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UFN 18 News and Notes: Bonuses, Attendance, Injuries, and More

  • octagonRyan Bader likely suffered a torn MCL and possibly a torn ACL in his unanimous decision UFC Fight Night 18 victory over Carmelo Marrero.
  • Tyson Griffin, Rafael dos Anjos, Aaron Simpson, and Rob Kimmons each received $30,000 bonuses for their UFN 18 performances on Wednesday at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Griffin and dos Anjos were awarded “Fight of the Night” for their main card brawl that saw Griffin emerge victorious via unanimous decision. Simpson took home “Knockout of the Night” by default with his first-round TKO of Tim McKenzie on the evening’s preliminary card, the only knockout of the card. Rob Kimmons put Joe Vedepo to sleep on the undercard to score “Submission of the Night”.
  • Steve Steinbeiss, who was to square off with Ryan Jensen at Fight Night 18 before the fight was called off yesterday, was paid his guaranteed salary and win bonus by the UFC.
  • UFN 18 recorded a record-setting official attendance of 10,267, topping UFC Fight Night 15 for the highest “Fight Night” attendance. The event generated a live gate of $626,077, falling short of the $753,429 record held by UFN 13.

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