UFC Fight Night 105 bonus report
Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne, Paul Felder and Thiago “Marreta” Santos each earned $50,000 bonuses following their standout performances at UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday. Lewis and Browne earned “Fight of the Night” honors, while Felder and Santos each took home “Performance of the Night” awards.
UFC Fight Night 105 was held Sunday, Feb. 19, from Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The event aired live on FS1, while early preliminary card fights streamed live online via UFC Fight Pass.
Top heavyweights Lewis and Browne clashed in an epic main event battle that saw “The Black Beast” take repeated leg and body kicks from Browne in the first round. A front kick to the liver area noticeably hurt Lewis as he winced and tried to cover the affected area. This caused Browne to target it even further. In round 2 a failed takedown attempt from Browne resulted in him getting mounted and punished and as he got back to his feet Lewis dropped him with a big right and followed up with more punches to shut out the lights. Lewis is now on a six-fight winning streak with five knockouts and has earned two fight-night bonuses during his UFC tenure.
Felder opened up the main card in a lightweight scrap with Alessandro Ricci. The fast-paced bout saw Felder stun Ricci early with a counter left hook and his repeated counterstrikes took their toll on the Muay Thai specialist. A step-in elbow from Felder right on the nose sent Ricci to the canvas covering his face and with his back to the cage. Felder followed up with punches and it was all over at the 4:44 mark of the opening frame resulting in Felder’s eighth career win via knockout. It also marks Felder’s third fight-night bonus in the UFC.
The most spectacular finish of the night award definitely went to “Marreta” Santos who opened up the televised portion of the prelims against Welsh middleweight Jack Marshman. Santos got dropped himself in the first round, but came out more cautiously in round 2 and perfectly timed a spinning wheel kick that knocked Marshman down where he finished him off at the 2:21 mark. The finish marks Santos’s ninth career win via knockout and his second “Performance of the Night” bonus in the octagon.