On Saturday, Oliveira scored the 20th finish of his UFC career, finishing Beneil Dariush in the first round of their co-main event fight. The finish, which extended his own record for most stoppages in the UFC, also earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
Oliveira was not the only one to earn some extra cash at UFC 289. Fellow main card winner Mike Malott also earned an extra $50,000 for his trouble for his submission win over Adam Fugitt, as did UFC debutant Stephen Erceg, who stepped in on short notice to face top-10 opponent David Dvorak and earned a big upset win on the prelims.
‘Performance of the Night’: Stephen Erceg
‘Performance of the Night’: Mike Malott
‘Performance of the Night’: Charles Oliveira
‘Fight of the Night’: Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Eryk Anders