UFC 121 Bonuses: Four Fighters Pocket $70K
The afterglow of a career-defining performance included a handsome
payday for newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Cain
Velasquez earned a $70,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus after he
Lesnar in the UFC
121 headliner on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim,
Calif. The 28-year-old American Kickboxing Academy ace stopped
Lesnar on strikes 4:12 into round one before a raucous crowd of
Meanwhile, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 winner Diego
Sanchez and the world-ranked Paulo
Thiago banked matching $70,000 “Fight of the Night” bonuses
after their spirited three-round encounter ended in a unanimous
decision for Sanchez. The Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts-based
welterweight stopped a two-fight skid with the victory.
Roberts pocketed a $70,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus, as
he coaxed a tapout from former King of the Cage champion Michael
Guymon with an opening-round anaconda choke in their
preliminary welterweight matchup. Guymon met his demise 73 seconds
into round one.
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