UFC Fight Night 21: "Florian vs. Gomi" from the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., 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 $30,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four fighters on the card. And it should not surprise you which combatants are leaving the "Tar Heel" with a little extra green.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded lightweight brawlers Ross Pearson and Dennis Siver with "Fight of the Night" for their action-packed, three-round war that set the tone for the televised main card.
Roy "Big Country" Nelson kept the momentum rolling with a huge finish, literally, of the 6'11" Stefan Struve to earn "Knockout of the Night." It wasn't a clean KO, but it was certainly an impressive stoppage -- he was nearly a foot shorter than "Sky Scraper."
And last but not least, Kenny Florian earned "Submission of the Night" for dousing the flames of the "Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi in the main event of the evening.
Before sinking in the textbook rear naked choke in round three, Florian frustrated and outboxed the former Pride FC champion for the entire fight. When the lightweight fight eventually hit the floor, it was literally over in a matter of seconds.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC Fight Night 21:
Fight of the Night — Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver
Submission of the Night — Kenny Florian
Knockout of the Night — Roy Nelson
Again, each fighter received $30,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.