UFC on FOX 25 bonuses: Brazilians hit it big

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Alex Oliveira, Junior Albini, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Lyman Good each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 25 event.

Dos Santos and Good earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Oliveira and Albini each won “Performance of the Night” honors.

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

UFC on FOX 25 took place Saturday at NYCB LIVE at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The card aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Brazilian welterweight Oliveira (18-3-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) spent most of the first round of his bout with Ryan LaFlare (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) flat on his back. That changed in the second, when Oliviera landed a perfect right hand as LaFlare looked for the takedown, leaving his opponent out cold.

Brazilian heavyweight Albini (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made a huge splash in his UFC debut, taking on veteran Timothy Johnson (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and shocking him with a first-round knockout and cashing an extra check in the process.

Meanwhile, Brazilian welterweight dos Santos (17-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) went toe-to-toe with Good (19-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the entirety of their preliminary bout, trading shots in the pocket for 15 minutes. In the end, dos Santos appeared the fresher man in the later stages of the contest and was rewarded with a split decision. Both men take home an extra $50,000 for their gutsy efforts.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 25, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC on FOX 25 results: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos decisions Lyman Good in entertaining affair

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Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Lyman Good threw down for 15 minutes, but dos Santos brought a few more weapons to bear and a little more energy to use them.

Although one judge dissented for Good (19-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Santos (17-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) picked up two scorecards to take home the split call in the entertaining affair.

The welterweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC on FOX 25 event at NYCB LIVE at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. It aired on FOX following additional prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ahead of a main card on FOX.

The final tallies were 30-27 twice for Santos and 29-28 for Good, who returned to the cage after a two-year layoff. That time away from the octagon didn’t show initially. But as the fight went into deep waters, Santos began to separate himself.

Good was on his heels early when Santos got a takedown and smothered him when he got back to his feet. Santos missed a follow-up takedown, but his leg kicks began to pay dividends, with one sweeping Good off his feet. Good repaid the favor with a takedown, and the two slugged it out to close the opening frame.

A constant jab kept Good in the fight as he walked down Santos in the second round. Santos abandoned the leg kicks that were previously successful and couldn’t get a takedown. But when the two exchanged, he landed a flying knee and right hand that wobbled Good at the close of the round.

Heavy clinch action in the final frame kept Good from unloading punches, and it may have sapped his energy reserves. Santos went back to his kicks and attacked the leg and head with spinning attacks, while Good seemed to lose the steam on his punches. The two rallied for one last exchange, and again, Good was on the losing end of it as Santos nailed him with a right hand at the bell.

Santos now has won three straight in the octagon, while Good’s return is repaid with his first loss in four fights.

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(MMAjunkie’s Matt Erickson contributed to this report on site in New York.)

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