Get used to seeing “The Great” on Cagepotato. Siyar Bahadurzada made UFC fans take notice with his impressive Knockout of the Night winning debut against the always game Paulo Thiago, pocketing a cool $50k for the quick performance. Get used to not only seeing more of The Great’s fights, but also us referring to him as The Great as often as possible. Bahadurzada is a long name to type.
On a card stacked with submission finishes, Submission of the Night was a highly competitive bonus that ended up going to John Maguire for his beautiful armbar over DaMarques Johnson. Johnson attempted to put away Maguire with a kimura, but as Johnson overcommitted, Maguire countered with the fight ending armbar. Maguire improves to 18-3, and has now won seven straight fights.
One final note, Fight of the Night honors went to Brad Pickett and Damacio Page for their back-and-forth tilt that kicked off the main card. Page succumbed to a second round rear-naked choke, marking his third straight loss under Zuffa. While Fight of the Night honors may save him from being cut from the UFC, six out of seven of Page’s career losses have come by submission. Page needs to stop being submitted if he wants to get back into the limelight at bantamweight. Meanwhile, Pickett has picked up his second Fight of the Night bonus in as many UFC bouts. His debut with the organization saw him lose to Renan Barao by first round rear-naked choke at UFC 138.
All bonuses were worth $50,000.