UFC Vegas 35 Bonuses
The UFC handed down their bonuses for the UFC Vegas 35 card, and decided to go with four performance of the night bonuses, awarding them to Abdul-Razak Al-Hassan, Gerald Meerschaert, Giga Chikadze, and Pat Sabatini. Al-Hassan was an automatic choice for his headkick of Alessio Di Chirico, as that will be an immediate knockout of the year contender. Gerald Meerschaert earned a $50,000 check for his comeback submission victory over Makhmud Muradov. Giga Chikadze obviously was stellar in the main event vs. Edson Barboza, and finally Pat Sabatini earned his bonus for his heelhook victory over Jamall Emmers.
Worth noting that Dana White additionally stated that he would be giving a bonus to Ricky Turcios and Brady Hiestand for their performance in the bantamweight TUF finale.
Pros React To Giga Chikadze's Stoppage Win Over Edson Barboza
UFC Fighters from up and down the roster came out to show their appreciation to the high level striking battle that took place between Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza, including Chikadze's potential future opponent, Alexander Volkanovski.
Or not!! --— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 29, 2021
Well done Giga, I thought he was slowing down in round two…guess not!! -- #UFCVegas35— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 29, 2021
That fight was CHILLS! Strikers like that keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the finishing shot! Giga is your winner tonight! HUGE for Georgia!! ---- #UFCVegas35— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 29, 2021
Giga taking charge— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 29, 2021
Giga talked and then he walked— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 29, 2021
Omg this fight -------- #ufcvegas35— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 29, 2021
Wow @giga_chikadze is a monster wow ------------------------— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 29, 2021
Very impressive performance by giga— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) August 29, 2021
Congrats @giga_chikadze great skills— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) August 29, 2021
This is a crazy match up --— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) August 29, 2021
Wow!— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) August 29, 2021
UFC Vegas 35 Press Conference
Check out everything that was said at the UFC Vegas 35 post-fight press conference.