Know more about UFC Fight Night 228, which took place on Saturday night at the UFC Apex Facility in Nevada including the main event winner, fight card results, bonus prize winners, and payouts of Vegas 79
Mateusz Gamrot emerged victorious at UFC Fight Night 228, but the outcome was far from what he had hoped for, as Rafael Fiziev suffered a gruesome leg injury during the second round. Tim Means and Andre Fialho both received Fight of the Night recognition for their intense welterweight showdown during the preliminary card.
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According to reports, Mateusz Gamrot will receive win bonus of $100,000 in addition to his confirmed purse of $400,000. Meanwhile, Rafael Fiziev will return home with guranteed purse of $350,000. Marina Rodriguez emerged as one of the four recipients of a bonus at UFC Vegas 79, securing an additional $50,000 for her dominant win against Michelle Waterson-Gomez on the main card that took place last Saturday. Her second-round stoppage of Waterson-Gomez not only earned her the Performance of the Night accolade but also marked a crucial victory, breaking her two-fight losing streak.
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Initially, the fight between these two top-tier lightweights was a fierce battle, filled with excitement. The turning point occurred when Fiziev unleashed a powerful kick with his right leg, which Gamrot skillfully blocked. However, Fiziev’s agony was evident as he crumpled to the canvas before he could set his foot down. Gamrot wasted no time in following him to the mat and landed some punches, prompting referee Herb Dean to swiftly halt the contest. Upon reviewing the footage, it became apparent that Fiziev’s left leg shifted or popped as he planted it to execute the kick, leading to the unfortunate injury that prematurely ended his evening. The official stoppage occurred at the 2:03 mark of the second round.
Prior to this injury, Gamrot and Fiziev delivered an exhilarating performance. In the opening round, they both had their moments, engaging in striking exchanges and grappling scrambles. The pace was intense right from the start, with Fiziev unleashing rapid, powerful strikes and kicks from a distance, while Gamrot managed to connect with some solid punches during their stand-up exchanges. It wasn’t until the second round that Gamrot successfully executed a takedown, but Fiziev promptly scrambled free and returned to his feet. Unfortunately, it was during this sequence that Fiziev set up the ill-fated kick that brought an unexpected end to the fight.
- Main Event Result: Mateusz Gamrot defeated Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
- Fight of the Night: Tim Means vs. André Fialho
- Performance of the Night: Marina Rodriguez and Charles Jourdain
|Main Card (ESPN+)|
|Lightweight||Mateusz Gamrot||Rafael Fiziev||TKO||2||2:03|
|Featherweight||Bryce Mitchell||Dan Ige||Decision||3||5:00|
|Women’s Strawweight||Marina Rodriguez||Michelle Waterson-Gomez||TKO||2||2:42|
|Welterweight||Bryan Battle||AJ Fletcher||Submission||2||4:32|
|Featherweight||Charles Jourdain||Ricardo Ramos||Submission||1||3:12|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Bantamweight||Miles Johns||Dan Argueta||Decision||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Tim Means||André Fialho||TKO||3||1:15|
|Middleweight||Cody Brundage||Jacob Malkoun||DQ||1||4:15|
|Heavyweight||Mohammed Usman||Jake Collier||Decision||3||5:00|
|Women’s Strawweight||Mizuki Inoue||Hannah Goldy||Decision||3||5:00|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Montserrat Rendon||Tamires Vidal||Decision||3||5:00|