Carlos Diego Ferreira earned a bonus for his finish at UFC 177. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com


It wasn’t the main event everyone expected, but that didn’t stop T.J. Dillashaw from putting on a show.

The bantamweight champion pocketed a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his victory over Joe Soto in the UFC 177 main event at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday night. Soto went toe-to-toe with the Team Alpha Male product for four entertaining rounds, but Dillashaw finally put the Bellator veteran away with a right head kick and straight left 2:20 into round five. Soto took the bout on one day’s notice when Renan Barao fainted during his weight cut on Friday.

Elsewhere, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Ramsey Nijem each earned a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus for their lightweight scrap. While Nijem was able to take his foe down and land some ground-and-pound in the opening frame, a counter right hook from Ferreira in the second floored “The Ultimate Fighter 13” finalist. A flurry of follow-up blows sealed the win for Ferreira 1:53 into the period.

Yancy Medeiros captured the evening’s other $50,000 performance award, as he tapped out short-notice adversary Damon Jackson with a reverse bulldog choke 1:54 into the second round of their lightweight clash. The Hawaiian trapped Jackson along the fence, locked in a guillotine and then transitioned to the fight-ending maneuver when “The Leech” attempted to escape.

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

Related News

Luis Henrique da Silva expected to fight at UFC Fight Night 107 – just not against Ion Cutelaba

  • 9 days ago
  • 9 views

Brazil’s “Frankenstein” had his next assignment in short order with a chance to get back on track following the first loss of his pro career. Then it quickly fell apart.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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

  • 16 days ago
  • 32 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

  • 16 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 >>

Stefan Struve Out of UFC Fight Night Heavyweight Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 17 views

Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve were expected to headline the Feb. 19 Fight Night event in Cananda, but an injury has broken up the bout. read news >>

Michelle Waterson Takes Home Bonus for Choking Out Paige VanZant (UFC on FOX 22 Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 13 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the winners of the UFC on Fox 22 fighter bonuses during the event's post-fight press conference in Sacramento. read news >>

UFC on FOX 22 bonuses: Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana nabs 'Fight of the Night' honors

  • 29 days ago
  • 13 views

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michelle Waterson, Paul Craig, Leslie Smith and Irene Aldana each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 22 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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

  • 7 hours 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 Earns Bonus for Destruction of BJ Penn (UFC Phoenix Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 hours ago
  • 2 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 video highlights: Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn

  • 6 hours ago
  • 18 views

Things went pretty much just as most people expected for Yair Rodriguez in Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 103 main event. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC on FOX 22 salaries: Urijah Faber ($320K), Sage Northcutt ($60K) earn top payouts

  • 28 days ago
  • 67 views

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In his final fight before retirement, Urijah Faber earned the highest disclosed payout at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 22 event.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>