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UFC Vegas 9 news: four “Performance of the Night” awards handed out.

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As we know, “Fight of the Night” is probably the most desirable award for UFC fighters. Although they were striving to get it, the UFC didn’t hand out this award for the second time in a month. Nevertheless, there were four fighters who won the “Performance of the Night” award. Andre Muniz, Ovince Saint Preux, Brian Kelleher, and Michael Pereira were the best. 

All of them were happy to get this award (as well as additional $50,000 checks), as it is usually given to top fighters only, but they admitted it would certainly be better to get “Fight of the Night”.

The best moments

There were lots of impressive moments, but Saint Preux certainly surprised people the most, giving an incredible left hook to Alonzo Menifield. This winning was the one he desperately needed, it put him back into the game after several recent losses. 

Speaking about other fighters who won the “Performance of the Night” award, all three of them flexed their submission skills. 

Another thing people will remember for a long time is an amazing adjustment made by Muniz. Kelleher’s performance was incredible as well, as it took him approximately forty seconds to defeat Ray Rodriguez. This is considered to be the quickest win of the tournament.


Usually, the “Fight of the Night” award is handed out at every tournament. Nevertheless, sometimes there are no fighters who deserve it. In any case, there are still other awards. UFC Vegas 6 (August, 8) had no “Fight of the Night” award as well.

In any case, Andre Muniz, Ovince Saint Preux, Brian Kelleher, and Michael Pereira surprised their fans with great results this time. 

What do you think about it? Were there some fighters who deserved the “Fight of the Night” bonus this time? Let us know in the comments.

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