The UFC Vegas 39 bonuses have been released.
The event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. Headlining the card was a clash between Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez.
This fight saw various swings and shifts. The first round was all Rodriguez, who was outlanding Dern. On the flip side, Dern had a hard time finding her range. The second round Dern dominated as she scored a takedown and beat her up for roughly four minutes. The third round saw Rodriguez continue to outstrike Dern. Dern got punched a lot in the fourth round, but she did score a late round takedown. They went back to striking in the final round. The judges gave the win to Rodriguez.
The co-main event saw more action between Randy Brown and Jared Gooden.
This fight saw both guys come out swinging. Gooden hit a head kick in the first round, but Brown stayed tough and continued on. Brown had what appeared to be a broken big toe on his right foot yet he pushed through the pain. Brown had an issue with relying too much on loading up on big shots. Brown had a strong end to the second round with combos up against the fence. Brown had a strong final round. Dern did get a takedown with 35 seconds left in the fourth round and got some strikes in.
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Fight of the Night: Marina Rodriguez vs. Mackenzie Dern
Performances of the Night: Mariya Agapova and Loopy Godinez
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