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UFC London Fighter Bonuses: Alexander Gustafsson Takes Home $100,000

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Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox 5The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the performance-based fighter bonuses following UFC Fight Night 37 at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.  Alexander Gustafsson brought home two bonuses totaling $100,000, while Jimi Manuwa and Gunner Nelson each took home $50,000 in bonus money.

Fight of the Night honors went to the main event fighters Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa.  Gustafsson ended Manuwa’s 14-fight winning streak in the second round.  He moved in with a well-placed knee that wobbled Manuwa.  The top 205-pound contender followed up with a series of uppercuts until Manuwa crumbled under the pressure.

Gustafsson was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus for the technical knockout win.

Gunner Nelson received the other Performance of the Night award for his first-round submission of Omari Akhmedov that kicked off the main card.  After gauging his range and timing, Nelson landed a straight left hand that hurt Akhmedov and set up a takedown.  He quickly advanced to the mount position and softened up the Russian with punches and elbows.  As Akhmedov worked to get back to his feet, Nelson locked on a guillotine choke forcing Akhmedov to tap out.

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