UFC Fight Night 238: Vinicus Oliveira Bags $100K for Spectacular Debut

Vinicius Oliveira just threw his hat in the ring for “Knockout of the Year.” And guess what? That move lined his pockets with some extra cash.

He snagged a cool $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus. Why? Because of his jaw-dropping finish against Bernardo Sopai. They clashed in a bantamweight prelim at UFC Fight Night 238 in Vegas. Early on, Oliveira found himself in a few tight spots. But as the fight wore on, he turned up the heat. Then, bam! A flying knee at 4:41 in the third round knocked Sopai out cold.

But don’t feel too bad for Sopai. He didn’t walk away empty-handed. Both warriors pocketed $50,000 each. Plus, they earned “Fight of the Night” honors for their see-saw battle.

Switching gears, Steve Erceg also had a night to remember. He pocketed his own $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus. His victory came with a stunning second-round KO of Matt Schnell in a flyweight bout. The first round? Pretty even. But then, 26 seconds into Round 2, Erceg’s left hook sent Schnell tumbling down. Talk about a showstopper.

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