The last UFC pay-per-view of the year 2021 is in the books now. UFC 269 featured an upset of the year fight featuring Nunes and Pena, Oliveira proving his haters wrong, Sean O’Malley’s continuance of KOs, and many more highlights.
With such power-packed performances, it was indeed going to be a successful event for the promotion. So, let’s run the numbers for the event. The gate for UFC 269 was the biggest non-Conor event with a gate of $8 million, said Dana White. In addition to that, the attendance at T-Mobile Arena was 18,471.
UFC 269 Fight of the Night: Cruz vs Munhoz
The prelims Co-main event grabbed the fight of the Night award as Dominick Cruz bounced back to defeat from an early knockdown to win against Pedro Munhoz. His unique footwork with outstanding upper body movement was quite a bliss moment for the fight fans to watch.
Performance bonuses at UFC 269:
Charles Oliveira for defeating Dustin via a rear-naked choke:
Oliveira made Dustin submit to a deadly rear-naked choke in the third round after going through a deadly first round against Poirier. Such a comeback certainly deserved a Performance of the Night bonus. Moreover, he proved many wrong by defeating the former interim lightweight champion.
Julianna Pena pulls off the biggest upset in MMA History:
Pena broke Nunes’ 12 fight win streak over a period of eight long years by defeating her. So, for giving the fight world what might be called the upset of the decade she got a bonus.
Sean O’Malley delivers yet another highlight-reel at UFC 269:
He continued to win yet another fight to better his records to 15-1 by giving Raulian Paiva a first-round knockout. For which he got rewarded with a +$50,000 cheque as the performance of the night. This was O’Malley‘s 4th Performance of the Night in his last six fights.
Tai Tuivasa demolishes Sakai with a deadly right hand:
This was Tai Tuivasa‘s second consecutive Performance of the Night after finishing Greg Hardy at UFC 264 in a magnificent first-round KO. This time Augusto Sakai was the victim of his deadly combination strikes. Sakai fell numb in the canvas after Tai landed a bunch of punches until a right hand landed clean on Sakai’s jaw.
Kai Kara-France Proves haters wrong by registering a first-round TKO at UFC 269:
Kai Kara-France defeated Cody Garbrandt with a brutal first-round stoppage. This was Cody’s 5th loss in his last 6 fights. However, Kai had the right on that $50k bonus cheque for demolishing a former bantamweight champion in the first round.
Bruno Silva progresses with a seven-fight win streak:
Bruno Silva TKOed Jordan Wright in the first round to get a $50,000 bonus over his salary at UFC 269. This was his second consecutive Performance bonus. He got the bonus last time for defeating Andrew Sanchez in his last fight via a third-round TKO.
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