LAS VEGAS – Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Lyoto Machida and Rob Font each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 175 event.Filed under: News, UFC more
Mo money, mo problems.
UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four of the 20 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's heading home with a second sack of simoleons.
Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida didn't simply put on one of the best title fights of the year in the main event at UFC 175, they also each earned $50,000 by claiming the Fight of the Night bonus for their five-round war.
Weidman, 30, took the fight to Machida early and often. He backed up the Brazilian by applying constant pressure through three rounds, which allowed him to avoid Machida's best strikes and throw kicks along with hand combinations.
But by the fourth round Weidman began to fade. M more
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