UFC Fight Night 68 proved to be a big night for Dustin Poirier, as not only did he score an impressive win his hometown state, he picked up an extra $50,000 while doing so.
Poirier earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus for taking out lightweight Yancy Medeiros in the opening round with a brutal flurry of strikes.
The night’s other “POTN” award and $50K went to Shawn Jordan, for his jaw dropping, stoppage win over Derrick Lewis. Jordan dropped the heavyweight with a hook kick, yes, that’s right, before finishing the deal with punches.
“Fight of the Night” was awarded to Brian Ortega and Thiago Tavares for their bloody, gruelling and action filled scrap. Ortega won the bout by stopping the featherweight with ground-and-pound strikes in round three.
UFC FN 68 went down at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.