Kevin Holland, Alexander Hernandez, Adrian Yanez and Miles Johns each received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for their work at UFC Fight Night 181 on Saturday.
Holland overpowered Charlie Ontiveros in their featured middleweight showdown at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Early in Round 1, Holland secured a body lock and slammed the Fury Fighting Championship veteran to the canvas. The slam caused an apparent neck injury, which forced Ontiveros to verbally submit 2:39 into Round 1.
Hernandez earned his performance bonus on the strength of a first-round stoppage of Chris Gruetzemacher in a preliminary lightweight clash. The Factory X product had Gruetzemacher reeling early, as he dropped him with a left hook, and when his opponent returned to his feet, Hernandez teed off with a multi-punch combination for the TKO win at the 1:46 mark of Round 1.
Elsewhere, Dana White’s Contender Series alum Adrian Yanez took home some extra income for a quick finish of Victor Rodriguez in a bantamweight showdown on the prelims. A head kick 2:46 into the opening stanza put Rodriguez away and brought Yanez his first Octagon triumph.
Finally, Miles Johns garnered the evening’s final bonus as a result of his third-round knockout of the debuting Kevin Natividad in the card’s opening bout. After racking up a lead on the scorecards through two rounds, Johns left no doubt when he put his foe to sleep with an uppercut 2:51 into Round 3 of their bantamweight encounter.
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