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UFC 158 St-Pierre vs. Diaz Fighter Bonuses: Jake Ellenberger Takes Knockout of the Night

Posted on by Jeff Cain

TUFC 158 Poster PBP-GRAY-478x270he Ultimate Fighting Championship awarded $50,000 performance bonuses to three UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz fighters following the event at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday night.

The Fight of the Night bonus went to the co-main event fighters Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks.  The two top welterweight contenders fought to a decision in an action-packed war.  Hendricks’ wrestling was the difference in what was a Fight of the Year candidate.

Jake Ellenberger’s first-round knockout of Nate Marquardt earned him the Knockout of the Night award.  Ellenberger, known for his knockout punching power, landed a combination along the cage the knocked Marquardt down.  As Marquardt struggled to grab a leg, Ellenberger delivered a right hand that rendered him unconscious.

There was no Submission of the Night bonus for UFC 158 because there wasn’t a submission finish in the 12 fights on the card.

Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre retained his title in the main event with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz.  St-Pierre used his jab and wrestling ability to nullify Diaz’s offense.  All three scorecards read 50-47 for St-Pierre.

A total of $150,000 was awarded in bonus money following UFC 158.

UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Full Results:

Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Georges St-Pierre def. Nick Diaz by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
-Johny Hendricks def. Carlos Condit by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt by KO at 3:00, R1
-Chris Camozzi def. Nick Ring by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Mike Ricci def. Colin Fletcher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Patrick Cote def. Bobby Voelker by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Darren Elkins def. Antonio Carvalho by TKO at 3:06, R1
-Jordan Mein def. Dan Miller by TKO at 4:42, R1
-John Makdessi def. Daron Cruickshank by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Rick Story def. Quinn Mulhern by TKO at 3:05, R1
-T.J. Dillashaw def. Issei Tamura by KO at :26, R2
-George Roop def. Reuben Duran by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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  • doug

    Im confused, the bonus was $50k, but only two bonuses were given so how does that equal 150k? I know its pedantic to point this out. Before anyone pipes up that 150k total isnt made up of win bonuses or locker room bonuses other wise the figure would be much larger

    • http://twitter.com/Uncanny390 Timothy Malone

      Knockout of the Night winner gets 50,000, and then for Fight of the Night both the winner and loser are each given the money, so that’s another 100,000.