UFC Awards $75,000 Fighter Bonuses for UFC 140

December 11, 2011
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Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida

Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida

The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $75,000 bonuses for in-Octagon performances following UFC 140 on Saturday. Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Frank Mir and Chang Sung Jung took home the bonus money.

Fight of the Night honors went to the main event light heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida. Machida got the better of the exchanges in the first round and was having success counter-striking the champion. Jones secured a takedown in the second round and opened up a cut on Machida’s forehead. Jones dropped him with a left hand and then choked him unconscious with a standing guillotine choke to retain the title.

Chang Sung Jung was awarded Knockout of the Night for his seven-second knockout of Mark Hominick. Hominick missed with a left hook and Jung landed a counter right hand that sent Hominick crashing to the canvas. Jung pounced and quickly finished with strikes on the ground.

The Submission of the Night bonus was awarded to Frank Mir for his first round submission of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Mir fought back from the brink of being finished after taking damage from Nogueira’s boxing. On the ground, Mir secured a kimura. Nogueira tried to fend it off but his arm was either broken or dislocated forcing a stop to the fight. Nogueira had never been submitted in his storied mixed martial arts career.

The total bonus money granted following UFC 140 was $300,000.


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