UFC 118: "Edgar vs. Penn 2" from the TD Arena in Boston, Massachusetts has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those special fighters who went above and beyond to get a little extra moolah for their efforts.
It's no small check either. These guys are cashing in to the tune of $60,000 each.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded Nate Diaz and Marcus Davis "Fight of the Night" for their back and forth bout that saw "The Irish Hand Grenade" suffer a horrible gaping cut that coated the cage with blood.
Also ready to race to the bank is local boy Joe Lauzon, who destroyed Gabe Ruediger before making him tap to an armbar in the first round. Lauzon later took credit for personally selling 600 tickets, but it sounded more like 6000 with the huge ovation the crowd gave him after the win.
With no knockouts, there was no "Knockout of the Night."
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 118:
- Fight of the Night: Marcus Davis vs. Nate Diaz
- Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon
15,575 fans attended the event for a live gate of $3,000,000
Again, each fighter received $60,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.