UFC officials handed out the customary $50,000 bonuses for Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night honors at UFC San Antonio with main eventers Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens taking top honors. more
Mo money, mo problems.
UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, 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.
Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens threw down for five rounds on Saturday night. And they've earned an extra $50,000 for their efforts.
Swanson scored his sixth straight victory over the game Stephens, who hung in there despite an apparent broken hand suffered early in the fight. Swanson took a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio.
That was enough to land the duo Fight of the Night honors and give each an extra $50K.
That marked Stephens' fourth bonus in his pas more
Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens earned "Fight of the Night" honours for their five-round main event battle, while Carlos Diego Ferreira and Ray Borg both won performance bonuses for their submission wins on the prelims. The UFC's second fight card of the day may not have had as many stoppages as it's predecessor, but overall it was an entertaining night of fights that featured some entertaining scraps and a few slick submissions to boot.
While most fans and pundits did not expect the main event more
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But by the fourth round Weidman began to fade. M more
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