Russian MMA fighters Makhachev and Yan received bonuses for their performance at the UFC 280 tournament
MOSCOW, 23 Oct – Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters Islam Makhachev and Petr Yan received bonuses of $50,000 for their performance at the 280th numbered tournament of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), according to the promotion’s Twitter page.
On Saturday in Abu Dhabi, Makhachev defeated the Brazilian Charles Oliveira by choke hold and became the new UFC lightweight champion. Makhachev received a bonus for the best performance of the evening. The same reward was given to Belal Muhammad from the United States, who knocked out compatriot Sean Brady.
Yan lost by split decision to American Sean O’Malley. This fight was recognized as the best at UFC 280.