If you watched UFC 180 then you had to know Fabricio Werdum was a likely candidate to score a bonus, and following his stoppage win over Mark Hunt, that’s exactly what happened.
Werdum earned a “Performance of the Night”, and an extra $50,000, for stopping Hunt with a vicious knee and follow up shots in round two. Werdum also picked up the interim heavyweight title with the win.
Kelvin Gastelum was the other “POTN” winner, as the welterweight received the award for tapping out Jake Ellenberger with a first round, rear-naked-choke.
“Fight of the Night”, and an extra $50 g’s, went to bantamweights Henry Briones and Guido Cannetti. Briones won that fight by tapping out Cannetti with a rear-naked-choke in round two.
UFC 180 was hosted by the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City.