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UFC 268 bonuses: Gaethje, Chandler earn FOTN honors for epic war

Kamaru Usman captured his fifth-straight title defense last night (Sat., Nov. 6, 2021) at UFC 268 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, when the UFC welterweight champion edged out Colby Covington in their long-awaited rematch via unanimous decision (highlights HERE).

In addition to the welterweight headliner, UFC 268 spit out some of the best action of the year. From the “Prelims” to the stacked PPV card, fight fans got a little bit of everything from UFC’s return to New York City. Check them out below and let us know your favorite:

  • Rose Namajunas retained her UFC women’s strawweight title by winning a close split decision over former champion Zhang Weili (watch it HERE)
  • Undefeated Irish sensation Ian Garry scored a massive knockout win in his Octagon debut with a first-round finish over Jordan Williams (highlights HERE)
  • Heavyweight journeyman Chris Barnett spoiled Gian Villante’s final UFC appearance with a wild spinning wheel kick TKO stoppage
  • Former GLORY double champ Alex Pereira, who is also known for being the only man to ever knockout Israel Adesanya, made a huge UFC debut with a second-round flying knee TKO over Andreas Michailidis
  • Nassourdine Imavov punched his ticket to the middleweight top 15 with a bloody TKO finish over contender Edmen Shahbazyan (see it HERE)
  • Middleweight newcomer Chris Curtis stunned the oddsmakers by upsetting the very powerful Phil Hawes with a first-round TKO finish
  • Bobby Green reminded the lightweight division just how good he is with a first-round TKO stoppage over former title challenger Al Iaquinta (watch HERE)
  • Lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler went toe-to-toe in an epic three-round war, which saw “Highlight” escape with the unanimous decision (highlights HERE)
  • Bantamweight contender Marlon Vera scored the biggest win of his MMA career with a blistering third-round front kick KO over former UFC champion Frankie Edgar

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 268 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler

Performance of the Night: Marlon Vera

Performance of the Night: Alex Pereira

Performance of the Night: Chris Barnett

Performance of the Night: Bobby Green

For complete UFC 268 results and coverage click here.

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