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UFC Fight Night 207: Two newcomers among $50k winners

Checking out the fights and performances that warranted an extra $50,000 at UFC Fight Night 207 in Las Vegas.

Fight of the Night:


Lucas Almeida made quite the impression during his UFC debut matchup against featherweight Michael Trizano.

It was a back-and-forth battle with Almeida throwing kicks in the first round, and Trizano striking back with a hook that sent the Brazilian stumbling. The two went to work in the second round, with the blood piling on to both fighters. 55 seconds into the final round the referee stopped the fight after Almeida continued to lay the punches onto Trizano.

Not a bad way to start your UFC career.

Performance of the Night:


In 15 professional wins, Karine Silva has a 100 percent finishing rate, and she kept that stat intact in style as secured just the second D'Arce choke submission in women's UFC history in the first round vs compatriot Poliana Botelho.

It's hard to imagine a more perfect debut for the Brazilian, who punched her ticket to the UFC on the last season of Dana White’s Contender Series.

"Happiness and pride fill me right now," she would say backstage. "I love this."

Performance of the Night:


Ode Osbourne took the old cliche that fighters don’t get paid for overtime to heart on his way to earning the sixth fastest knockout in UFC flyweight history. Need only one minute and one second to dispatch Zarrukh Adashev that began with a bomb of an overhand right that sent his opponent to the mat.

"We've been working that all camp," he said of the strategy. "Being patient, then sniping those hooks…it worked to out to a tee."

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