The UFC on ESPN+ 30 bonuses have been released.
On July 18, the UFC had its third stop on the “Fight Island” trip. UFC on ESPN+ 30 was held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The event’s preliminary action aired live on ESPN and ESPN+. The main card aired exclusively on ESPN+.
In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez collided for the vacant UFC flyweight championship. This was a brutal and one-sided thrashing in favor of Figueiredo. Benavidez was absolutely outgunned on the feet and was rocked several times before being choked out in the opening frame.
The co-headliner saw middleweights Jack Hermansson and Kelvin Gastelum go one-on-one. Hermansson surprised many by scoring a submission victory in the opening frame via heel hook.
Also featured on the main card was a 155-pound clash. Rafael Fiziev shared the Octagon with Marc Diakiese. In the end, it was Fiziev who defeated Diakiese via unanimous decision.
Figueiredo earned a $50,000 bonus for “Performance of the Night.” As mentioned, Figueiredo captured the UFC flyweight title by scoring a rear-naked choke finish over Benavidez. Also receiving a performance bonus was Ariane Lipski, who submitted Luana Carolina via kneebar in the opening frame. Fiziev and Diakiese received bonuses for “Fight of the Night.”
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