Despite the main event between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens that ended in a 15-second eye poke, UFC Fight Night 159 still delivered plenty of action last night (Sat., Sept. 21, 2019) live on ESPN+ from inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City,
Not only did featherweight Steven Peterson score one of the prettiest and most vicious spinning backfist knockouts you will ever see, but Canadian fighter Kyle Nelson ended Mexican counterpart Marco Polo Reyes with a standing TKO finish, women’s strawweight veteran Angela Hill sliced up Octagon newcomer Ariane Carnelossi for a third-round doctor’s stoppage, light heavyweight submission guru Paul Craig struck again when he choked out Brazilian grappler Vinicius Moreira in the very first round, and former UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza outlasted hungry contender Alexa Grasso in a co-main event barn burner.
In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC Mexico City bonus winners below:
Fight of the Night: Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso
Performance of the Night: Steven Peterson
Performance of the Night: Paul Craig
For complete UFC Mexico City results and coverage click here.