Carla Esparza earns UFC Vegas 27 bonus for finishing Yan Xiaonan
Carla Esparza, Bruno Silva, Justin Tafa and Jared Vanderaa all left from UFC Vegas 27 with $50,000 efficiency perks for their work at UFC Vegas 27. Vanderaa and Tafa were granted Battle of the Night perks for their heavyweight slugfest, while Esparza and Silva were granted for their TKO triumphes over Yan Xiaonan and Victor Rodriguez, respectively.
Esparza recorded her efficiency of the night perk after she stopped Yan Xiaonan in the 2nd round of their strawweight co-main occasion. Esparza controlled Xiaonan with her fumbling expertise throughout the large bulk of the battle prior to stopping Xiaonan with unanswered strikes in the crucifix position that eventually caused the referee stopping the battle.
Tafa and Vanderaa recorded their battle of the night perks after a heavyweight bloodbath. Vanderaa decisively outstruck Tafa all 3 rounds however was shaken by counters and bombs tossed by Tafa, particularly in the 2nd round. Although it was an excellent backward and forward stand brawl, Vanderaa definitely did enough to take the choice success.
Paul Felder retires from MMA during UFC Vegas 27 broadcast
Truly, there is not much to say about Silva’s performance, but not because of a lack of skill, the fight only lasted one minute. Silva hit his opponent Victor Rodriguez with a big right hand and followed up with a knee in the clinch that visibly wobbled Rodriguez. Silva followed up with another right hand that dropped his opponent, and it only took two seconds of ground and pound and 60 seconds total before the referee saw enough.
UFC Vegas 27 took place on Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. No. 3 ranked bantamweight Rob Font put on a striking clinic against former champion and no. 4 ranked Cody Garbrandt in the fight card’s main event. After five rounds of fighting, all three judges scored the fight for Font by unanimous choice.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.