UFC 274: Chandler, Fialho Earn Performance of the Night Bonuses

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Michael Chandler, UFC 274PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 07: Michael Chandler warms up anterior to his combat during the UFC 274 lawsuit astatine Footprint Center connected May 07, 2022 successful Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

There was small astonishment erstwhile Dana White announced Michael Chandler arsenic 1 of 2 Performance of the Night bonus winners astatine UFC 274.

Chandler’s showdown with Tony Ferguson had been hotly anticipated ever since it had been announced. And the combat lived up to expectations for arsenic agelong arsenic it lasted. Ferguson started strong, hurting the erstwhile Bellator champ, and looking similar the “El Cucuy” of old. Then, aboriginal successful the second, Chandler unleashed a beforehand footwear that had capable unit to seemingly rearrange Ferguson’s facial features.

The footwear felt much akin to a lasting shot footwear than thing else. Ferguson face-planted, Chandler had the walk-off KO, and 1 of 2 $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses. The different went to Andrei Filaho, who scored his 2nd triumph successful the UFC successful 3 fights this twelvemonth — and besides booked his adjacent fight.

Fialho smoked promotional newcomer Cameron VanCamp connected the preliminary card, successful a precocious summation to the Phoenix-based event. Afterwards, helium convinced Dana White to adhd him to UFC 275 successful Singapore connected June 11.

Fight of the Night astatine UFC 274 went to flyweights Brandon Royval and Matt Schnell. The past-paced matter saw plentifulness of scrambles and transitions connected the ground, earlier Royval locked up a guillotine choke.

All 4 bonus-winning fighters gain $50,000 for their efforts. Attendance astatine the Footprint Center successful Phoenix, AZ was 17,232 for a gross of $6.13 million.