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UFC Vegas 23 bonuses: Mackenzie Dern’s sharp submission earns extra $50K – MMA Root

Mackenzie Dern’s submission game is money. Literally.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace has earned his third UFC performance bonus in his last four appearances on Saturday, having surgically injured returning Nina Nunez in the first round. Dern earned an additional $ 50,000 for his efforts, along with fellow performance award winners Mateusz Hamroth and Battle of the Night winners Julian Marquez and Sam Alvi.

Hamroth, the 145 and 155 pound champion in the Polish KSW promotion, took his first UFC win and first UFC finish in his bout against Scott Holtzman in the lightweight division. In the second round, Hamroth hit Holtzman right on the chin with his right hand, which led to the finish line. Hamroth also won the Fight of the Night bonus, losing to Guram Kutateladze when he made his UFC debut last October.

This is the second Fight of the Night award for Marquez and only the first for Alvi, a veteran of 21 UFC bouts. Márquez put pressure on Alvi from the first bell, and while Alvi demonstrated his playing performance, answering throughout the competition, he eventually succumbed to a flurry of punches and eventually passed out in the second round.

Marquez has won three of his first four UFC fights to date, receiving post-fight bonuses on each of his victories.

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