UFC on ESPN 42 bonuses: A Fight of the Year contender is an obvious winner

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The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including Fight of the Night to a main event likely in Fight of the Year contention.

After UFC on ESPN 42, four fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for their performances in Orlando, Fla. Check out the winners below.

Performance of the Night: Sergei Pavlovich

Sergei Pavlovich def. Tai Tuivasa via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:54

At an event that featured nine finishes in 14 fights, Sergei Pavlovich (17-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) had by far the fastest finish – and the only one that came in the first round. Pavlovich took out Tai Tuivasa (15-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) with a knockout less than a minute into their heavyweight fight on the main card.

Performance of the Night: Roman Dolidze

Roman Dolidze def. Jack Hermansson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:06

Roman Dolidze (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) had a bit of a slow start against Jack Hermansson (23-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who looked every bit the favorite in the first round. But then Dolidze wrapped up Hermansson in the second, and after multiple submission attempts he got him in a rare calf slicer, then used that opportunity to pound his way to a win.

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