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UFC Vegas 26 bonuses: Gregor Gillespie earns extra $100k in Octagon return

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Marina Rodriguez delivered the goods in her main event bid last night (Sat., May 8, 2021) at UFC Vegas 26 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, earning a unanimous decision win over “Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson (highlights HERE).

In addition to the women’s flyweight headliner, a collection of ESPN main card and “Prelims” matchups produced memorable action. Check them out below and let us know you’re favorite:

  • Lightweight contender Gregor Gillespie made a huge return to the Octagon with a second-round TKO finish over Brazilian veteran Carlos Diego Ferreira (highlights HERE)
  • Donald Cerrone suffered another loss when welterweight veteran Alex Morono beat him down with a first-round TKO stoppage
  • Octagon newcomer Carlston Harris came up big in a “Prelims” bout with Christian Aguilera when he scored a first-round anaconda choke finish (see it HERE)
  • Middleweight prospect Phil Dawes outlasted Kyle Daukaus in a back-and-forth war to spark the ESPN main card

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 Vegas 26 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Gregor Gillespie vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Performance of the Night: Alex Morono

Performance of the Night: Calrston Harris

*Gillespie gets the entire $100K purse for FOTN due to Ferreira missing weight by 4.5 pounds

For complete UFC Vegas 26 results and coverage click here.