UFC 121 bonuses and awards for 'Lesnar vs Velasquez' PPV fights


UFC 121: "Lesnar vs. Velasquez" from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, 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 $70,000 each.

The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's leaving Orange County with second sack of simoleons.

The "Cain Train" is pulling out of the station with the UFC heavyweight belt and a cool 70k to pad it with thanks to Cain Velasquez's "Knockout of the Night" over Brock Lesnar.

The former champ tried to bumrush the undefeated challenger to open the fight, but couldn't keep his chin out of harm's way and resorted to the tried-and-true turtle defense to run out the clock.

Referee Herb Dean wasn't having it.

In other action, Paulo Thiago tried to send Diego Sanchez back to the lightweight division for good. Unfortunately the "Nightmare" had other ideas.

The Brazilian was active with his submissions, but just couldn't repel the relentless assault from Sanchez, who took home the unanimous decision win and a boatload of green that he earned in his "Fight of the Night" against the B.O.P.E. supercop.

Rounding out the post-fight awards was Daniel Roberts. The "Ninja" made a "Joker" out of Mike Guymon, wrapping him up in an Anaconda choke and squeezing a "Submission of the Night" from him on the untelevised portion of the preliminary card.

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 121:

Fight of the NightDiego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago
Knockout of the Night — Cain Velasquez
Submission of the Night — Daniel Roberts

Again, each fighter received $70,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.

For complete UFC 121 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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