Rafael dos Anjos has an extra $50,000 to enjoy with the UFC Lightweight Championship, as the veteran earned a “Performance of the Night” for his dominant, decision win at UFC 185.
Dos Anjos showcased his striking and grappling to outscore Anthony Pettis throughout five rounds, and secured the lightweight title with a unanimous decision win.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk also earned a “POTN” and $50K, for her stoppage victory over Carla Esparza. The victory also came with the strawweight belt.
The other “POTN” bonuses went to lightweights Beneil Dariush and Ross Pearson for their victories over Daron Cruickshank and Sam Stout respectively. Dariush won the bout via a second round, rear-naked-choke, and Pearson took out Stout with a booming left hook in round two.
UFC 185 was hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.