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UFC Fight Night Manila: Post-fight conference, performance of the night awards

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With UFC Fight Night Manila: Faber vs. Edgar in the books going down as one of the best fight card for the early part of 2015, the standout performers from the card took part in a post-fight press conference to discuss the event and what the future will hold for them.

In addition, the UFC awarded performance awards with the winners pocketing a cool $50,000 each. The awards went to Neil Magny for his amazing technical knockout victory over Hyun Gyu Lim, Jon Tuck’s scintillating rear naked choke win over Tae Hyun Bung, and the show-stopping match-up between Jon delos Reyes and Roldan Sangcha-an.

Neil Magny’s comeback TKO:
Welterweight Neil Magny had a standout performance to extend his streak to seven wins in a huge TKO win over tough Korean Top Team standout Hyun Gyu Lim. Just like the majority of his teammates at KTT, Lim had Magny in trouble during the first round with his unorthodox striking. Magny was rocked early in the first round with a huge jab, a right hook, and the a flying knee. Lim followed it up with huge knees and elbows to stun Magny. Magny was able to clinch and slowly recover to end the round. Magny, sensing that he could not allow distance, quickly overpowered Lim for a belly-to-back takedown early in the second round. Seconds later, the American bombarded Lim with huge shots and the referee had no other recourse but to stop the bout.

Jon Tuck’s slick submission:
Jon Tuck dominated Tae Hyun Bang in their match-up. In just 3 minutes and 56 seconds of action, Tuck displayed all of the facets in the MMA game as he boxed, wrestled, and grappled his opponent. To finish the fight, Tuck tagged him with a solid right hook that dropped Bang. Tuck quickly got the back of Bang and eventually locked in a rear-naked choke for the win.

Jon delos Reyes and Roldan Sancha-an’s thrilling match:
Roldan Sangcha-an did not go down without a fight as he figured into a classic with Jon delos Reyes. Sangcha-an had Jon delos Reyes rocked a couple of times in the fight but the heart and quick recovery time of the Guamian-Filipino kept him up. After butting heads at the start of the second round, delos Reyes was severely cut at the right side of his head. Delos Reyes had no other resort but to take Sangcha-an down and would eventually get the back of the Team Lakay member. Seconds later, he secured a tight rear naked choke for a submission win.

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