UFC Fight Night 15: "Diaz vs. Neer" at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., has wrapped, which means that 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 $30,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 20 fighters on the card. And it shouldn’t come as a shock whose wallets are leaving the "Cornhusker State" a little heavier.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded main eventers Nate Diaz and Josh Neer for their three-round back-and-forth 155-pound scrap. Diaz is accustomed to getting singled out; however, it’s usually because he pulled off an improbably submission win.
The Cesar Gracie-trained fighter didn’t finish "The Dentist," but it certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort.
Here are the special fight bonuses for "Diaz vs. Neer:"
Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer
Submission of the Night: Wilson Gouveia.
Knockout of the Night: Alessio Sakara
Again, each fighter received $30,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along if possible.
It’s good to see Sakara earn some extra scratch -- the Italian bruiser has had his ups and downs inside the Octagon and perhaps he’s beginning to turn the corner.
Now it’s time for "Legionarius" to prove he really has a place in the 185-pound division and string together back-to-back wins inside the Octagon for the first time ever in nine fights.