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UFC Las Vegas: Anton Turkalj pockets 50k FOTN bonus, Merab Dvalishvili wins UD in main event

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Saturday night’s UFC event in Las Vegas went down at the The Theater rather than the usual UFC Apex venue, with a clash between top-ranked bantamweights serving as the headliner.

Check out the complete results and more right here!

In the main event, No. 3 ranked Merab Dvalishvili took on former champ Petr Yan and set a relentless pace with smothering pressure and as many as 49 takedown attempts. In the end, all three judges had Dvalishvili winning every round with 50-45 scorecards across the board.

 

Swede Anton Turkalj lost bonus-winning “Fight of the Night”

The UFC Las Vegas main card kicked off with a light heavyweight bout where Sweden’s Anton Turkalj squared off against undefeated Vitor Petrino. While Turkalj ended up losing is second fight in a row, “The Pleasure Man” didn’t go down without a hell of a fight.

After a tough first round, Turkalj turned it up and as the fight progressed it went back and forth with both fighters having good moments. At one point, Turkalj even connected good with an up kick from the ground that could’ve been a showstopper. Still, it was Petrino who landed the better strikes, reversed the bad positions he found himself in and simply did enough to win every round on the judges’ scorecards.

Although the Swede lost once again, he walked away with a pretty good payday as both fighters earned “Fight of the Night” honors and a $50,000 dollar bonus each

Turkalj is now 0-2 in the UFC, but hopefully he’ll get a third chance to show what he’s capable of as he put on an entertaining performance against a solid opponent.

UFC Las Vegas: Official results and bonus winners

Check out the complete UFC Las Vegas results down below!

Main card:

  • Merab Dvalishvili def. Petr Yan via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
  • Alexander Volkov def. Alexandr Romanov via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:16
  • Nikita Krylov def. Ryan Spann via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:38
  • Jonathan Martinez def. Said Nurmagomedov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mario Bautista def. Guido Cannetti via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:18
  • Vitor Petrino def. Anton Turkalji via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Prelims:

  • Karl Williams def. Lukasz Brzeski via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Davey Grant def. Raphael Assuncao via technical submission (reverse triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:43
  • Josh Fremd def. Sedriques Dumas via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:00
  • Victor Henry def. Tony Gravely via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Ariane Lipski def. JJ Aldrich via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Bruno Silva def. Tyson Nam via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:23
  • Carlston Harris def. Jared Gooden via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bonus winners:

  • Fight of the Night: Vitor Petrino vs. Anton Turkalj
  • Performance of the Night: Davey Grant
  • Performance of the Night: Bruno Silva

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