UFC 135 Post Fight Bonuses Get $75,000 Each

September 25, 2011
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Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes at UFC 135

Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes lock horns at UFC 135

Following another action packed night at UFC 135, several fighters took home a $75,000 bonus check for their performances.

The Fight of the Night honors went to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his opponent, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, for their main event bout. Jones finished Jackson with a rear naked choke in the fourth round to cap off his first title defense.

The Knockout of the Night bonus of $75,000 went to former Ultimate Fighter competitor Josh Koscheck, who ended UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ night with a vicious knockout on the ground at the end of round one to stop the fight.

Koscheck took the fight on short notice, but didn’t waste any time putting Hughes away in what may be the final bout of his storied career.

The Submission of the Night honors and a $75,000 bonus check went to Nate Diaz for his armbar victory over former Pride legend Takanori Gomi. Diaz put Gomi away in the first round in his return to the UFC’s lightweight division.

  • The main event was a great fight but Mart Hunt vs Ben rothwell was fight of the night

  • Bob

    Hunt and Rothwell put on an awful performance! They looked like two drunks fighting outside a bar! When I seen the fight card I was surprised that Dana put two heavy weight fights on the main card-

    heavy weights + altitude = awful fight!

  • MrAdidas

    michaelharper: Ughhh NO! Hunt Vs. Rothwell was good action for the 1st two Rounds but the 3rd was a joke. No $75 000 bonus for fighting 2 out of 3 rounds.

    BOB: You are 100% right, WTF was Dana thinking?!? It would be different if he had Cain, dos Antos or Brock fighting at the mile high city.