UFC on Fuel TV 8 Fighter Bonuses: Wanderlei Silva Tops List of Bonus Winners

March 3, 2013
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Wanderlei Silva at UFC 87Eight of UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann’s first nine bouts went to a decision, leaving little wiggle room for company officials to award post-fight bonuses.

The final two bouts change everything.

Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann promised a knockdown, dragout brawl, and that’s exactly what they delivered. Each fighter crushed the other with an all-out blitz of punches in the first round, but it was Silva that channeled the “Axe Murderer” of old, connecting with a big right hand that put Stann out cold.

Silva is not a fighter that wins every fight because he’s always going for broke. That’s what fans love about him, however, and that’s what scored him a $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus.

Stann wasn’t left out in the cold, though. He and Silva also earned Fight of the Night honors for their bone-crunching battle, each man earning $50,000 for that honor.

Silva walked away with a total of $100,000 in bonus money.

There were no submission at UFC on Fuel TV 8, but Mark Hunt scored a second knockout bonus on the night. He fought a back-and-forth affair with rising heavyweight talent Stefan Struve, eventually cracking him across the temple with a big right hand, and then sending the seven-footer crashing to the canvas with his patented left hook.

The UFC doled out a total of $200,000 in announced post-fight bonus money.

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  • el che

    PRIDE lives on!
    fycking yeah…

    nostalgic tears of joy for Wandy’s KO win***

  • Derek Lemaster

    Outstanding night of fights! Hats off to all the fighters for delivering!

  • Chris M

    co main and main event were awesome

    • Supaman

      yeah, the fights were awesome… judging was terrible.

  • Tru

    Didn’t bonuses start at 75k and now they’re down to 50k? With all that money Dana makes you would think bonus $$$ would go up

    • BobLemons

      75k on PPV’s I think.

    • Azazel

      Bonus money is based upon the overall gate I believe,

  • George Sperry

    2nd KO of the night bonus? Is this a new bonus?

    • Azazel

      No, its because they didnt give out a SOTN , they have done this in the past too.