Julian Marquez and Sam Alvey gave the ABC audience an entertaining brawl on Saturday, and the middleweights are now $50,000 richer for their efforts.
Marquez and Alvey shared “Fight of the Night” honors for their featured clash at UFC on ABC 2 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Both combatants were swinging for the fences from the outset, but once Marquez hurt his adversary with a right hand and follow-up barrage, he was able to eventually render Alvey unconscious with a modified rear-naked choke at the 2:07 mark of Round 2.
Elsewhere, rising strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern garnered a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for a submission victory over the returning Nina Nunes. After punching her way into the clinch, Dern took Nunes down, passed to mount and framed an arm bar. Nunes defended as long as she could until Dern broke her grip, extended the arm and elicited the tapout 4:48 into the opening stanza.
Finally, former KSW champion Mateusz Gamrot earned the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus by virtue of a knockout victory against Scott Holtzman in a preliminary lightweight bout. Gamrot set the stage for his victory by dropping Holtzman to a knee with a one-two combination and from there, a series of right hands on the ground sealed his victory 1:22 into Round 2.
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