White announced $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses for Jessica Penne, Vicente Luque and Brett Johns. Asked by veteran MMA reporter John Morgan why Gane was absent from that list, the UFC exec said “f*ck it” and handed Gane a fourth bonus.
UFC 265 took place at Toyota Center in Houston. The event’s main card aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Luque extended his current winning streak to four fights with a first-round submission of Michael Chiesa on the event’s main card.
On the prelims, Penne picked up her second octagon win after a four-year layoff, submitting one-time title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the first round. Johns knocked out Anderson Dos Santos with a huge punch in the third round.