Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio Silva and Bobby Green took home the extra earnings.
Fight of the Night honors went to the main event fighters. Jose Aldo defended his UFC featherweight title in a hard fought war with former UFC lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar. The fight went the distance with Aldo doing enough in the early rounds to garner a unanimous decision.
The Knockout of the Night came in the heavyweight division. Antonio “Big Foot” Silva derailed Alistair Overeem’s title hopes with a third round knockout over the accomplished striker.
The Submission of the Night bonus was awarded to Bobby Green who submitted Jacob Volkmann in preliminary action that aired on FX. Volkmann saw early success, but as the fight wore on, Green took over the fight and ended it with a rear naked choke.
Total bonus money awarded following UFC 256: Aldo vs. Edgar totaled $200,000.
UFC 156: Edgar vs. Aldo Results:
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
-Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva def. Alistair Overeem by KO at :25, R3
-Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (on FX):
-Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron by KO at :36, R1
-Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:25, R3
-Isaac Vallie-Fla3gg def. Yves Edwards by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (on Facebook):
-Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:50, R3
-Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa by TKO at 4:20, R2
Mike Perry won with a devastating knockout at UFC Fight Night 116 and pocketed an extra $50,000 for his effort.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC's return to Rotterdam wasn't the splashiest of fight cards, but it delivered with numerous finishes and exciting battles. Proving their worth as the headlining bout, heavyweight contenders Al read news >>
“Fight of the Night” honors also went to Jeremy Stephens and Gilbert Melendez,Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the winners of the fighter bonuses following Saturday's UFC Fight Night 116 event in Pittsburgh. Mike Perry, Gregor Gillespie, Jason Gonzalez, and Uriah H read news >>
Daniel Cormier understands and agrees with why he is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. He just has a hard time reconciling it emotionally. read news >>
Two impressive stoppage victories at UFC Fight Night 115 were worthy of $50,000 bonuses.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Check out some of the top performances from the main card fighters of UFC 215: Johnson vs. Borg. read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the bonus winners from UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 following Saturday's event in Edmonton, Canada. Rafael dos Anjos, Henry Cejudo, Jeremy Stephens and Gil read news >>
Saturday’s UFC 215 attendance drew an announced sellout crowd for the promotion’s debut in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes put her belt on the line against Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was the second time the two met in the Octagon, and it read news >>