UFC 116: "Lesnar vs. Carwin" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 $75,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to six out of the 22 fighters on the card thanks to a rare case of dual "Fight of the Night" bonuses.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded light heavyweight competitors Stephan Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski "Fight of the Night" for their two-and-a-half rounds of bone crunching action that saw "The American Psycho" get his revenge on "The Polish Experiment."
Also bringing the crowd to its feet was Chris Leben in his second fight in two weeks. "The Crippler" shared the second "Fight of the Night" bonus with Yoshihiro Akiyama for their three round rumble that saw the TUF 1 bad boy prevail by last-minute submission.
It probably would have been good enough for "Submission of the Night," except that Brock Lesnar was competing on the same card. He tapped Shane Carwin with a arm-triangle choke to solidify his improbable comback in the main event.
In preliminary action, Gerald Harris continued his torrid run in the middleweight division, winning "Knockout of the Night" by bouncing Dave Branch off the Octagon floor with a head-squishing slam. "The Hurricane" has won five straight fights by way of (T)KO.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 116:
Fight of the Night — Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski and Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Submission of the Night — Brock Lesnar
Knockout of the Night — Gerald Harris
Again, each fighter received $75,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.