UFC 172 bonuses: Takanori Gomi, Joseph Benavidez win $50K

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Mo money, mo problems...

UFC 172: "Jones vs. Teixeira" from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 26 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.

Today, Joseph Benavidez and Chris Beal earned "Performance of the Night" bonuses for their submission and knockout victories over Tim Elliott and Patrick Williams, respectively. Meanwhile, Takanori Gomi slipping past Issac Vallie-Flagg in an entertaining slugfest was good enough to win the "Fight of the Night" award.

Here are the special UFC 172 bonuses:

Performance of the Night -- Joseph Benavidez

Performance of the Night -- Chris Beal

Fight of the Night -- Takanori Gomi vs. Issac Vallie-Flagg

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 172 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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