On an evening when 10 of the 11 bouts on the UFC Fight Night 198 card went the distance, the promotion handed out only three bonuses when all was said and done, rather than the traditional four.
Taila Santos received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for the most significant victory of her career to date, a first-round submission of Joanne Wood in a featured flyweight bout. In a dominanting performance, Santos dropped her adversary twice before transitioning to Wood’s back for a rear-naked choke tapout at the 4:49 mark of Round 1.
Elsewhere, Adrian Yanez and Davey Grant received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for an entertaining bantamweight scrap on the main draw. Yanez was impressive with clean punching combinations throughout the contest, but Grant did his best to make things interesting by slinging heavy leather and employing an active kicking game. Ultimately, it was Yanez who emerged with a split-decision from the cageside judges for his eighth consecutive victory.
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