UFC 238 bonuses: Tony Ferguson, 'Cowboy' Cerrone get a clear 'Fight of Night' winner
Ferguson and Cerrone earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Shevchenko and Cejudo each won “Performance of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMA Junkie attended.
Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) and Cerrone (36-12 MMA, 23-9 UFC) were expected to put on a “Fight of the Night”-type of performance, and they did for two rounds. Both men swung for the fences throughout, but when Cerrone blew his nose in between the second and third frames, it blew up a hematoma under his right eye and doctors decided it was too hard for him to see and the fight was stopped for a TKO win for Ferguson.
Shevchenko (17-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) defended her women’s flyweight title for the first time with a massive head-kick knockout of Jessica Eye (14-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) that came just 26 seconds into the second round. Shevchenko dominated the first frame, mostly on the canvas. Then she unlashed a highlight-reel finish that had Eye out cold on the canvas for several minutes afterward.
And in the main event, Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) made history by becoming just the fourth fighter in the promotion to win a second concurrent title. Cejudo, added the vacant bantamweight title to his flyweight strap with a third-round TKO of Marlon Moraes (22-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC).
UFC 238 took place Saturday at United Center in Chicago. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.