UFC 115: "Liddell vs. Franklin" from the GM Place in Vancouver, Canada, 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 $85,000 each. That's not a typo.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four fighters on the card. And it may not surprise you which combatants are leaving British Columbia with a little extra green.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded welterweight competitors Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald "Fight of the Night" for their three rounds of back-and-forth action.
It was more than likely bittersweet for MacDonald, who was possibly on pace to get a win over the former WEC welterweight champion before "The Natural Born Killer" viciously emerged in the third round. Condit stopped the 20-year-old hometown favorite with just a few seconds remaining in a great back-and-forth fight, putting an exclamation point on a fantastic come-from-behind performance.
Mirko Cro Cop dared company president Dana White not to be "stingy" after he choked out Pat Barry in the third round of their heavyweight showdown. White seemingly obliged by awarding him with the "Submission of the Night;" however, Mike Pyle -- who trapped Jesse Lennox in a slick triangle before the final bell to secure an uncertain victory -- might have something to say about that.
And was there ever any doubt that Rich Franklin would be rewarded for icing Chuck Liddell in the main event? "Ace" weathered a heavy storm, as well as a broken left forearm, in round one to earn "Knockout of the Night" honors over the fading UFC Hall of Famer.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 115:
Fight of the Night — Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
Submission of the Night — Mirko Cro Cop
Knockout of the Night — Rich Franklin
Again, each fighter received $85,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible if and when they become available.