Chad Mendes scored a pivotal win at UFC FN 63 today, by quickly taking out Ricardo Lamas, and the top ranked featherweight earned an extra $50,000 for doing so.
Following the card, the UFC announced that Mendes was one of four fighters to receive a “Performance of the Night” award. The others were Dustin Poirier, Julianna Pena and Timothy Johnson.
Poirier, who was returning to the lightweight division, scored a first round, KO win over Diego Ferreira. Pena was fighting for the first time since she underwent knee surgery last year, and the TUF 18 winner TKO’d bantamweight Milana Dudieva in round one.
Johnson, meanwhile, earned his “POTN” for his first round, stoppage win over heavyweight Shamil Abhurahimov.
UFC FN 63 went down at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.