UFC 195 Fighter Bonuses: Robbie Lawler Logs Another Fight of the Night Award

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Las Vegas on Saturday night for its fourth event in its home city inside of the past 30 days.

UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit kicked off the New Year in style with several exciting finishes for UFC officials to choose from for the traditional post-fight awards, which are accompanied by $50,000 bonus checks for the honorees.Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit

Saving the best for last, after a five-round epic battle to start 2016, it was no surprise to anyone that Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit won Fight of the Night honors.

The two battled back and forth for five rounds, leaving fans and pundits deeply divided over who won the fight. In the end, the split-decision nod went to the champion, Lawler, who kept the welterweight belt around his waist.

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Stipe Miocic earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his first-round finish of second ranked Andrei Arlovski in the fight card’s co-main event.

Miocic stunned the former champion with a short right hand and dropped Arlovski with a follow-up combination.  He finished with a series of left  hands forcing referee Herb Dean to stop the action.  With the win, Miocic solidified himself as the top contender in the heavyweight division.

Bantamweight Michael McDonald earned a Performance of the Night award for his second-round submission on the preliminary card.  McDonald had been out of action for two years prior to Saturday.  The former title contender took Masanori Kanehara’s back early in the second frame and locked on a rear-naked choke that forced the Japanese fighter to tap out.

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