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UFC Mexico Bonuses: Brian Ortega Earns $50k, Main Event Snubbed

Brian Ortega's comeback win against Yair Rodriguez earned him the Performance of the Night bonus at UFC Mexico. #UFC #BrianOrtega

Brian Ortega made an impressive comeback with a win over Yair Rodriguez at UFC Mexico, earning him the Performance of the Night bonus. Despite early struggles, Ortega secured a submission victory with an arm triangle choke just 58 seconds into the third round. As a result, he will receive a $50,000 bonus for his performance.

Another recipient of the Performance of the Night bonus is Manuel Torres, who secured a rear naked choke submission over Chirs Duncan in the opening round. Torres will also take home an additional $50,000.

The Fight of the Night award went to the lightweight fight between Daniel Zellhuber and Francisco Prado, with 'Golden Boy' emerging as the unanimous decision winner after three rounds of intense action. Both fighters will receive a $50,000 bonus.

Despite a five-round slugfest, the headliners Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval did not qualify for performance bonuses. However, Royval is eager for another title shot following his win over Moreno. In a post-fight interview, he called out flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja for a rematch, expressing his determination to continue his success in the octagon.

Overall, UFC Mexico showcased impressive performances and fierce competition, leaving fans eager to see what the future holds for these talented fighters.

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