UFC Rochester was one of the most exciting mixed martial events of 2019. The fans saw some astonishing finishes, great all around battles and masterful submissions. In the main event of the evening, the Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos defeated Kevin Lee in the fourth round of their bout, but the bonuses went in different directions.
The big winner from the night though is Michel Pereira who made his UFC debut this past Saturday. The 25-years-old Brazilian defeated Danny Roberts via 1st round KO (Flying Knee and Punch). Pereira made an extra $50 000 for his amazing win, but he wasn’t the only winner in the “Performance of the Night” column.
What a debut that was! 😱
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 19, 2019
The American Grant Dawson also received an additional $ 50 000 for his win over Michael Trizano. Dawson managed to get behind Trizano in the second round and submittd the “The Lone Wolf” via Rear-Naked Choke.
#UFCRochester Listening to Grant Dawson with his head trainer James Krause, you can see how eager a student he is and how much he looks up to his mentor. Those are promising traits for a young, up-and-coming fighter. pic.twitter.com/ptrPenkzOO
— Irrelevant 2 Sense 💙 (@MrROKinROK) May 19, 2019
“Fight of the Night” award went to bantamweights Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks. Ladd got the W via UD after a brutal war with former Ultimate Fighter standout Sijara Eubanks.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 19, 2019