UFC on FOX 14 left 30,000 Swedish fans disappointed at the outcome of the main event, as Anthony Johnson upset the home country favorite, Alexander Gustafsson. There was no one fight that stood out, though, and, as such, UFC president Dana White decided that they would hand out four Performance of the Night bonuses and forego the Fight of the Night award.
Leading the charge, of course, was main eventer Johnson, who has taken the utmost advantage of his UFC return, working his way into a No. 1 contender’s fight and upsetting Gustafsson, who had been working for a year-and-a-half to get into a rematch with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
It took Johnson little more than two minutes to use his power to batter Gustafsson around the Octagon and finish him off with a flurry of ground and pound. The stoppage also earned him one of the four $50,000 fighter bonuses.
The stoppage may have been deemed early by some, but Gegard Mousasi took a significant step towards returning to title contention on Saturday night. He scored a one-minute-ten-second TKO stoppage of former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson in earning his Performance bonus.
The two other $50,000 bonuses went to prelim fighters Makwan Amirkhani and Kenny Robertson. Amirkhani scored an eight-second knockout of Andy Ogle, while it took Robertson two minutes and forty-two seconds to stop Sultan Aliev.