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UFC Vegas 36 bonuses: Paddy Pimblett banks $50K for insane Octagon debut

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UFC Fight Night: Brunson v Till Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Derek Brunson delivered the goods earlier today (Sat., Sept. 4, 2021) at UFC Vegas 36 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the middleweight veteran took care of Darren Till with a third-round submission finish (highlights HERE).

In addition to the middleweight main event, a series of main card and “Prelims” matchups turned in memorable action throughout. Check them out below and let us know which one was your favorite:

  • Touted prospect Paddy Pimblett made good on his Octagon debut with a memorable TKO stoppage over Luigi Vendramini
  • Heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall pushed his UFC record to 4-0 after dismantling Sergey Spivak via first-round TKO (see it HERE)
  • Modestas Bukauskas saw his night end early when Khalil Rountree launched a vicious oblique kick that resulted with a hyperextended knee
  • Featherweight veteran Julian Erosa notched another short-notice victory when he upset Canadian prospect Charles Jourdain with a beautiful third-round submission (highlights HERE)
  • Women’s flyweight contenders Molly McCann and Ji Yeon Kim went toe-to-toe in a wild “Prelims” headliner that saw “Meatball” come out on top for her first win since 2019

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 36 bonus winners below:

  • Fight of the Night: Molly McCann vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Performance of the Night: Tom Aspinall
  • Performance of the Night: Paddy Pimblett

For complete UFC Vegas 36 results and coverage click here.