UFC on ESPN 53: Andre Lima Wins $50K Bite of the Night Bonus

Oh boy, tonight’s BOTN at #UFCVegas89 was something else, wasn’t it? 💰💰 Check it out [here](https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCVegas89?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw). And if you missed the action, catch the highlights [right here](https://t.co/Ngttbbryr8). The UFC’s tweet from March 24, 2024, says it all.

Now, onto Andre Lima’s big night. His UFC debut? Well, it was a wild ride. Didn’t exactly go as planned, but hey, he didn’t walk away empty-handed.

So, here’s the scoop. After a bizarre turn of events, Lima won by disqualification. His opponent, Igor da Silva, got a bit…bitey, 2:52 into Round 2 of their flyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 53. Yeah, you heard right. A bite.

And get this – Lima snagged a $50,000 “Bite of the Night” bonus. Only in Vegas, folks. But wait, there’s more. Lima decided to commemorate the moment with a tattoo. Right where the bite happened. Talk about making a memory last.

But that’s not all from that night. The UFC also dished out its usual bonuses.

Payton Talbott and Fernando Padilla? Both guys walked away $50,000 richer for their “Performance of the Night.” Talbott took down Cameron Saaiman with a technical knockout, just 21 seconds into Round 2. Meanwhile, Padilla showed off his skills with a brabo choke on Luis Pajuelo, ending it 2:45 into the first round.

And let’s not forget about the “Fight of the Night.” Jarno Errens and Steven Nguyen threw down in a featherweight clash that had everyone talking. Nguyen kept up, but Errens dominated on the feet, securing a unanimous decision win. Both fighters pocketed $50,000 for their efforts.

What a night, huh? Only in the world of MMA.

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