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UFC Vegas 76: Sean Strickland Shines with Performance of the Night Finish

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In a night filled with memorable fights and impressive performances, Sean Strickland emerged as one of the standout stars at UFC Vegas 76. The 32-year-old middleweight delivered a masterful performance, earning his first UFC finish since 2020 and securing an extra paycheck in the process.

Strickland’s dominant showing against Abus Magomedov in the main event caught the attention of UFC officials, who awarded him the Performance of the Night honors. His relentless attack and second-round TKO victory showcased his skills and earned him a well-deserved $50,000 bonus. This was a significant milestone for Strickland, as it marked his first post-fight bonus in the UFC since his impressive finish of Brendan Allen seven fights ago at UFC Vegas 14.

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Joining Strickland in the bonus winners’ circle was UFC newcomer Nursulton Ruziboev. The talented fighter wasted no time in his debut, needing only 77 seconds to knock out Brunno Ferreira in the main card opener. Ruziboev’s explosive performance earned him the other Performance of the Night bonus and an additional $50,000 in his pocket.

The Fight of the Night honors went to lightweights Elves Brener and Guram Kutateladze, who engaged in a thrilling battle on the preliminary card. Despite facing early adversity, a determined and bloodied Brenner stormed back to secure a third-round TKO victory over Kutateladze, defying the odds as a heavy underdog. Their back-and-forth encounter captivated the audience and earned them both recognition and a $50,000 bonus.

As always, the UFC bonuses remained consistent at $50,000, rewarding fighters for their exceptional performances inside the Octagon. UFC Vegas 76 took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1, providing fans with an unforgettable night of action and showcasing the talent and resilience of the fighters.


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