UFC Fight Night 53 was a lucrative card for several featherweight fighters, as all of the event’s post-fight bonuses went to 145’ers.
In the co-main event, Max Holloway quickly bombed out Alex Corassani with a flurry of punches, and the Hawaiian fighter picked up a “Performance of the Night” and $50 grand for the win.
The card’s other “POTN” went to featherweight Mike Wilkinson, who handed Niklas Backstrom his first defeat by dusting him with a ferocious right hook. Wilkinson also collected $50K for the knockout win.
And “Fight of the Night” went to two more 145’ers, as Dennis Siver and Charles Rosa picked up the honor. Siver worked his way to a unanimous decision victory in the fight, which featured spirited exchanges on the ground and the feet.