UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story (UFN 53) was the UFC’s return to Sweden and it included some fun fights on this night.
UFC Fight Night 53 Post Fight Bonuses: Four Fighters Pocket an Extra $50k
In the main event, the Icelandic welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson took on the UFC veteran Rick ‘The Horror’ Story. In a five round fight that was rather easy to judge, the underdog Story was able to pickup the upset via a split-decision.
There was also a very exciting, but short bout in the featherweight division between Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway and the Swedish born Akira Corassani, where Holloway was able to pick up the TKO victory at 3:11 of Round 1. The Swedish fans would leave disappointed, as Corassani was not the only Swedish born fighter to lose. Tor Troéng, Niklas Bäckström, and Illir Latifi were all also unsuccessful in finding a victory in front of their home crowd.
The event started off great with back-to-back first round TKOs, but the preliminary card would be closed out with five straight decisions. The main card would include three straight finishes and a decision in the main event.
As always, UFC officials announced at the UFC post-fight press conference who the winners of the $50,000 post-fight bonuses were.
The post-fight bonus winners were:
Fight of the Night: Dennis Siver vs. Charles Rosa
Performance of the Night: Mike Wilkinson and Max Holloway
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