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UFC Vegas 58 bonuses: Michael Johnson, Jamie Mullarkey earn $50k for ‘Fight of the Night’ war

UFC Fight Night: Johnson v Mullarkey Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC Vegas 58 last night (Sat., July 9, 2022) was a bit of an uneven event, but when it was on ... it was on. Particularly in the “Fight of the Night,” which was rightfully awarded to Jamie Mullarkey vs. Michael Johnson.

Johnson and Mullarkey went to war for three rounds with both men coming close to finishing the other. A comeback surge from Johnson in the third round had many feeling like “The Menace” was set to win, but Mullarkey had done enough in the first two rounds to lock in a decision.

Hopefully, the $50,000 bonus will help sooth Johnson’s disappointment over that.

As for performance bonuses, those went to Rafael Fiziev and Chase Sherman. Both men also pocket $50,000 each.

Fiziev managed to finish the ultra-durable Rafael dos Anjos in UFC Vegas 58’s main event. It took him until the fifth round to do it, but a flying knee attempt got him in close and then a big left hook caught dos Anjos clean on the jaw, dropping the 37-year-old former Lightweight champion (watch that highlight here).

Further down the card, Chase Sherman gutted through two tough rounds against a very game and dangerous Jared Vanderaa. Three minutes into the third round, Sherman dug deep and surged forward, pushing Vanderaa across the Octagon with strikes until he hit the cage. Vanderaa took so many unanswered blows he was forced to cover up and fall to the mat (watch the finish here).

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 58: “dos Anjos vs. Fiziev” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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