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.