Charles Oliveira’s submission of Hatsu Hioki was a thing of beauty. | Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira showed once again that he has one of the most dangerous ground games in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Macaco Gold Team standout took home a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his second-round modified Peruvian necktie of Hatsu Hioki at UFC Fight Night “Te Huna vs. Marquardt.” It marked Hioki’s first submission loss in 36 professional mixed martial arts bouts.
Nate Marquardt also picked up a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus with an impressive display of technique. The former Strikeforce welterweight champion made good on his return to the middleweight division with a first-round armbar of James Te Huna. The win snapped a three-fight losing streak for Marquardt.
Also claiming bonus money were Gian Villante and Sean O'Connell, who both grabbed $50,000 for their combined efforts in a bout named “Fight of the Night” by UFC brass. Villante was awarded the split decision following three hard-fought rounds.