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UFC Vegas 23 rewards: Mackenzie Dern makes perk, takes goal at the belt

Julian Marquez, Sam Alvey, Mackenzie Dern, and Mateusz Gamrot topped the UFC Vegas 23 rewards, each of them taking house an extra $50,000 perk look for their efforts on Saturday in Las Vegas. Marquez and Alvey took house the Battle of the Night rewards, while Dern and Gamrot were granted the Efficiency of the Night honors. UFC Vegas 23 Battle of the Night: Julian Marquez def. Sam Alvey Julian Marquez continued to show that he is more than a Miley Cyrus callout with his success over Sam Alvey, which made the Battle of the Night award. Marquez revealed terrific hand speed early and split Alvey, wobbling him. However Alvey returned fire, injuring Marquez, too. Marquez dropped Alvey in the 2nd round, kept after him, and ultimately completed the bout with a rear-naked choke that put him to sleep. The win was his 2nd in the early goings of 2021. UFC Vegas 23 Efficiency of the Night: Mackenzie Dern Mackenzie Dern placed on possibly the very best efficiency of her UFC period on Saturday. She took the battle to Nina Nunes (previously Nina Ansaroff) from the opening bell. Though Dern was outstriking Nunes, she took the battle to the ground, where she systematically worked to protect Nunes’s arm prior to locking it out in an armbar for the surface with simply seconds to enter the preliminary. Dern believes she is now on championship form. Her win over Nunes certainly seemed to indicate as much, as she was rewarded with a UFC Vegas 23 Performance of the Night bonus. UFC Vegas 23 Performance of the Night: Mateusz Gamrot Mateusz Gamrot redeemed himself for a split-decision loss in his first UFC bout by landing a blistering knockout of Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 23. Gamrot cracked Holtzman with a one-two combination, sending him to the canvas. Gamrot followed with a few short punches to his downed opponent to finish the battle and earn his Efficiency of the Night perk. UFC Vegas 23 rewards Battle of the Night: Sam Alvey vs. Julian MarquezPerformances of the Night: Mackenzie DernPerformances of the Night: Mateusz Gamrot Kamaru Usman: ‘I didn’t break Jorge Masvidal the method I wished to’

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