UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, 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 $65,000 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 Land of the Rising Sun" with a second sack of simoleons.
On a night that featured four strong candidates for "Knockout of the Night," Anthony Pettis took home the coveted honors thanks to his head kick special on Joe Lauzon in the opening fight of the main card on pay-per-view. That likely has something to do with the decision but let's face it, it was a sweet kick.
Equally as sweet, if not more so, was Vaughan Lee's armbar of Norifumi Yamamoto, which earned him "Submission of the Night" honors. Sure, he was the only guy to score a victory by way of tapout, but that shouldn't overshadow how slick his finish was.
Finally, Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson were awarded "Fight of the Night" honors for their thrilling, back-and-forth war of attrition that went all five rounds and 25 minutes in front of a grateful crowd at the Saitama Super Arena. Ultimately, a new lightweight champion was crowned, as "Bendo" did enough to earn the unanimous decision win, close as it may have been.
It was one hell of a night, Maniacs.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 144:
Knockout of the Night -- Anthony Pettis
Submission of the Night -- Vaughan Lee
Fight of the Night -- Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson
Again, each fighter received $65,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.
For complete UFC 144 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.