At the post-UFC 78 press conference the traditional bonuses for Knockout of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Fight of the Night were announced. The four fighters who were awarded the bonuses will receive an additional $55,000:
Submission of the Night: Akihiro Gono earned the submission of the night bonus for his armbar submission of Tamdan McCrory in round two of their preliminary bout.
Knockout of the Night: Ed Herman’s knockout of 50-fight veteran Joe Doerksen early in round number three earned him an additional $55,000.
Fight of the Night: Chris Lytle and Thiago Alves were each awarded $55,000 for their controversial but exciting fight which ended by doctor stoppage at the end of round two due to a cut Lytle received above his eye.