UFC on FOX 29 bonuses: Poirier, Gaethje get easiest 'Fight of Night' in history of ever

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, Alex Oliveira and Adam Wieczorek each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at today’s UFC on FOX 29 event.

Oliveira and Wieczorek earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Poirier and Gaethje earned “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.

Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) and Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) slugged it out for three rounds in their lightweight main event – which is exactly what the MMA world expected them to do. But quickly into the fourth round, Poirier stunned Gaethje and took him out 33 seconds into the frame. Gaethje had worked dozens of leg kicks throughout the first 15 minutes, but Poirier’s boxing was on point throughout.

In the welterweight co-main event, Oliveira (19-4-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) submitted former interim champion Carlos Condit (30-12 MMA, 7-8 UFC) with a guillotine choke midway through the second round. Condit won the first round on all three judges’ scorecards. But in the second, Oliveira bloodied him up in a big way, then took him out with the choke.

Wieczorek (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) made some history when he submitted Arjan Bhullar (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in the second round of their heavyweight fight when he became just the second fighter in UFC history to finish a fight with an omoplata.

UFC on FOX 29 took place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., near Phoenix. It aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 29, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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