UFC 221 Fight Size Update: Winners Speak, Blaydes Wants Velasquez, Bonuses, Attendance, Gate, Tuivasa

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Your UFC 221 Fight-size update!

- UFC Exec David Shaw said the UFC would like to return to Australia in November.

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- Curtis Blaydes' ten takedowns over Mark Hunt were second most in UFC history. Blaydes called out Cain Velasquez and said he wants to fight at UFC 225 in Chicago.

- UFC 221 drew 12,437 fans for a $2,810,520 gate.

- You can see Fightful's UFC 221 live coverage at this link, and our post-show podcast at this link.

- Dana White has said the UFC will likely book Romero vs. Whittaker next.

- Jake Matthews earned a $50,000 bonus for his "Fight of the Night" win over Li Jingliang at UFC 221. You can see his backstage interview with Megan Olivi above.

- You can see reactions to Yoel Romero's knockout of Rockhold at this link.

- Tyson Pedro went into his fight at UFC 221 with a rib injury. 

- Tai Tuivasa said that he's open to fighting after he's back from a family vacation. Both he and Pedro were disappointed they didn't get performance bonuses. We have full post-fight presser info at this link.

- The Performance of the Night bonuses of $50,000 ended up going to Jussier Formiga and Isreal Adesanya.

- Read about and hear from several UFC 221 winners at this link.

- Check out Isreal Adesanya's Octagon interview following his UFC debut win below.

 

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