TUF 17 Finale bonuses and awards: Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano takes home 'Fight of the Night'


The ZUFFA brass handed out its usual post-fight bonus awards to select fighters coming out of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale earlier tonight (Sat., April 13, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out who took home the extra coin for their efforts.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale: "Faber vs. Jorgensen" from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 of the 24 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's heading home with a second sack of simoleons.

If you didn't get to the party nice and early, you missed the "Submission of the Night" when Daniel Pineda tapped Justin Lawrence with a slick kimura in just 1:35 in the opening bout of the card on Facebook. It was, as our own Brian Hemminger called it, "a very impressive finish."

Travis Browne also earned an impressive finish, not to mention an extra $50K for his "Knockout of the Night" earning victory over Gabriel Gonzaga. The Hawaiian "Hapa" used a series of vicious elbows to the side (and back) of "Napao's" head to finish the job.

Finally, Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano did their best to prove women's MMA will be a success in the UFC, going back-and-forth for two and a half rounds in an absolute war of attrition that ended in Zingano using her knees to destroy Tate's face en route to what may or may not become a controversial stoppage.

Either way, they're both richer for having gone at it.

Here are the special fight bonuses for the TUF 17 Finale:

Knockout of the Night -- Travis Browne

Submission of the Night -- Daniel Pineda

Fight of the Night -- Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano

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 that information becomes available.

For complete TUF 17 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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