John Lineker let his hands do the talking against Alptekin Ozkilic. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The lone flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller,” John Lineker versus Alptekin Ozkilic, earned both fighters an extra $50,000 for their battle during the main card on Fox Sports 1.
The 125-pounders shared “Fight of the Night” honors Wednesday at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., where Lineker picked up a third-round technical knockout victory. The bout teetered back and forth throughout, but with nine seconds remaining, the Brazilian used his “Hands of Stone” to take it out of the judges’ hands.
Donald Cerrone captured a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his second-round, head-kick knockout of Jim Miller in the UFC Fight Night headliner. The bout could have easily been ended a few minutes prior, when “Cowboy” landed what seemed to be a clean shot to the body of Miller that referee Dan Miragliotta deemed as a low blow.
Lucas Martins took home the second $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus following three hard-fought rounds against Alex White. Both men had their moments in the scrap, rocking each other with punches that could have ended the proceedings. In the end, “Mineiro” put an end to the fight, blasting White with a right hand and following up with a hammer fist for good measure.