A surprisingly entertaining night of fights in Australia brought with it an array of exciting finishes and impressive stoppages that sent the crowd home satisfied. Whie the main event was not the most entertaining of battles, the remainder of the card saw its fair share of regulated violence, which is why the UFC chose to award four performance bonus awards for their efforts.
The co-main event of the evening lasted a total of 44 seconds thanks to Robert Whittaker, who wasted little time in his KO victory against Brad Tavares. It was his second consecutive finish in the octagon and an impressive performance overall that will help his gradual climb up the middleweight ranks.
James Vick extended his undefeated streak in the Octagon to 4-0 when he defeated Jake Matthews in the opening round of their main card fight. While it was a slow start for Vick, he eventually picked up the pace, found his characteristic aggression and finished the fight with a slick submission to extend his record to 8-0.
Daniel Hooker earned one of the biggest wins of the night when he KO’d featherweight veteran Hatsu Hioki with a head-kick and follow-up punches to secure a career-defining win on Saturday night.
Alex Chambers locked in a submission in the second round of her fight against Kailin Curran to complete a remarkable comeback win on the preliminary portion of the fight card.
Performance of the Night: Robert Whittaker, James Vick, Alex Chambers and Daniel Hooker
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