Deiveson Figueiredo, Ariane Lipski and Fighter Bonuses from UFC Fight Night

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJuly 19, 2020

A general overall view of the empty Octagon is seen before a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, Sunday, December 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Deiveson Figueiredo, Ariane Lipski, Marc Diakiese and Rafael Fiziev each earned $50,000 bonuses for their efforts at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.

Per ESPN's Ariel Helwani, Fight of the Night went to the Diakiese vs. Fiziev bout.

Fiziev won via unanimous decision, and the fight received much praise on Twitter from numerous fighters, including Sean O'Malley.

The victor was clearly thrilled with the bonus choice:

UFC @ufc

Pure joy! ๐Ÿค‘ @RafaelFiziev reacts to his $50K bonus. ( Via Saytus / IG ) https://t.co/ZHvninv7rY

Performances of the Night went to the featherweight champion in Figueiredo and the "Queen of Violence" in Lipski.

Figueiredo defeated Joseph Benavidez by first-round technical submission with a rear-naked choke following nearly five dominant minutes in the Octagon.

UFC @ufc

#AndNew! ๐Ÿ† No questions remain. @Daico_Deiveson is your flyweight champion. #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi | #UFCFightIsland2 https://t.co/lMoMPZvdsr

Lipski finished Luana Carolina with a fantastic kneebar at 1:28 of the first round.

UFC @ufc

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN! ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿ˜ณ The Queen of Violence - @Ariane_Lipski - lives up to the nickname. The main card continues on E+ for #UFCFightIsland2 https://t.co/sxvTYAq590

UFC's next event will take place Saturday. It's another Fight Night card, with middleweights Robert Whittaker and Darren Till facing off in the main event.


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