It was a rare night tonight at UFC 163 as all three bonuses went to fighters on the evening’s preliminary card. Anthony Perosh, Sergio Moraes, Ian McCall, and Iliarde Santos all earned $50,000 extra for their efforts tonight in Rio de Janeiro. The bonuses were announced at the UFC 163 post fight press conference.
Perosh earns $50K for “KOTN”
Anthony Perosh picked up “Knockout of the Night” for his stunning victory over Vinny Magalhães in tonight’s FX featured bout. The Australian fighter caught the Brazilian reaching up for a tie and cracked him with a short punch before finishing him on the ground. The bonus is Perosh’s first in the UFC.
Moraes Snags “SOTN”
Sergio Moraes earned “Submission of the Night” for his impressive mounted triangle finish of Neil Magny. Moraes would lock up the triangle early in the first and used a barrage of elbows to allow him time to properly lock the hold on the ankle and finish the choke. The bonus was the first of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil finalist’s UFC career.
McCall and Santos Battle to “FOTN”
Flyweights Ian McCall and Iliarde Santos earned $50K apiece tonight for exciting bout on tonight’s FX card. The two fighters got the televised action off to a strong start with both fighters performing well in Rio. The bonus was the first of Santos’ UFC career and McCall’s second.