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UFC on ESPN 1 bonuses: Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena get extra $50,000 each for instant classic

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Vicente Luque , Bryan Barberena , Kron Gracie and Luke Sanders each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Sunday's UFC on ESPN 1 event.
Luque and Barberena earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Gracie and Sanders each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Luque and Barberena slugged it out for nearly the entire 15 minutes of their welterweight fight. But with just six seconds left, Luque finally was able to put Barberena away with a TKO.
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Watch highlights from the Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena instant classic at UFC on ESPN 1

Watch highlights from the Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena instant classic at UFC on ESPN 1

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

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By the time December rolls around, and we start considering fights for “Fight of the Year,” I'm pretty confident Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena will be up for consideration.
For nearly 15 full minutes, Luque and Barberena put themselves through an all-out war, trading blows to the tune of 332 combined significant strikes - third most in the history of the UFC. Just when it looked like the fight would go to a decision, it was Luque who finally found a TKO with 6 seconds remaining in the third...
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UFC on ESPN 1 results: Vicente Luque stops Bryan Barberena with six seconds left of epic brawl

UFC on ESPN 1 results: Vicente Luque stops Bryan Barberena with six seconds left of epic brawl

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

PHOENIX - Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena combined for a thrilling “Fight of the Year” contender, but it was the Brazilian who put the exclamation mark on the result with six seconds remaining.
The welterweight bout was part of the main card of today's UFC on ESPN 1 event at Talking Stick Resort Arena. It aired on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+ and ESPN.
Barberena set up on the outside to open, moving to his right as Luque looked to explode from the center. The Brazilian did fire a right hand with a high kick just behind it, bu Barberena avoided a direct hit and continued to circle and...
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