If all the hype that preceded UFC Fight Night 46 got to Irish star Conor McGregor, he certainly didn't show it. McGregor's performance against Brazilian Diego Brandao at the O2 Arena in Dublin was not only cool and methodical, but it was good enough for the UFC to award him a Performance of the Night bonus check for $50,000.
McGregor finished Brandao in the first round via TKO (strikes), as the decibel level shook to 111 inside the arena.
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Performance of the Night—No. 1: Donald Cerrone
Donald Cerrone winning Performance of the Night is no surprise. He turned it up late in the first round and had Miller in trouble, then he carried that momentum into the second. After landing a few solid body shots Miller's hands started to drop, and Cerrone capitalized with a head kick. He landed a few more shots on the ground and earned the finish at 3:31 of the second round.
This is Cerrone's fourth consecutive post-fight bonus, and in addition h more
Jessamyn Duke suffered a devastating defeat at UFC Fight Night 45 and also a pretty gruesome-looking injury.
The fighter posted an X-ray of the injury on her Instagram account. It's easy to see that it doesn't look like Duke will be stepping in the cage anytime soon. Despite the injury and the loss, Duke posted the image with a bit of humor.
"Prefight interview I said@lesliesmithmma had a brick head & could take a lot of punishment. Karma. #ufcfightnight45 #gunclub," wrote Duke.
Duke was coming more
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