UFC 268 Bonuses: Justin Gaethje Vs. Michael Chandler Ruthless War Awarded Fight Of The Night
Some of the UFC’s must-watch fighters walked away with extra cash.
In the main card of UFC 268, three blockbuster fights were held. Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje delivered violence, but no one expected that this fight would go on distance. It was awarded the Fight of the Night.
In the first round, Chandler almost finished Gaethje, but Gaethje managed to serve some serious damage to Chandler in the late minutes. Gaethje almost finished the fight with a massive uppercut in the second round, but Chandler still survived.
In the third round, they exchanged some bombs. Judges scored that fight 29-28 (twice) and 30-27 for Gaethje.
This one has 𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐂 written all over it 👏
🎥 Congrats to @Justin_Gaethje & @MikeChandlerMMA on one helluva performance.
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— UFC (@ufc) November 7, 2021
Both fighters were transferred to the hospital after the fight, and they could not attend the post-fight press conference.
Billy Quarantillo and Shane Burgos held an exhilarating fight too, but the card was stacked with, so they did not earn any bonuses.
Chris Barnett, Bobby Green, Alex Pereira and Marlon Vera all earned Performance of the Night bonuses.
Green finished Al Iaquinta in the first round.
Barnett showed some tremendous skills and earned a KO victory with a spinning wheel kick over Gian Villante.
Pereira earned another KO victory with a flying knee and extended his 100% finishing rate.
Vera served brutal front kick KO to former champion Frankie Edgar.
The headlining of the event was a welterweight clash between current champion Kamaru Usman and the No. 1 contender Colby Covington. This rematch was even closer than their first battle, but Usman still defended his throne.
In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas defended her belt against former champion Weili Zhang in their rematch.
In the first rounds, the Chinese fighter showed some amazing skills and proved that she is one of the division’s leaders; however, the last round was under the control of Namajunas for the whole five minutes.