UFC 174 post-fight bonuses: Tae Hyun Bang earns 100k for KO win

The UFC returned to Vancouver for the first time since 2011, and while it was not the most entertaining fight card, it was one…

By: Karim Zidan | 9 years ago
UFC 174 post-fight bonuses: Tae Hyun Bang earns 100k for KO win
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The UFC returned to Vancouver for the first time since 2011, and while it was not the most entertaining fight card, it was one that featured several decent scraps and a few violent stoppages that warranted bonuses.

One of the more entertaining contests on the Vancouver fight card was between sophomore fighter Tae Hyun Bang and Kajan Johnson, which was featured on the preliminary portion of the fight card. The two battled it out for the better part of three round before Bang scored a spectacular one-punch knockout over Johnson. The win, which came at 2:01 of the third round, was caused by a right hand that sent the TUF Nations vet tumbling to the mat. For his incredible performance, Bang not only won Fight of the Night, but also took home one of the performance bonuses as well.

The second performance bonus went to Kiichi Kunimoto, who earned a rear-naked choke victory over Daniel Sarafian in the preliminary card headliner. It was a strong performance from Kunimoto, who now moves to 2-0 in the UFC.

Performance bonuses: Tae Hyun Bang, Kiichi Kunimoto

Fight of the Night: Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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