KILLEEN, Texas – The fight-night bonuses were $30,000 tonight, and one UFC fighter gets to take home two awards for a total of $60,000. Yves Edwards was awarded “Submission of the Night” honors for his rear-naked choke of guillotine master Cody McKenzie in a preliminary bout that was steamed live on Facebook, and along with … Read more
Erik Koch, Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson and Mackens Semerzier each earned $10,000 “Fight Night” bonuses for their performances at tonight’s WEC 52 event.
George Roop, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner each pocketed an additional $10,000 in “fight-night” bonuses for their performances at Thursday’s WEC 51 event.
LAS VEGAS – After a beautiful mounted triangle and then armbar victory over Matt Brown, it seemed that Chris Lytle was well on his way to his sixth straight fight-night bonus. Unfortunately for him, Brock Lesnar came back after nearly being finished by Carwin in the first round of their Heavyweight champion unification bout, to … Read more
NEWARK, N.J. – Shane Carwin, Kurt Pellegrino, Jared Hamman and Rodney Wallace each earned $65k fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy” event. Jared Hamman and Rodney Wallace both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Pellegrino ended the night of Canoes with a rear naked choke earning him the “Submission of … Read more
Lauzon and Stout both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Miller used a slick inverted triangle to kimura combination to submit Dan Lauzon earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and Paul Daley landed a devastating left hook to lock up his ”Knockout of the Night” award.
Joe Lauzon fought his way back from a devastating knee injury three months ahead of schedule prior to stepping into the Octagon tonight against Sam Stout. Early on it looked like Lauzon would have his way with Stout, getting an easy takedown, working to mount, then almost securing a kimura as Stout looked to roll out of danger.
Belcher and Gouveia both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Johnson cashed in on his fight ending triangle choke earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and T.J. Grant swung his way to the”Knockout of the Night” award.
Despite being on the under card, Belcher used the inspiration from his many family and friends in attendance to stand in the pocket and deliver an action packed performance versus Wilson Gouveia. Belcher came out on top with the TKO stoppage in the first round, earning himself a cool $65k bonus for his part in the night’s “Fight of the Night.”
17,428 people showed up at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas for “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort.” It was a sold out show and the live gate brought in $2.4 million.
The fight night bonuses were $65,000 for each fighter. The awards went to the following:
- Fight of the Night – Ricky Story vs. Brian Foster
- Knockout of the Night – Vitor Belfort for his first round knockout of Rich Franklin
- Submission of the Night – Ricky Story for his second round arm-triangle of Brian Foster
As is the custom, the fighters who perform the best are rewarded within the UFC. At UFC 98 four fighters were awarded a bonus of $60,000 each. Receiving the award for “FIGHT OF THE NIGHT” were Matt Hughes and Matt Serra for their back and forth bad blood battle that went the distance. Although Hughes won, both fighters received $60,000 each.
“KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT” of course went to Lyoto Machida for his devastating knockout of Rashad Evans. In the preliminary fights, Krzysztof Soszynski also had a highlight reel knockout of Andre Gusmao, but due to the magnitude of the fight, the impressive domination, and complete putting to sleep of Evans, Machida got the $60,000 reward.
“SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT” went to Brock Larson for his arm triangle choke of Mike Pyle. There were two other submission victories on the card; a guillotine choke by Yoshiyuki Yoshida and a guillotine choke by Tim Hague, but Larson got the nod for a cool sixty grand.