Gaetano Pirrello was knocked out while Douglas Silva de Andrade’s MID-AIR while Brazilian Bantamweight bagged $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus…and BACKFLIPS off the cage to celebrate!
- Douglas Silva de Andrade made $50,000 after his sensational knockout
- The Brazilian, 36, took out Gaetano Pirrello while airborne in Las Vegas
- The fight was soon stopped and Andrade celebrated by backflipping
Douglas Silva de Andrade won a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus after the Brazilian’s laser accuracy knocked out Gaetano Pirrello while the Belgian was in the air at UFC Vegas 38.
Andrade, 36, entered his Sin City bout and needed a response after losing to Briton Lerone Murphy last time, while Pirrello also suffered a loss on his UFC debut against Ricky Simon last January.
And the Brazilian knockout performer got back on track in thunderous style, finishing the first round fight with a spectacular finish that saw him richly rewarded with a bonus.
Douglas Silva de Andrade achieved a sensational knockout to win $50k at UFC Vegas 38
The Brazilian, 36, landed a cracking left hook to knock out Gaetano Pirrello while in the air
Bantamweight rained with hammer fists before the referee stopped the match
When Pirrello came forward with a kick to Andrade’s midriff, the 36-year-old caught his Belgian rival while in the air and landed a cracking left hook that floored the 29-year-old.
Delighted by his stunning win, Andrade jumped twice from the cage as medics attended to the stricken Pirrello.
“I feel really good,” the bantamweight said after his win. “It’s lovely to be back, I just want to be thankful.
Andrade jumped off the side of the cage to celebrate after his stunning win
‘If I could, I would be there again’ [in the Octagon] in two hours. My team was talking to Dana [White] and in January they were talking about fighting again.’
Elsewhere, Kevin Holland’s fight with Kyle Daukaus was disallowed after an accidental clash of heads turned the match significantly in Daukaus’ favor.
In the main event, Thiago Santos took a unanimous decision win over Johnny Walker in five rounds that didn’t catch fire in Vegas.