UFC 157 Fighter Bonuses: Bermudez & Grice Lead List of $50,000 Bonus Winners


UFC 157 posterThe Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $50,000 bonuses for in-Octagon performances following UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night.

The Fight of the Night bonus money went to Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice, who put in their claims early for Fight of the Year. Bermudez had Grice in deep waters early on as he was able to land unanswered ground shots, but Grice fought back to control the latter stages of round one and round two.

With Grice tiring, Bermudez gave it his all in round three, and had Grice on the ropes multiple times, completely dominating him, but was unable to finish off the fight. Bermudez ended up claiming a split decision, while a draw would have been a fitting result.

Robbie Lawler banked the Knockout of the Night bonus award in his first UFC bout since 2004, as he scored a massive upset over Josh Koscheck with a first-round TKO finish.

Submission of the Night honors went to Kenny Robertson for his first-round leglock finish of Brock Jardine on the preliminary card.

The total money awarded in bonuses following UFC 157 totaled $200,000.

(Follow @AndrewPMMA on Twitter).

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

Related News

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

LAS VEGAS – Anthony Pettis, Josh Samman, Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 181 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

Anthony Pettis, Josh Samman, Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at UFC 181 on Saturday. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler fought another great fight, but Anthony Pettis led the UFC 181 fighter bonuses on Saturday night. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Check out who won extra $50,000 for their performances at UFC 181. The Pettis brothers are coming home with an extra $100,000 as both Sergio and Anthony Pettis picked up bonuses for their wins at UFC read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 11 views

Robbie Lawler is the UFC welterweight champion and he's one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport today. Let that sink in. The biggest news from UFC 181 (aside from the CM Punk signing) w read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

Carla Esparza not only became the first UFC women’s strawweight champion on Friday night, she also led the charge on the post-fight fighter bonuses. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Carla Esparza was awarded a performance bonus for her title winning submission of Rose Namajunas. An entertaining night of action culminated with an exciting inaugural women's strawweight title fight read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 views

PHOENIX – Ian Entwistle, Matt Mitrione, Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC on FOX 13 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic each earned a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” paycheck for their brutal five-round battle in the UFC on Fox 13 main event at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix read news >>