The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $65,000 bonus checks for “UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II” performances in the Octagon with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Alan Belcher, Jeremy Stephens and Sam Stout taking home the bonus cash.
Knockout of the Night went to the new UFC light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for his knockout win of Lyoto Machida in the night’s main event.
Avenging the controversial decision loss to Machida at UFC 104, Rua was more aggressive with his punches and eventually landed an overhand right that sent Machida to the canvas where Rua finished with punches rendering the former champion unconscious.
Submission of the Night honors were granted to Alan Belcher for his rear naked choke win over Canadian Patrick Cote in the first televised fight of the UFC 113 pay-per-view broadcast. Belcher picked Cote up and slammed him on his face and immediately took his opponent’s back and sunk in a rear naked choke forcing Cote to tap.
Fight of the Night bonus money went to Jeremy Stephens and Sam Stout who put on a three round war with Stephens landing the power shots and Stout continuously moving forward and pressing the pace. Stephens pulled out a split decision victory.
The total bonus money handed out at UFC 113 was $260,000.