Know more about UFC Fight Night 227, which took place on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada including the main event winner, fight card results, bonus prize winners, and payouts of Vegas 79
In her highly anticipated rematch with Valentina Shevchenko at UFC Fight Night 227, Alexa Grasso successfully defended her UFC flyweight title, although the outcome took an unexpected turn as the contest concluded in a split draw. Although no “Fight of the Night” accolades were awarded during the event, five fighters were recognized with Performance of the Night bonus worth $50,000 each for their outstanding performances.
UFC Fight Night 227 Vegas 79 payouts, salaries, purse, Alexa Grasso vs Valentina Shevchenko winner, fight card results, bonus prize money winner
She retains her title after a split draw with Valentina Shevchenko at #NocheUFC
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UFC Fight Night 227 purse details, total payouts, & salaries of all fighters
Valentina Shevchenko may feel disheartened following her unsuccessful bid to secure victory in the main event of UFC Fight Night 227. However, despite the split draw, she will still earn a substantial income of $500,000 from her fight purse, coupled with an additional $42,000 from sponsorship agreements. Alexa Grasso, on the other hand, is guaranteed a minimum total of $542,000, which includes her confirmed purse of $500,000. In the co-main event, Jack Della Maddalena emerged victorious and will take home a net payment of $385,000. This sum encompasses his $100,000 win bonus along with a confirmed purse of $275,000.
|Fighters||Purses||Win Bonus||Sponsorships||UFC Bonus|
|Jack Della Maddalena||$275,000||$100,000||$10,000||–|
|Raul Rosas Jr||$26,000||$26,000||$5,000||$50,000|
|Josefine Lindgren Knutsson||$12,000||$4,000||–|
UFC Fight Night 227 full fight card winner and results
Alexa Grasso retained her flyweight championship at Noche UFC, but the event was marred by controversy as her main event rematch with Valentina Shevchenko ended in a split draw. In this closely contested battle that unfolded over 25 intense minutes, the pivotal moment occurred in the fifth round when Grasso attempted a late rear-naked choke, only for Shevchenko to defend it successfully until the final bell. When the judges’ scores were revealed, Sal D’Amato scored the bout 48-47 in favor of Shevchenko, while Junichiro Kamijo had it 48-47 for Grasso. Mike Bell, the third official, scored the fight 47-47, resulting in the split draw. It was later disclosed that Bell had awarded a 10-8 score in the fifth round to Grasso, which accounted for the 47-47 scorecard.
Shevchenko, typically known for her composure, displayed clear signs of disappointment when the decision was announced. She believed she should have been celebrating her second UFC championship reign. Likewise, Grasso felt similarly about her performance in what turned out to be an extraordinary five-round battle. However, the experience was somewhat tainted by an enigmatic scorecard from one of the judges.
- Main Event Result: Alexa Grasso drew against Valentina Shevchenko (Split Draw)
- Fight of the Night: NA
- Performance of the Night: Charlie Campbell, Lupita Godinez, Daniel Zellhuber, Raúl Rosas Jr, and Roman Kopylov
|Main card (ESPN+)|
|Women’s Flyweight||Alexa Grasso||Valentina Shevchenko||Draw (48–47, 47–48, 47–47)||5||5:00|
|Welterweight||Jack Della Maddalena||Kevin Holland||Decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Raúl Rosas Jr.||Terrence Mitchell||TKO||1||0:54|
|Lightweight||Daniel Zellhuber||Christos Giagos||Submission||2||3:26|
|Featherweight||Kyle Nelson||Fernando Padilla||Decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Women’s Strawweight||Lupita Godinez||Elise Reed||Submission||2||3:37|
|Middleweight||Roman Kopylov||Josh Fremd||KO||2||4:44|
|Flyweight||Édgar Cháirez||Daniel Lacerda||No Contest||1||3:47|
|Women’s Flyweight||Tracy Cortez||Jasmine Jasudavicius||Decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Charlie Campbell||Alex Reyes||TKO||1||3:38|
|Women’s Strawweight||Josefine Lindgren Knutsson||Marnic Mann||Decision (30–24, 30–25, 30–27)||3||5:00|