After the ups and downs that we had at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Silva in London, a few fighters ended up rewarded for their efforts with a little extra.
During the post-fight press conference, the UFC’s Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, James Elliott announced the bonuses for four of the evening’s contestants in the Fight Pass event, which took place live from London’s O2 arena.
Fight of the Night honors went to Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping, who both netted $50,000 each for their stellar (albeit a bit confusing and controversial) main event tilt that led to a victory for the British star. Silva now has 13 career post-fight bonuses, putting him into a 1st place tie with Joe Lauzon for most bonuses won in UFC history.
Finland’s Teemu Packalen came in on a full fight camp and made short work of Thibault Gouti, and the short yet thrilling bout got him a comfy bonus, also in the amount of $50,000 after the first round submission finish.
Scott Askham got his first career $50,000 bonus for his performance against the very tough Chris Dempsey, which resulted in a huge head kick knockout at the end of the first round.
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