The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $70,000 bonus checks for in-Octagon performances at “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez.”
14,856 spectators filled the Honda Center in Anaheim to witness bonus cash-winning performances by Cain Velasquez, Daniel Roberts, Diego Sanchez and Paulo Thiago.
Knockout of the Night honors went to Velasquez for his main event technical knockout of former UFC heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar.
The Submission of the Night award went to Daniel Roberts for his guillotine choke win over Mike “The Joker” Guymon in preliminary action.
Fight of the Night bonus money was awarded to Diego Sanchez and Paulo Thiago for their back and forth welterweight battle that resulted in a unanimous decision win for Sanchez.
Total bonus money awarded following UFC 121 was $280,000.