UFC on FUELl TV 1: "Sanchez vs. Ellenberger" from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, has officially wrapped, which means 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 $50,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 20 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's leaving "The Gateway to the West" with a second sack of simoleons.
The heavyweights brought the thunder tonight and thankfully delivered the "Knockout of the Night" in the process. Stipe Miocic survived an early onslaught from Philip De Fries to counter with a straight right down the pipe that put the Brit on his back for a sweet English nap.
All in just 43 seconds.
The "Submission of the Night" was an easy pick, considering only one of the 10 fights that took place ended by way of tapout. And that was thanks to Ivan Menjivar, who used a rear-naked choke to force a tap from John Albert after an incredible first round of action.
Finally, Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger were awarded "Fight of the Night" for their thrilling war of attrition that featured "The Juggernaut" running through "The Dream" for two rounds before fading late to give Sanchez a chance to get back in the fight. And while Carlos Condit has said he'll wait for Georges St. Pierre, a rematch against Ellenberger sounds about as good as it gets.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC on FUEL TV 1:
Knockout of the Night -- Stipe Miocic
Submission of the Night -- Ivan Menjivar
Fight of the Night -- Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger
Again, each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
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