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UFC FN 68: Dustin Poirier Among Four Fighters to Score Extra $50K

Dustin Poirier

UFC Fight Night 68 proved to be a big night for Dustin Poirier, as not only did he score an impressive win his hometown state, he picked up an extra $50,000 while doing so.

Poirier earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus for taking out lightweight Yancy Medeiros in the opening round with a brutal flurry of strikes.

The night’s other “POTN” award and $50K went to Shawn Jordan, for his jaw dropping, stoppage win over Derrick Lewis. Jordan dropped the heavyweight with a hook kick, yes, that’s right, before finishing the deal with punches.

“Fight of the Night” was awarded to Brian Ortega and Thiago Tavares for their¬†bloody, gruelling and action filled scrap. Ortega won the bout by stopping the featherweight¬†with ground-and-pound strikes in round three.

UFC FN 68 went down at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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