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Official UFC on ESPN 8 bonuses: Song, Vera earn FOTN for featherweight slugfest

The final event of UFC’s three-card week went down in epic fashion last night (Sat., May 16, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 8 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., as Alistair Overeem withstood Walt Harris’ best to earn a second-round TKO finish. The man event highlights can be seen HERE.

In addition to Overeem’s eighth Octagon finish, former women’s strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha narrowly defeated surging veteran Angela Hill in the co-main event, and featherweight contender Dan Ige spoiled former lightweight Edson Barboza’s 145-pound debut in an epic exchange of striking and chins.

Fight fans also got to see welterweight newcomer Miguel Baeza earn a vicious knockout finish over returning veteran Matt Brown, Song Yadong edge out Marlon Vera in a clash of featherweight brawlers, and women’s veteran Cortney Casey move back up to flyweight to finish Mara Romero Borella via first-round armbar.

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 on ESPN 8 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera

Performance of the Night: Miguel Baeza

Performance of the Night: Cortney Casey

For complete UFC on ESPN 8 results and coverage click here.

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