UFC 99: "The Comeback" from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $60,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 24 fighters on the card. And it shouldn’t come as a shock whose wallets are leaving "The Fatherland" a little heavier.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva "Fight of the Night" for their gritty back-and-forth 195-pound war. It was a bout that saw Franklin survive a second round scare to come back and do just enough to eek out the unanimous decision victory.
It was a special attraction that delivered on all fronts.
Mike Swick earned "Knockout of the Night" with his second round TKO over Ben Saunders. "Quick" lived up to his nickname with a blistering combo that rocked the "Killa-B" and put him down for the count.
Swick now moves to 9-1 inside the Octagon and can't be far from a title shot -- or at least a number one contender match in the near future.
"Submission of the Night" went to British grappling whiz Terry Etim for his Brabo choke over Sacramento native Justin Buchholz. Etim improves to 4-2 under the UFC banner and moves himself up a notch on the lightweight ladder.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 99:
Fight of the Night — Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
Knockout of the Night — Mike Swick
Submission of the Night – Terry Etim
Again, each fighter received $60,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will more than likely never see because the event was held overseas.