UFC London became a staggering success. Some new faces without a doubt owned the scene with their awesome finishings.
Every overall performance was so amazing that Dana White ended up pronouncing a $50,000 bonus to the nine finishing fighters of the night- Tom Aspinall, Arnold Allen, Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann, Ilia Topuria, Makwan Amirkhani, Sergei Pavlovich, Paul Craig, and Muhammad Mokaev.
Extra fight bonuses were given out on occasions earlier, from time to time including as much as 6. however, Dana in his latest announcement to the information said that there would not be a higher second than these days to announce the bonuses in view that this was the largest fight night in the records of UFC.
The performances and the fan power made the night memorable hence, each finisher of the night deserved a bonus.
Dana on Tom Aspinall’s victory at UFC London
Tom Aspinall being a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu left Dana impressed after Alexander Volkov submitted to him within the first round of their bout when Aspinall used an armbar. Dana said that Tom is the “actual deal”. Tom was no less when it came to striking too. He landed some pretty heavy hits that made Alexander bleed. This overall performance earned him a spot in the top 5 according to Dana.
Dana’s perspectives on Molly McCann’s knockout
Molly McCann’s (AKA Meatball) impressive spinning elbow left Luana Carolina knocked out bloodless on the mat. “Women normally don’t knock out other women like that and that was a vicious knockout” Dana said after the night. Fans already consider the finishing to be the “knockout of the year” however Dana says there’s more in store for the year. This is her first knockout in UFC records. She has effectively scored two victories in a row.
What does Dana have to say about Paddy Pimblett?
Dana revealed some pretty interesting pre-fight stats to the media after the fight. “Well I think that the best way I can explain it to you is I posted the staredowns for the heavyweights, you know, the main event and they did a 1,20,000 views. Paddy’s staredown did 1.3 million views on my Instagram”. Dana did not want to join the Paddy hype but later admitted that he was wrong. Paddy scored an impressive victory with a submission against Romero Vargas in the first round of the bout.