Vettori, Caceres, Rodrigues, Park Capture $50K – MMA Root

Vettori, Caceres, Rodrigues, Park Capture $50K

Marvin Vettori accepted the challenge to climb a weight class to fight Paulo Costa in UFC Fight Night 196 and paid dearly for “The Italian Dream”.

Vettori received a $ 50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for a unanimous decision to beat Costa in Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The race was originally scheduled to run at 185 pounds until Costa revealed he could not lift weights, so he switched to a 205 pound race. Vettori took the change at a brisk pace as he set a lightweight record with 190 major hits landing in the five lap case.

Elsewhere, Alex Caceres won a $ 50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for submitting the first round of Seung Woo Choi to a selected wing clipping. After a difficult opening round in which he was shaken by his right hand and an illegal knee, Caceres rebounded to submit Choi with a bare chuck at 3:31 in Round 2.

Finally, Gregory Rodrigues and Jun Young Park won awards in “Fight of the Night” and $ 50,000 each for their middleweight brawl on the preliminary card. Rodrεςguez collapsed from the brink of defeat in the second round, as he shook a bunch of punches from his enemy to push Park into the fence with his own attack before sealing the victory with an uppercut at 3:13 of the period. .