Fight-Night bonuses in the amount of $75,000 were awarded to Johny Hendricks, Nate Diaz, and Donald Cerrone at UFC 141.
Johny Hendricks proved that he’s far more than just a high level wrestler, blasting Jon Fitch out of title contention in just 12 seconds with a brutal lead left hand. Fitch came out swinging to start by flashing his jab, but Hendricks easily avoided the strikes and then closed the distance before uncorking the fight-ending left hand that flattened the second best welterweight on the planet. Hendricks followed up with one more left hand, but it was all but over already, as the referee dove in to halt the action. The KO earned Hendricks the “Knockout of the Night” award.
Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone took their bad blood into the cage, but it was Diaz that came out with a dominating victory after punishing “Cowboy” over three rounds with pinpoint accurate punches and powerful multi-punch combinations. Cerrone was effective with his kicks, but had no answer for the onslaught of strikes that Diaz managed to consistently land. Diaz and Cerrone were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for their performances.