The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from the UFC 209 pay-per-view event following Saturday’s event in Las Vegas. Darren Elkins, Iuri Alcantara, David Teymur, and Lando Vannata were awarded the $50,000 performance-based incentives.
Fight of the Night honors went to the co-main event fighters, lightweights Teymur and Vannata. The two put on an incredible striking display and showed their durability in the back-and-forth battle. The judges scored the fight for Teymur by unanimous decision with all three judges scorecards showing 30-27, but the scorecards didn’t reflect how close of a fight that it was.
Elkins took home a Performance of the Night bonus for his third-round finish of Mirsad Bektic. Elkins took damage in the fight. He was bloodied when he landed a right hand followed by a head kick to finish Bektic late in the fight. The combination banked him a bonus.
Alcantara earned the second Performance of the Night award for his come from behind win over Luke Sanders on the preliminary fight card. Alcantara was in a bad spot, on his back with Sanders landing shots. He spun and isolated a leg and finished the fight with a kneebar.
UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 featured 11 fights. Five fights went the distance, four ended in knockouts, and two were submission finishes.