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UFC Fight Night 205 bonuses: Historic submission gets Jessica Andrade an extra $50,000

Checking out the fights and performances that warranted an extra $50,000 at UFC Fight Night 205 in Las Vegas.
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Fight of the Night: Dwight Grant vs. Sergey Khandozhko

This was the sort of battle that could serve as the definition for the "Fight of the Night" bonus: a back-and-forth, razor-close battle that was either combatant's glory for the taking. From the opening bell, both Sergey Khandozhko (28-6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and his opponent, Dwight Grant (11-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC), came at each other with bad, bad intentions. Taking turns dropping each other under a sea of haymakers, the fight could have ended at any moment before it actually did in the second round, when Khandozhko scored his 12th career knockout victory in his first fight since 2019.

Performance of the Night: Jessica Andrade

It only took former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (23-9 MMA, 14-7 UFC)one round to prove why she’s still one of the best in whatever division she competes in. In the main event of UFC Fight Night 205, Andrade took on rising contender Amanda Lemos (11-2-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who was looking to make a name off the former champion. 

In the opening moments of the fight, Lemos was the one who was applying the pressure with kicks and striking. After slipping one of Lemos' punches, Andrade was able to secure a standing arm triangle. Lemos fought the submission for a few seconds against the cage but would ultimately tap out. The former champion couldn't have asked for a better return to the 115-pound division.

Performance Of The Night: Claudio Puelles

Claudio Puelles (12-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) just might have to change his nickname again. "The Prince of Peru" snatched his third submission win via kneebar (most in UFC history) in the biggest moment of his career. His co-main event showcase versus Clay Guida (37-22 MMA, 17-16 UFC) shows just how dangerous Puelles is to other lightweights and why he's someone you might not want to take down. Big things are up next for Puelles.

This story first published at UFC.com.

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