UFC on FOX 30 bonuses: Dustin Poirier, Jose Aldo among $50,000 winners in Calgary
Poirier and Aldo took home “Performance of the Night” awards.” Makdessi and Pearson earned “Fight of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) and Eddie Alvarez (29-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) finally got a chance to run back their fight from May 2017, which ended in a no-contest after Alvarez landed illegal knees. And this time around, there was a modicum of controversy, too. With Alvarez mounted in the second round, he threw a 12-to-6 elbow near Poirier’s head, and referee Marc Goddard stopped the fight to warn Alvarez and take his dominant position away.
On the restart, it was all Poirier. He poured on offense that wouldn’t quit, starting with a right hand and a knee to the body, and dozens of punches, elbows and knees later, he had a TKO finish.
In his first non-title fight in more than nine years, former longtime featherweight champion Aldo (27-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) got back on track in a big way with a first-round TKO finish of fellow veteran Jeremy Stephens (28-15 MMA, 15-14 UFC). Aldo had to battle back from some damage done by Stephens, but landed a body kick that was the beginning of the end. Aldo had been in..
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