UFC Fight Night 45 Results: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses

Tim McTiernanCorrespondent IJuly 17, 2014

Donald Cerrone, right, and Edson Barboza, of Brazil, fight in a mixed martial arts event on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at UFC Fight Night in Orlando Fla. Cerrone won by tap out. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
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Performance of the Night—No. 1: Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone winning Performance of the Night is no surprise. He turned it up late in the first round and had Miller in trouble, then he carried that momentum into the second. After landing a few solid body shots Miller's hands started to drop, and Cerrone capitalized with a head kick.

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He landed a few more shots on the ground and earned the finish at 3:31 of the second round.

This is Cerrone's fourth consecutive post-fight bonus, and in addition he now holds the record for most fight night bonuses in the UFC and WEC combined.


Performance of the Night—No. 2: Lucas Martins

Lucas Martins dominated his entire fight. He spent the majority of all three rounds stalking Alex White around the cage and landing solid punches whenever he had the chance.

Jul 16, 2014; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Lucas Martins holds up a flag after winning a featherweight bout at Revel Casino. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Then in the third round, Martins landed a huge right hand which wobbled White for a moment before he just fell.

With the win, Martins became the fourth UFC fighter to win a fight in three different weight classes.


Fight of the Night—John Lineker vs. Alptekin Ozkilic

The Fight of the Night went to flyweights John Lineker and Alptekin Ozkilic. It was Ozkilic's third UFC fight and Lineker's seventh.

Lineker controlled the majority of the fight, and he landed a lot of shots to Ozkilic, especially the uppercut.

After the first two rounds, Lineker was up 20-18, but a decision wasn't enough for him. He kept getting the crowd riled up, and with the crowd behind him he landed a few left hands to drop Ozkilic and score the finish at 4:51 of the third round. It was one of the latest finishes in UFC history and proved two things.

Jul 16, 2014; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; John Lineker shows he is number one after a flyweight bout at Revel Casino. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

One, flyweights can finish. Two, Lineker is dangerous at any point in the fight.