Back-to-back events for the UFC went down today (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) for a total of 22 fights.
The long day of fights ended in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where the entire undercard and both the main and co-main event avoided the judges. In the main event, Ryan Bader came into hostile territory and dominated Rogerio “Lil’ Nog” Nogueira, earning the TKO stoppage.
Thomas Almeida came back from his first loss and completely dominated Albert Morales in the co-main event, battering him for a vicious finish, moving his record to 21-1. The fight became extremely one-sided in the second round when Almeida hurt Morales on numerous occasions before swarming and eventually dropping him with a body shot. The dominant victory earned him a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus.
Three others also walked away with performance of the night bonuses. Cezar Ferreira, Gadzhimurad Antigulov, Pedro Munhoz all picked up submission victories Saturday night.
Ferreira had a dominant victory. In the first he more than held his own, peppering Jake Hermansson with left hands. Hermansson seemed content to exchange hands and continue to move forward. In the second round Ferreira decided to take the fight to the mat. Once they hit the ground Ferriera had a clear advantage, transitioning and locking in an arm triangle choke, picking up the submission win and an extra $50k.
Antigulov made quick work of Brazil’s Marcos Rogerios. It took the Russian grappler all of a minute to work the fight to the ground and sink in a guillotine choke to earn the stoppage.
Munhoz picked up the final performance bonus with a comeback victory. Justin Scoggins was piecing him up on the feet, but after Scoggins jumped in to lock on the guillotine choke and forcing Scoggins to tap.