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UFC Rio Rancho bonuses: Daniel Rodriguez leads $50K winners with debut submission

Things got weird last night (Sat., Feb. 15, 2020) at UFC Fight Night 167 live on ESPN+ from inside Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, but the action still delivered as light heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz cemented his UFC title shot with a first-round knockout finish over Corey Anderson in the main event. Blachowicz even called out current 205-pound champion Jon Jones who was sitting cageside (see it HERE).

In addition to the main event finish, fight fans got to witness two equally devastating illegal knees that resulted in disqualifications for Michel Pereira in his fight with Diego Sanchez and Rodrigo Vargas in his fight with Brok Weaver. Outside of that madness, veterans Jim Miller and Scott Holtzman fought in a classic 155-pound brawl, welterweight prospect Daniel Rodriguez shined in a submission win over Tim Means, and former UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson snapped a two-fight losing streak with a fast TKO finish over touted bantamweight prospect Nathaniel Wood.

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 Rio Rancho bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Scott Holtzman vs. Jim Miller

Performance of the Night: Jan Blachowicz

Performance of the Night: Daniel Rodriguez

For complete UFC Rio Rancho results and coverage click here.

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