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UFC 261 bonuses: Rose Namajunas leads $50K winners with head kick KO

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UFC 261: Zhang v Namajunas Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Kamaru Usman scored a massive main event finish last night (Sat., Apr. 24, 2021) at UFC 261 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., when the UFC welterweight champion put Jorge Masvidal down with a one-punch knockout (highlights HERE)

In addition to the welterweight headliner, a collection of main card and “Prelims” matchups produced memorable action from start to finish. Check them out below:

  • Women’s strawweight prospect Ariane Carnelossi sparked the “Prelims” undercard with an impressive TKO finish of Na Liang (see it HERE)
  • Danaa Batgerel showcased his bantamweight punching power with an impressive first-round TKO finish over Kevin Natividad
  • Rising middleweight contender Brendan Allen scored a slick heel hook finish over veteran striker Karl Roberson (highlights HERE)
  • Flyweight prospects Jeff Molina and Aoriqileng threw down in a wild “Prelims” bout that saw Molina land 189 significant strikes and capture the unanimous decision
  • Randy Brown earned a rare one-arm rear-naked choke finish in a wild welterweight clash with “Cowboy” Alex Oliveira
  • Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith earned a big TKO win over rising contender Jimmy Crute
  • Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a nasty broken leg in his 17-second fight with Uriah Hall (highlights HERE)
  • Valentina Shevchenko defended her UFC women’s strawweight title with a dominant TKO win over veteran fighter Jessica Andrade
  • Rose Namajunas captured her second UFC women’s strawweight title with a blistering head-kick KO over champion Zhang Weili (highlights HERE)

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 261 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Jeff Molina vs. Aoriqileng

Performance of the Night: Kamaru Usman

Performance of the Night: Rose Namajunas

For complete UFC 261 results and coverage click here.