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UFC Vegas 28 bonuses: Ponzinibbio, Baeza earn ‘Fight of the Night’ honors

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UFC Fight Night: Ponzinibbio v Baeza Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Jairzinho Rozenstruik stole the show last night (Sat. June 5, 2021) at UFC Vegas 28 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Bigi Boy” toppled Augusto Sakai in the main event with a last-second TKO win in the first round (highlights HERE).

In addition to the heavyweight headliner, a collection of main card and “Prelims” fights produced memorable action throughout. Check them out below and let us know your favorite:

  • Surging women’s flyweight contender Manon Fiorot scored another brutal TKO finish with a second-round stoppage over UFC newcomer Tabatha Ricci
  • Welterweight contender Muslim Salikhov battled former lightweight Francisco Trinaldo in a grueling standup war, which saw “King of Kung Fu” capture the unanimous decision
  • Women’s flyweight veteran Montana De La Rosa stopped striker Ariane Lipski with a bloody TKO finish in Round 2 (highlights HERE)
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio finally earned his first win since Nov. 2018 when he outlasted rising contender Miguel Baeza in a gnarly three-round slugfest
  • Heavyweight veteran Marcin Tybura captured his fifth-straight win with a come-from-behind TKO win over Walt Harris

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 28 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Miguel Baeza

Performance of the Night: Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Performance of the Night: Marcin Tybura

For complete UFC Vegas 28 results and coverage click here.