the Night,” according to fight-night bonuses announced by the promotion after Saturday’s event at The O2.
McCann lit up the crowd with a first-round knockout of Hannah Goldy that was set up by a spinning back elbow, her second such finish using the flashy weapon. Pimblett, meanwhile, bounced back from a tough first round to submit Jordan Leavitt by rear-naked choke. It was his third straight UFC win.
Afterward, McCann and Pimblett celebrated outside the octagon. McCann even carried Pimblett on her back after his emotional post-fight plea in support of mental health. The teammates have been on fire as of late, each winning three post-fight bonuses in as many fights.
In other bonuses handed out, main card combatant Nikita Krylov picked up his first bonus with a first-round stoppage of three-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. And prelim combatant Jonathan Pearce also picked up his first bonus for a second-round TKO of Makwan Amirkhani; he has now won four straight fights.