UFC 124 went down as a huge success for the promotion, Montreal, and the fighters. Over $300,000 was handed out after the event to the post-fight award winners.
The “Fight of the Night” was selected for the first time ever by the fans. They voted for Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck for the winner and both will receive $100,000. Following the event, UFC president Dana White admitted it wasn’t his choice and it would be the last time the fans would have the opportunity to vote for the award.
The UFC president said he would be taking care of Sean Pierson and Matt Riddle for their fight, which is what he voted for to get the bonus.
“Knockout of the Night” went to Mac Danzig, who pocketed $100,000 for his performance. Danzig dropped Joe Stevenson with a big punch that put him face first on the canvas to get the win and a bonus.
Mark Bocek and Jim Miller both pulled off amazing submissions and thus they will split the “Submission of the Night” bonus, with each getting $50,000. Bocek landed a slick triangle choke to finish Dustin Hazelett, and Miller cranked a nasty kneebar to put away Charles Oliveira.
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