UFC Fight Night 36: "Machida vs. Mousasi", from Arena Jaragua in Brazil, 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 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.
Errrr... pump the brakes. This is where I remind you the bonus structure has changed since these were last handed out. "Fight of the Night" will still be awarded but the best knockout and submission will no earn any extra cash. Instead, there will be two "Performance of the Night" awards dished out.
Got it? Good.
Tonight, the Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi main event, which saw "The Dragon" defeat "The Armenian Assassin" via unanimous decision, was awarded "Fight of the Night" while Charles Oliveira (submitted Andy Ogle) and Erick Silva (knocked out Takenori Sato) were hit with "Performance of the Night".
So it ended up working out exactly the way it would have previously.
Here are the special UFC 169 bonuses:
Performance of the Night -- Charles Oliveira
Performance of the Night -- Erick Silva
Fight of the Night -- Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
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 UFC Fight Night 36 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.