The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 86 event, a 14-bout fight card headlined by Joe Pyfer vs. Jack Hermansson.

The middleweight main event proved to be a hard-fought back and forth affair that went the full twenty-five minutes. Joe Pyfer was able to get off to a strong start in the fight, dominating ‘The Joker’ in the opening five minutes. Round two proved to be more of the same, although Hermansson did find some offense in the late stages of the frame. After being down 2-0 after the opening ten minutes, Jack Hermansson began to take control of the fight in round three thanks to his low kicks and jab. After busting up Pyfer in rounds three and four while on the feet, Hermansson switched things up in the final five minutes. ‘The Joker’ took the fight to the floor midway through the final round and proceeded to smother ‘Bodbagz’ on the canvas on route a unanimous decision win.

UFC Vegas 86 was co-headlined by a highly anticipated featherweight bout between Dan Ige and Andre Fili. The contest resulted in another thunderous knockout for Dan Ige. The Hawaiian was able to connect with a big right hand at the midway point of the opening round, which sent Andre Fili crashing to the canvas in all sorts of trouble. From there, ’50k’ would land one follow up punch that absolutely sealed the victory.

Following the conclusion of tonight’s event, UFC officials announced at the post-fight press conference that four fighters would be taking home performance bonuses.

Performance of the night: Dan Ige earned an extra $50k for his stunning first-round knockout victory in tonight’s UFC Vegas 86 co-main event (see that here).

Performance of the night: Carlos Prates pocketed an extra $50k for his second-round knockout victory over Trevin Giles (see that here).

Performance of the night: Rodolfo Vieira earned an extra $50k for his third-round submission victory over Armen Petrosyan. Vieira used an arm-triangle choke to force the tap.

Performance of the night: Bogdan Guskov pocketed an extra $50k for his first-round knockout victory over Zac Pauga on today’s prelims (see that here).

Are you surprised by any of the performance bonuses handed out by Dana White and company following the conclusion of tonight’s UFC Vegas 86 event? Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!

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