UFC Fight Night 108 Bonuses: Swanson, Lobov, Perry, Moreno Garner $50K Checks

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 22, 2017


It might not have been the most well received main event when it was announced, but Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov put on a show when the lights were on.

Swanson and Lobov received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their five-round featherweight battle in the UFC Fight Night 108 headliner in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday night. Lobov, a big underdog heading into the bout, withstood a barrage of punishment over the course of 25 minutes and may have even gotten the better of Swanson in the opening stanza. Ultimately, it was Swanson’s multi-faceted offensive arsenal that prevailed, as the Jackson-Wink MMA representative captured a unanimous verdict.

Meanwhile, Mike Perry authored a “Knockout of the Year” candidate and earned himself a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus in the process for his finish of Jake Ellenberger in a welterweight bout. Early in the second stanza, “Platinum” dropped his foe with a left hook. Ellenberger quickly returned to his feet, but Perry delivered a brutal standing elbow in the clinch shortly thereafter that floored “The Juggernaut” for good at the 1:05 mark.

Finally, Brandon Moreno garnered the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check with a first-round submission of Dustin Ortiz in a preliminary flyweight tilt. Ortiz controlled much of the frame with takedowns and tieups, but Moreno turned the tide when he floored Ortiz with a head kick. From there, the Mexican prospect took his foe’s back and locked in a rear-naked choke to secure the tapout 4:06 into the first round.

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