Amanda Ribas’ strawweight return was a memorable one.
The 30-year-old veteran cashed one of four Performance of the Night bonuses on Saturday at UFC Vegas 82, earning an extra $50,000 for her thrilling comeback win over Luana Pinheiro. After struggling in the opening round, Ribas turned the tide and floored Pinheiro with a stunning spinning wheel kick en route to a third-round knockout on the night’s main card.
Allen submitted Paul Craig in a dominant performance to extend his UFC win streak to six straight in the evening’s middleweight main event, while Brito and Saragih both scored highlight-reel finishes on the preliminary card over Jonathan Pearce and Lucas Alexander, respectively. Like Ribas, all three other bonus winners cashed an extra $50,000.
UFC Vegas 82 took place November 18 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.