UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland- Mackenzie Dern and 3 Others Receive $50K Bonus

Published 04/11/2021, 8:35 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Mackenzie Dern celebrates after her submission victory over Randa Markos of Iraq in their strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland concluded with 13 total fights resulting in 13 winners. Some of them were lucky enough to walk away with more than just their fight purses. Most notably, strawweight Mackenzie Dern, and middleweight Julian Marquez, were on the list for their respective efforts. They both earned an extra 50k along with two others.

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Mackenzie Dern won the Performance Of the Night bonus for her sensational first-round submission win over Nina Nunes. The strawweight contender has put herself in an excellent position in the 115lbs division with her win over the fifth-ranked fighter.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Mackenzie Dern poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Julian Marquez and Sam Alvey won the Fight Of the Night bonus for their slugfest in the middleweight division. ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis’ eventually got a submission win after hurting Alvey on the feet.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 01: Julian Marquez reacts to his knockout victory over Phillip Hawes in their middleweight bout during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/DWTNCS)

Mateusz Gamrot also won the Performance of The Night bonus as he earned a second-round finish over Scott Holtzman in their clash at the lightweight division.

Where does a win over Nina Nunes take Mackenzie Dern?

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Since joining the UFC in 2018, Dern has picked up six wins in the promotion to go with one defeat. Her loss against Amanda Ribas is the only setback of her professional career following which the submission wizard has gone on a four-fight winning streak.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Mackenzie Dern punches Virna Jandiroba of Brazil in their women’s strawweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

On the back of her stellar run, she should get an opponent from the top five. This means the UFC may book her against the likes of Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Carla Esparza, or Yan Xiaonan. What’s sure, though, is that she will see her a massive leap from the current slot as the #11 ranked strawweight.

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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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