Niko Price is one bad dude! pic.twitter.com/Q9b7YIR8Vw— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) July 15, 2018
There were a few impressive performances at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday night, but Niko Price’s victorious effort is the one most likely to stick in the memory banks.
Price garnered a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for his unique finish of Randy Brown in a main card welterweight tilt. As Brown was landing ground-and-pound early in the second round, Price attempted to roll for a kneebar. As a result, Brown’s chin came to rest in Price’s foot, allowing “The Hybrid” to pound his foe unconscious with five hammerfists from his back at the 1:09 mark.
Elsewhere, Chad Mendes made a triumphant return following a lengthy hiatus to capture the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus. After a slow start, the former featherweight title challenger floored opponent Myles Jury with a powerful left hook. From there, “Money” unloaded with ground-and-pound to earn the stoppage 2:52 into round one.
Finally, Raoni Barcelos and Kurt Holobaugh received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their preliminary featherweight scrap. Both fighters landed their share of offense, but it was Barcelos who put his stamp on the fight, rocking Holobaugh with a series of right hands to the head before putting his foe away with a vicious uppercut at the 1:29 mark of the third frame.