Four fighters at UFC Fight Night 28 earned bonuses for their performances tonight at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizante, Minais Gerais, Brazil. Glover Teixeira, Piotr Hallmann, Rafael Natal, and Tor Troeng all pocketed $50,000 for their efforts.
Teixeira Earns “Knockout of the Night”
UFC light heavyweight challenger Glover Teixeira pocketed $50K in front of his home crowd for his knockout victory over Ryan Bader in tonight’s main event. Teixeira bounced back from the edge of defeat to connect on a brutal combo that shut the lights off for Bader. The bonus is Teixeira’s second in the UFC.
Hallmann Taps Trinaldo for “Submission of the Night”
Piotr Hallmann earned $50,000 for “Submission of the Night” the hard way tonight Brazil. Hallmann was battered in the first round with vicious kicks to the body that dropped him multiple times. The Polish fighter held on however, and rallied to get the kimura victory in the second round to secure a successful UFC debut.
Natal and Troeng nab “Fight of the Night”
Rafael Natal and Tor Troeng picked up “Fight of the Night” for their hard-hitting bout on tonight’s FOX Sports 1 main card. Early in the first and second rounds it appeared Natal was on his way a “Knockout of the Night” bonus but TUF 17’s Troeng just refused to go away and battled back each time. While the decision was never really in doubt, Troeng’s gutsy performance elevated the bouts’ standing on the card.