UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 came to an unfortunate conclusion on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but there were still numerous performances that deserved some extra notoriety
UFC officials thought so as well, handing out $75,000 instead of the usual $50,000 for the post-fight accolades.
Having now scored impressive knockout finishes in his last two fights over highly ranked fighters in Alistair Overeem in his last fight and Josh Barnett at UFC 168 on Saturday night, Travis Browne took home the Knockout of the Night honors.
He drilled Barnett with a knee to the face as Barnett shot in for a takedown and then finished him off with a series of elbows to the side of the head for the knockout.
Co-main event fighter and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was the big bonus winner on the night.
While she and opponent Miesha Tate each got a bonus for their Fight of the Night performance, Rousey also secured the Submission of the Night bonus.
Tate took Rousey into the deepest waters of his career, finally forcing the Olympic judoka into the third round of a fight, but Rousey kept her string of armbar victories intact, ratcheting her unbeaten streak to eight consecutive professional fights.
The UFC awarded a total of $300,000 in post-fight award bonuses on Saturday night.