The UFC made four fighters particularly happy tonight with $50,000 bonuses. Fighters T.J. Grant, Glover Teixeira, Mark Hunt, and Junior dos Santos all earned bonuses tonight. UFC president Dana White announced the bonuses after the fight.
T.J. Grant picked up “Knockout of the Night” for his knockout of Gray Maynard tonight at UFC 160. The bout secured him a shot at UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. White stated that he was originally going to give the bonus to Dos Santos but that boxing legend Mike Tyson told him he should give it to Grant. The bonus is Grant’s third in the UFC.
Glover Teixeira picked up “Submission of the Night” for his arm-in guillotine finish of James Te Huna. Despite it being the lone submission of the night, the choke was definitely deserving of the award. The bonus is Teixeira’s first in the UFC.
Picking up “Fight of the Night” was tonight’s co-main event between former UFC champion Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt. The explosive battle was punctuated by a wheel kick finish by the Brazilian. The bonus was Dos Santos’ fourth and Hunt’s second in the UFC.
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