01 Jan UFC Vegas 12 bonuses: Alexander Hernandez, Kevin Holland among four Performance of the Night winners
Alexander Hernandez, Kevin Holland, Adrian Yanez, and Miles Johns earned extra cash for their impressive finishes on Saturday.
Four $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses were handed out after UFC Vegas 12 went down at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, with Hernandez earning his first since his UFC debut in March 2018 (he has also won a Fight of the Night award during this stretch) and Holland picking up his second Performance of the Night bonus in three months.
Hernandez bounced back from a TKO loss to Drew Dober in May with a knockout of Chris Gruetzemacher in Saturday’s featured preliminary. It took less than two minutes for Hernandez to walk Gruetzemacher down and finish with punches.
UFC Vegas 12 video: Alexander Hernandez shreds Chris Gruetzemacher in under two minutes
With wins in August, September, and October, Holland has quickly boosted his 2020 record to 4-0. He made short work of short-notice newcomer Charlie Ontiveros, connecting with a slam in round one that resulted in a scary neck injury. It was later reported by The Mac Life that Ontiveros was diagnosed with a neck strain.
UFC Vegas 12 video: Kevin Holland stops Charlie Ontiveros with nasty slam, trash talks Israel Adesanya cage side
Earning their first UFC bonuses are bantamweights Adrian Yanez and Miles Johns. Yanez blasted Victor Rodriguez with a head kick inside of a round, while Johns capped off a strong performance against Kevin Natividad with a third-round uppercut knockout.
UFC Vegas 12 video: Miles Johns flattens Kevin Natividad with one punch in third
UFC Vegas 12 video: Adrian Yanez demolishes Victor Rodriguez with brutal head kick