UFC Vegas 43 results and bonuses: Who all got the $50,000 bonus?

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UFC Vegas 43: Take a look at the results and the ones who received the bonus

The UFC stayed at their Apex facility for the UFC Vegas 43. The event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight matchup between Ketlen Vieira and Miesha Tate. The two put on a show for the fans. The match up was between the number seven and number eight ranked bantamweights in the division respectively.

Tate vs. Viera
UFC Vegas 43 main event Tate vs. Viera (UFC)

For the number seven ranked Viera, it was ever so important to get a victory as she was coming off a unanimous decision loss in her last fight and she made sure to get the job done this time.

The co-main event was a welterweight clash between Michael Chiesa and Sean Brady. Chiesa, once a possible challenger for Kamaru Usman ended up falling out of the picture even further. The card had 11 fights in total divided between Preliminary and also the Main Card. With that being said let’s take a look at all the results and also the bonus winners from the UFC Vegas 43.

UFC Vegas 43 Winners and results

Preliminary Card

  • Luana Pinheiro defeated Sam Hughes via unanimous decision
  • Shayilan Nuerdanbieke defeated Sean Soriano via unanimous decision
  • Cody Durden defeated Aori Qileng via unanimous decision
  • Loopy Godinez defeated Loma Lookboonmee via unanimous decision
  • Rafa Garcia defeated Natan Levy via unanimous decision
  • Pat Sabatini defeated Tucker Lutz via unanimous decision

Main Card

  • Adrian Yanez defeated Davey Grant via split decision
  • Rani Yahya defeated Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision
  • Taila Santos defeated Joanne Wood via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Sean Brady defeated Michael Chiesa via unanimous decision
  • Ketlen Vieira defeated Miesha Tate unanimous decision

UFC Vegas 43 Bonus Winners

As usual, the UFC handed out bonuses at the end of the event. However, unlike the usual four bonuses, UFC seemed to be a little less generous for the event and only three fighters received the bonuses.

The first bonus went to both fighters from the ‘fight of the night’. Adrian Yanez and Davey Grant put on a amazing fight to walk away with extra cash. The fight already had a lot of anticipation heading into the fight because of their striking abilities and they exceeded expectations. Both fighters traded hard blows for 15 minutes and picking a winner was tough. In the end Yanez managed to walk away with a split decision victory. Both fighters also earned their right to walk away with extra $50,000.

The performance of the night bonus was handed to Taila Santos. Santos put on a amazing performance to submit her opponent Joanne Wood in the first round itself. Although wood looked to pressure Santos in the opening moments but Santos was just too good for her opponent. It is worth noting that this was also the only fight on the card that did not go the distance. Securing the only finish of the event, a hefty $50,000 was completely deserved by Santos.

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