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UFC: Al Iaquinta lands a performance bonus but Edson Barboza misses out

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UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a wrap. The card will be the last card from FOX Sports as we bid them adieu and thank them for seven years of service.

Both the main and co-main events featured underdogs prevailing the favourites as New York’s  gangster and #8 ranked Al Iaquinta (14-4-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) defeated #4 ranked Kevin Lee (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) via unanimous decision in their rematch and #5 ranked Edson Barboza defeated #14 ranked Dan Hooker via third round TKO.

UFC: Al Iaquinta lands a performance bonus but Edson Barboza misses out - Al Iaquinta

The fights did pay justice to the last fight card on FOX as the preliminary card featured some exceptional performances as well. Following the event, UFC officials announced Iaquinta, Charles Oliveira, Joaquim Silva and Jared Gordon as winners of $50,000 bonuses for their performances.

Oliveira (25-8 MMA, 13-8 UFC) avenged his loss against veteran Jim Miller (29-13 MMA, 18-12 UFC) defeating him via submission in the first round extending his record for most number of submission victories in the UFC.

Silva (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Gordon (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) were awarded bonuses for their “Fight of the Night,” which via third round knockout.

Barboza put up one hell of a show as well however missed his opportunity on a performance bonus. He came out in his trademark creative style throwing variety of techniques like body kicks and spinning kicks before flooring Hooker with a picture perfect José Aldo style liver shot.

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