The UFC’s traditional post-fight honors were announced minutes after the UFC Fight Night Manila event — via President Dana White’s Twitter account:
50k bonuses Fight: Reyes vs Sangcha-an Perf: Tuck and Magney
— Dana White (@danawhite) May 16, 2015
That’s an extra $50,000 to John Delos Reyes and Roldan Sancha-An for “Fight of the Night,” and to Neil Magny (whose surname was unfortunately misspelled, but I’d imagine he’ll take it) and John Tuck for “Performance of the Night.”
In fact, it was the second straight “Performance of the Night” bonus for Magny, who is becoming a rising star in the welterweight division. A native New Yorker who resides in Colorado, Magny has now won seven straight bouts after a 1-2 start to his UFC career. His TKO win over Hyun Gyu Lim, which represented the only finish among the bouts of UFC Manila’s main card, was arguably his biggest win yet.
The other “Performance of the Night” bonus winner, John Tuck, earned his victory among the event’s preliminary bouts. Tuck, of Guam, secured a first round submission over Tae Hyun Bang in a lightweight contest. The bonus was the first of his UFC career.
In many recent events there hadn’t been a “Fight of the Night” honor, but flyweights Jon Delos Reyes, and Roldan Sangcha-An, of the Philippines, combined for something exceptional. The two flyweights went back and forth at a torrid pace in standup and grappling sequences over two rounds, with Delos Reyes eventually getting the upper hand — and securing a rear naked choke to earn the win.
The win snapped a two fight losing streak for Delos Reyes, who is of Filipino origins but born and raised in Guam. Sangcha-An, who resides in Baguio City, Philippines, dropped to 0-2 in the UFC with the loss. It was the first post-fight bonus for both.
Our wrap-up of UFC Manila is here.