Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort

For most UFC events, the wealth often gets spread down the line to some of the preliminary bout fighters, but not so at UFC 133 on Saturday night in Philadelphia. The main carders snagged up the available post-fight bonuses.

There were no submissions, but there was a cool $70,000 bonus awaiting four fighters from the main card.

Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz wrapped up the Fight of the Night award following their show closing scrap. Ortiz pressed hard from the onset, but looked a step slower than Evans the entire fight.

Evans, not looking at all rusty after a lengthy layoff, was patient and waited for his moment to pounce. When that moment appeared, pounce he did.

After a couple minutes of methodical ground and pound, Evans drove a knee into Ortiz’s chest, causing him to fall over sideways. Evans laid the hammer down and finished in a TKO flurry.

Returning to the form of his younger years, belying the first-round knockout courtesy of an Anderson Silva front kick several months ago, Vitor Belfort morphed once again into the Phenom. He dropped Yoshihiro Akiyama to the mat, twice; then swarmed him, finishing his Japanese foe in a flurry of left hands.

Belfort walked away with an extra $70,000 for the Knockout of the Night bonus.

In a first, UFC president Dana White issued a “get those embarrassing shorts off of TV as quick as possible” bonus. The winner, which is no surprise to those of you that watched the fights, was Brian Ebersole. The American fighting out of Australia finished off Dennis Hallman inside of the opening five minutes, quickly vanquishing the blue Speedo-type shorts that Hallman was wearing and that left little to the imagination.

‘Nuff said.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Amanda Nunes Earns Bonus for Finishing Ronda Rousey (UFC 207 Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 33 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from Friday's UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey pay-per-view following the event. read news >>

UFC 207 bonuses: Amanda Nunes and Alex Garcia pick up $50,000 for their brutal knockouts

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS – Amanda Nunes, Alex Garcia, Cody Garbrandt and Dominick Cruz each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Friday’s UFC 207 event. Nunes and Garcia earned “Performance of the Night” awards, a read news >>

Yair Rodriguez Earns Bonus for Destruction of BJ Penn (UFC Phoenix Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

The Ultimate Fighting Champion announced the winners of the $50,000 performance-based fighter bonuses stemming from UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 bonuses: Yair Rodriguez leads charge for extra checks with $50,000

  • 2 days ago
  • 3 views

PHOENIX – Yair Rodriguez, Aleksei Oleinik, Augusto Mendes and Frankie Saenz each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 103 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Results: Winner, Reaction from UFC Fight Night 103

  • 2 days ago
  • 19 views

“The Prodigy” never had a shot. Yair Rodriguez entered as one of the shining future stars for the UFC, and he performed up to that billing. B.J. Penn was ousted without much trouble. Rodriguez’s spee read news >>

Sergio Pettis Takes the Win Over John Moraga (UFC Phoenix Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

Check out Sergio Pettis as he takes the win over John Moraga at UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn in Phoenix. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 draws 11,589 fans for gate north of $900,000 in Phoenix

  • 2 days ago
  • 3 views

PHOENIX – Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 103 event drew an announced attendance of 11,589 and a live gate of $913,372.75.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Penn vs. Rodriguez

  • 2 days ago
  • 10 views

Everything about UFC Fight Night 103 was awkward. Its place on the UFC's calendar, two weeks after a massive UFC 207 pay-per-view. Its Sunday night time slot, presumably lined up to accommodate Fox's read news >>

Yair Rodriguez Destroys BJ Penn (UFC Phoenix Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 22 views

Check out Yair Rodriguez's destruction of BJ Penn at UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn in Phoenix. read news >>

Ben Saunders Scores Controversial Win Over Court McGee (UFC Phoenix Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 views

Check out Ben Saunders' controversial victory over Court McGee at UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn in Phoenix. read news >>