UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen post-fight bonuses – Edson Barboza flattens Quarantillo with knee

Check out which fighters, including Edson Barboza, took home a bonus from UFC Kansas City on Saturday.

By: Kristen King | 2 months ago
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Allen post-fight bonuses – Edson Barboza flattens Quarantillo with  knee
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Edson Barboza flattens Billy Quarantillo

Edson Barboza was one of five post-fight bonus winners following UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen this past Saturday.

Preliminary Recap

The preliminary portion of the card started off with Joselyne Edwards getting a controversial split decision against Lucie Pudilová. The first and second rounds were all Pudilová, who spent most of her time dominating ‘La Pantera’ on the ground. The general consensus was that Pudilová should have won the fight 2-1 on the judges’ scorecards — until they were read in favor of Edwards. Definitely a head-scratching decision. Gaston Bolaños was successful in his first UFC appearance against Aaron Phillips. The ‘Dreamkiller’ avoided several submission attempts from the ‘Dragon’ and showed off his fun, yet effective style of striking for the win.

Denise Gomes fired up the crowd with a second-round TKO of Bruna Brasil. In the midst of an exchange, ‘Dee’ found a home for a right hand that sent her opponent to the canvas. Some ground-and-pound followed, and Gomes recorded her first UFC win. Daniel Zellhuber returned to the win column with a unanimous decision against Lando Vannata. The ‘Golden Boy’ shined, nearly finishing ‘Groovy’ in the first round. Vannata survived, and the pair exchanged for the rest of the fight.  

Gillian Robertson did Gillian Robertson things and got a second-round submission of Piera Rodriguez. Once the fight went to the ground, the ‘Savage’ controlled ‘La Fiera’ and set her up in several submission attempts until she saw the perfect opportunity for the armbar. After a few seconds, the referee stepped in to stop the fight, which Rodriguez protested against. However, upon seeing a replay, it appeared as though she had indeed tapped.

Zak Cummings ran roughshod over Ed Herman! The former Ultimate Fighter competitor walloped ‘Short Fuse’ for nearly 15 minutes until he sent him to the canvas for the final time with some heavy left hands. Cummings and Herman would then retire, so best of luck to the both of them. Brandon Royval turned in an excellent performance against Matheus Nicolau, catching him with a well-timed knee to the chin and finishing things off with some ground-and-pound. WOW! The ‘Raw Dawg’ then called for a potential title shot against the winner of Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja.

Bill Algeo and T.J. Brown gave us an early contender for ‘Fight of the Night’ after two rounds of nonstop action. After getting battered by Brown, ‘Señor Perfecto’ turned the tide with a short elbow that dropped ‘Downtown’. From there, Algeo followed him to the ground and wrapped him up in a rear-naked choke to force the tap. 

Main Recap

The main portion of the card saw Rafa García Jr. add Clay Guida to his résumé. Pedro Munhoz followed up with a dominant performance against Chris Gutiérrez. The UFC veteran pressured ‘El Guapo’ from start to finish, which led to a clean sweep of the judges’ scorecards. Ion Cutelaba needed less than a round to put Tanner Boser away. The ‘Hulk’ stunned the ‘Bulldozer’ with a right hand and went in for the finish with a flurry of punches. That was a much-needed win for Cutelaba, who was on a three-fight losing streak.

Azamat Murzakanov kept his undefeated record intact after earning a unanimous decision against Dustin Jacoby. The ‘Professional’ nearly finished the ‘Hanyak’ a few times, but Jacoby survived. For his next fight, Murzakanov requested a top-ten name. Edson Barboza turned out the lights on Billy Quarantillo! In a finish that was eerily similar to what he did to Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum six years ago, ‘Junior’ found a home for a knee to chin of ‘Billy Q,’ who was flattened instantly. What a win for Edson Barboza!

Max Holloway turned away yet another up-and-coming contender in the UFC featherweight division. The former champion said he wanted to remind people who wrote him off following his previous performance — a lopsided loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 — of what he could do, and he did. ‘Blessed’ bested ‘Almighty’ in most of the exchanges, and left the Octagon with a unanimous decision. 

Who won POTN and FOTN?

Performance of the Night: Gillian Robertson, Brandon Royval and Edson Barboza

Denise Gomes def. Bruna Brasil by TKO (punches) at 2:42 of Round 2

Gillian Robertson def. Piera Rodriguez by submission (armbar) at 4:21 of Round 2

Zak Cummings def. Ed Herman by TKO (punches) at 4:13 of Round 3

Brandon Royval def. Matheus Nicolau by KO (knee, ground-and-pound) at 2:09 of Round 1 

Bill Algeo def. T.J. Brown by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:40 of Round 2

Ion Cutelaba def. Tanner Boser by TKO (punches) at 2:05 of Round 1

Edson Barboza def. Billy Quarantillo by KO (knee) at 2:37 of Round 1

Fight of the Night: Bill Algeo vs. T.J. Brown

Joselyne Edwards def. Lucie Pudilova by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gaston Bolaños def. Aaron Phillips by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Daniel Zellhuber def. Lando Vannata by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Rafa García Jr. def. Clay Guida by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Pedro Munhoz def. Chris Gutierrez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Azamat Murzakanov def. Dustin Jacoby by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Max Holloway def. Arnold Allen by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

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Kristen King
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Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. She has covered combat sports since 2016, getting her start with outlets such as FanSided, MyMMANews and MMA-Prospects. She joined the BE team in 2020, covering a mix of news, events and injuries. In her time with BE, Kristen has created ‘Fright of the Night,’ a series that highlights some of the worst injuries in the sport.

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