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UFC Fight Night 124 bonuses: Darren Elkins' latest crazy comeback was worth an extra $50,000

ST. LOUIS – Jeremy Stephens, Dooho Choi, Darren Elkins and Marco Polo Reyes each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 124 event.

Elkins and Reyes picked up “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Stephens and Choi took home “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners after the card, which MMAjunkie attended.

Stephens (27-14 MMA, 14-13 UFC) and Choi (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) slugged it out from the get-go in the featherweight main event. And Choi had plenty of success in the first round – even taking the round on two of the three judges’ scorecards. But in the second, Stephens caught him flush with a right hand and put him on the canvas. And there, he decimated the young up-and-comer with big elbows and fists to get the stoppage.

Elkins (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) ran his winning streak to six straight in the featherweight division with a second-round submission of Michael Johnson (17-13 MMA, 9-9 UFC). In typical “Damage” fashion, he took a bunch of it in the first round. But in the second, he got a takedown early, then took Johnson’s back when he tried to work back to his feet. From there, he sank in a rear-naked choke that forced Johnson to tap – for his third straight stoppage loss.

The bonus was Elkins’ second in his past three fights. He also picked up $50,000 for another comeback victory – his third-round knockout of Mirsad Bektic at UFC 209 10 months ago, which also got him “Comeback of the Year” honors in 2017 from MMAjunkie.

Reyes (8-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) came out swinging with Matt Frevola (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) right away and knocked the UFC newcomer’s mouthpiece out. After a restart, Reyes got back going quickly and put together a big combination that ultimately finished Frevola off with a big right hand.

UFC Fight Night 124 took place at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, and it aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 124, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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