Cory Sandhagen and Other Bonus Winners at UFC Fight Night 184

Published 02/07/2021, 7:26 AM EST


UFC Fight Night 184 saw some spectacular fights and finishes throughout the fight card. Both the main card and the preliminary card comprised 6 fights each.

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Cory Sandhagen stole the show with his sensational flying knee knockout win over Frankie Edgar. Furthermore, Russian heavyweight, Alexander Volkov, also had his glory moment as he knocked out Alistair Overeem.

No doubt both those fighters made the list of bonus winners at the UFC Fight Night 184 event. Sandhagen and Volkov both won the Performance Of The Night bonus due to their handy work in the co-main and main event, respectively. On the other hand, the Fight Of The Night award went to Beneil Dariush and Carlos Diego Ferreira for their engaging lightweight clash.

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Dariush eventually won a split decision on the judges’ scorecard after a strong round 1 and round 2. Nevertheless. it was an exciting night of events with some of the best finishes in recent memory.

Cory Sandhagen called his shot after UFC Fight Night 184

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Sandman‘ is now on a 2 fight winning streak after knocking out Marlon Moraes in his last outing in an emphatic fashion. He was stopped for the first time in his UFC career at UFC 250 by Aljamain Sterling. But, that loss seems to have changed him for good and has made him more ruthless than ever.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Cory Sandhagen kicks Marlon Moraes of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He has already called for a fight against the eventual winner between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan. ‘Funkmaster’ and ‘No Mercy‘ will lock horns at UFC 259 for the bantamweight title. With recent performances like this, Sandhagen has made his case to fight for the title next.

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What did you make of the whole UFC Fight Night 184 card? Did UFC fans bear witness to the best fight, best KO, and best performances in 2021?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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