Following one of the most fantastic knockouts in UFC history, Anderson Silva was handed a $75,000 bonus on top of retaining the middleweight belt at UFC 126 on Saturday night.
The bonuses were announced by UFC president Dana White at the UFC 126 post fight press conference.
In addition to Silva getting his bonus, new top light heavyweight contender Jon “Bones” Jones walked out with an additional $75,000 for his Submission of the Night over formerly undefeated Ryan Bader.
Fight of the Night went to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Paul Kelly, with each of them taking home an additional $75,000. Cerrone is a multiple time winner of the award between his time in the WEC and now in the UFC.