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UFC Vegas 72 bonuses: Marcus McGhee’s debut submission leads $50K winners

MMA: APR 29 UFC Fight Night Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Featherweight contender Song Yadong captured a brutal TKO finish to defeat Ricky Simon in their main event earlier tonight (Sat., April 29, 2023) at UFC Vegas 72 live on ESPN2/ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. In co-main event action, rising middleweight contender Caio Borralho stopped former light heavyweight Michal Oleksiejczuk via second-round submission (watch HERE).

In addition to the marquee matchups, UFC Vegas 72 produced a slew of memorable wars, knockouts, and submissions. Check them out below and let us know your favorite:

  • Irina Alekseeva, better known as “Russian Ronda,” shook off a failed weight cut to score a nasty kneebar submission over Stephanie Egger (HIGHLIGHTS)
  • Cody Durden and Charles Johnson went toe-to-toe in a flyweight scrap that saw Durden land 11 total takedowns to get the win
  • Former LFA fighter, Marcus McGhee, stepped up on just three days notice to stop Journey Newson with a second-round submission (HIGHLIGHTS)
  • Middleweight grappling specialist, Rodolfo Vieira, returned to the UFC win column with a second-round submission finish over Cody Brundage

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 72 post-fight bonus winners below:

Performance of the Night: Song Yadong

Performance of the Night: Caio Borralho

Performance of the Night: Rodolfo Vieira

Performance of the Night: Marcus McGhee

For complete UFC Vegas 72 results, coverage, and highlights click HERE.

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