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

UFC on FOX 23 bonuses: Valentina Shevchenko, Jorge Masvidal among $50,000 extra winners

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

DENVER – All four main-card winners picked up $50,000 extra checks for their performances at UFC on FOX 23 on Saturday night. [autotag]Valentina Shevchenko[/autotag], [autotag]Jorge Masvidal[/autotag read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 bonuses: 'Korean Zombie' among extra $50,000 winners

  • 14 days ago
  • 7 views

HOUSTON – Chan Sung Jung, Marcel Fortuna, Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 104 event. Jung and Fortuna earned “Performance of the read news >>

'Jacare' Souza Earns $50,000 for Submitting Tim Boetsch (UFC 208 Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from UFC 208 following Saturday's event in Brooklyn, New York. read news >>

UFC 208 bonuses: With the only finish on the card, naturally 'Jacare' Souza got an extra $50,000

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Ronaldo Souza, Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 208 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 208 bonuses: Who got extra $$$?

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

See who went home with the extra cash in performance bonuses from UFC 208. read news >>

UFC 208 Holm vs. de Randamie Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

  • 7 days ago
  • 7 views

And...first! Germaine de Randamie is the new, and inaugural, UFC women's featherweight champion. She got the unanimous decision to get her hand raised against former UFC bantamweight champion Holly H read news >>

UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie Post-Fight Press Conference Replay | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

The big winners from the UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie pay-per-view event fielded questions from the media following Saturday's event at the Barclays Center. read news >>

Do the UFC 208 Scorecards Leave Winners Shadowed by Doubt? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 26 views

While UFC 208 was historic in that it crowned the inaugural UFC women's featherweight champion, its main and co-main event bouts were shadowed in controversy. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie

  • 14 days ago
  • 5 views

The Korean Zombie scored a major victory against the notion of ring rust to close out Saturday night's main card at UFC Fight Night 104. After three-and-a-half years away from the Octagon, Chan Sung read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko Earns Bonus for Submitting Julianna Pena (UFC Denver Fighter Bonuses) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from Saturday's UFC Denver during the post-fight press conference at the Pepsi Center. read news >>