UFC 158 Bonuses: Johny Hendricks, Carlos Condit, Jake Ellenberger Pocket $50,000


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Three men walked away from UFC 158 with an additional $50,000 on Saturday night, as Johny Hendricks, Carlos Condit and Jake Ellenberger were awarded post-fight bonuses.

Condit and Hendricks took home “Fight of the Night” honors for their exciting welterweight co-headliner, while Ellenberger earned “Knockout of the Night” for his first-round finish of Nate Marquardt. Since no fights ended via submission, no “Submission of the Night” bonus was handed out.

UFC 158 took place at Bell Centre in Montreal and saw UFC welterweight king Georges St. Pierre retain his title in a five-round unanimous decision victory over ex-Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz.

Ellenberger, 27, engaged Marquardt on equal ground early in their main card affair, looking to find a home for his well-documented punching power while “The Great” chipped away with kicks to Ellenberger’s legs and body. “The Juggernaut” finally found his mark midway through the frame, catching the former King of Pancrase with a solid combination that dropped Marquardt to his knees, where his lights were then quickly turned out with a hard right hand to the temple.

Hendricks let his intentions be known right off the bat in his pivotal showdown with Condit, using his heavy left hook to aggressively pursue “The Natural Born Killer” in the first two frames while periodically planting Condit on the mat with takedowns. Though Condit put forth a great effort throughout the contest and rallied in the third frame, it was ultimately Hendricks who found himself the new No. 1 contender when the judges’ scores were read.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 82 views

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is one step ahead of the game. After dropping a controversial decision to then champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 in November, Hendricks scored a five-round decision victory over Robbie Lawler to take St-Pierre's forfeited title at UFC 171 March. Yet to make his first defense as champion, Hendricks believes he's already taken care of that. "There's a sense of me that I sort of felt like Robbie Lawler was my title defense because of the Georges St-Pier more

  • 26 days ago
  • 40 views

Rumor has it that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has spent some of his time away from the cage adding some extra muscle. St-Pierre first got the rumor-mill going when he posted this photo, captioned "Working on putting on some muscle mass," onto his Instagram profile: MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani later confirmed on Twitter. It turns out that current UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks doesn’t care—there’s no way he sees himself losing to St-Pierre, 200 pounds or not, for more

  • 26 days ago
  • 62 views

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks cleared to begin training and is looking forward to working his way through the contenders in the division. With his time on the sidelines close to running out, Johny Hendricks is looking forward to getting back into the octagon to defend his title. The welterweight champion may have won the title very recently in his last octagon outing, but he believes that contest against Robbie Lawler served as his first title defense because he was robbed of the tit more

  • 26 days ago
  • 24 views

UFC welterweight kingpin Johny Hendricks drops in for an update on his injury status, but also adds, "If Dana says, ‘Johny, want to fight Chris Weidman?’ I’m not going to say no.” more

  • 21 days ago
  • 80 views

Ben Askren attended a UFC event, and he kept calling out Johny Hendricks while both were at the arena. Ben Askren was in Vegas at a UFC event and was cornering one of his teammates at The Ultimate Fighter 19: Finale. That didn't stop him from calling out and making fun of the current UFC welterweight champion in Johny Hendricks, along with taking some jabs at Dana White for passing on signing him. Check out his series of tweets below: @danawhite ducking my heckling by sitting in the opposite sid more

  • 7 days ago
  • 320 views

From Yahoo Sports: Hendricks has had plenty of time to think about Georges St-Pierre and all other comers while recovering from a bicep injury. more

  • 7 days ago
  • 667 views

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks can point to one reason why he thinks a rematch with now-retired titleholder Georges St-Pierre is in the future.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has Reebok. Now, Robbie Lawler, the division’s potential No. 1 contender, has Adidas. more

  • 2 days ago
  • 254 views

The next challenger for Johny Hendricks and his welterweight championship will be determined tonight (Sat., July 26, 2014) in the main event of UFC on Fox 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, as Robbie Lawler takes on Matt Brown. more