UFC Fight Night 115 Bonuses: Volkov, Struve, Taisumov, Magomedsharipov Earn $50K

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 2, 2017
The tallest fight of the night was also UFC Fight Night 115’s best.

Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their heavyweight battle in the UFC Fight Night 115 headliner in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Saturday. After suffering a gash under his eye from a Struve knee late in round one, Volkov picked up the pace and ultimately put his foe away with a volley of punches near the cage at the 3:30 mark of the third period.

Elsewhere, Mairbek Taisumov was an easy choice for a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus thanks to his first-round knockout of Felipe Silva in a preliminary lightweight encounter. Early in the frame, Silva attempted to walk his foe down, but after he missed with a right hand, Taisumov connected with a clean counter right. Silva immediately fell face first to the canvas, giving Taisumov the emphatic triumph 84 seconds after the bout began.

Finally, newcomer Zibat Magomedsharipov captured the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for a second-round submission victory against Mike Santiago at featherweight. Magomedsharipov utilized created striking early before grounding his opponent and securing a rear-naked choke 4:22 into the second frame.


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