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UFC Vegas 24 bonuses: Whittaker vs. Gastelum lands Fight of the Night
April 18, 2021
UFC Vegas 24 bonuses: Whittaker vs. Gastelum lands Combat of the Evening
Officers introduced the UFC Vegas 24 bonuses on Saturday evening with most important eventers Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum taking Combat of the Evening honors. Outdoors of Combat of the Evening, the outcomes didn’t depart a lot guessing as to who would win the bonuses.
Out of 10 bouts, there have been solely two finishes. The 2 profitable fighters with finishes took dwelling the Efficiency of the Evening honors.
UFC Vegas 24 Combat of the Evening: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Robert Whittaker put himself into place to problem UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya with little to no option to say he shouldn’t be subsequent for the titleholder.
Whittaker gained a five-round unanimous resolution, however it wasn’t till after a tough fought battle with Gastelum. Whittaker had the higher hand all through, however every time it appeared he’d run away with the combat, Gastelum would battle again.
However ultimately, Whittaker scored his third consecutive victory since dropping the title to Adesanya, incomes his method again to the belt. Gastelum, nevertheless, misplaced the fourth out of his final 5 bouts, placing him in a precarious place within the division.
UFC Vegas 24 Efficiency of the Evening: Gerald Meerschaert
Gerald Meerschaert rebounded from back-to-back losses to Ian Heinisch and Khamzat Chimaev with a fast submission victory over Bartosz Fabiński. He completed the combat with a guillotine choke on the 2:00 minute mark of the primary spherical.
UFC Vegas 24 Efficiency of the Evening: Tony Gravely
Making his third begin within the UFC, Tony Gravely opened the UFC Vegas 24 combat card with a second-round TKO stoppage of Anthony Birchack, who misplaced his second consecutive combat since returning to the Octagon final yr.