UFC Fight Night 187 Bonuses: Four Fighters Receive ‘Performance of the Night’ Checks

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 14, 2021


Ryan Spann, Dan Ige, Davey Grant and Matthew Semelsberger all received $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses for their work at UFC Fight Night 187.

Spann rebounded from a September loss to Johnny Walker in the evening’s co-main event, as he defeated Misha Cirkunov via technical knockout 1:11 into the first round of their light heavyweight bout. The former Legacy Fighting Alliance champ dropped Cirkunov with a right hand and continued the assault with a barrage of punches to force the stoppage shortly after the contest began.

Meanwhile, Ige needed just one punch to dispatch short-notice foe Gavin Tucker in a featured 145-pound affair. The Dana White’s Contender Series alum wiped his foe out with a straight right hand in just 22 seconds for his seventh win in his last eight appearances.

Earlier, Grant earned some extra cash for his second consecutive KO, a Round 2 stoppage of Jonathan Martinez at bantamweight. “The Ultimate Fighter 18” finalist ended Martinez’s night with a right hook to the body followed by a left hand to the head at the 3:03 mark of the frame.

Finally, Semelsberger got the evening started in explosive fashion with a 16-second knockout of Jason Witt in the opening preliminary bout at welterweight. Semelsberger countered a low kick from his adversary with a powerful straight right hand that sent Witt’s head bouncing off the canvas and instantly ended the fight.

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