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UFC 123 bonuses and awards for 'Rampage vs Machida' PPV fights


UFC 123: "Rampage vs. Machida" from the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan, has officially 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 $80,000 each.

The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's leaving "Motor City" with second sack of simoleons.

The big story coming out of tonight's pay-per-view extravaganza was the performance of BJ Penn, who only needed 21 seconds to make a successful return to the welterweight division with his "Knockout of the Night" over Matt Hughes.

That's about $3,809 per second -- not including "The Prodigy's" base salary. Not a bad day at the office for the former lightweight champion.

Also hauling in a wheelbarrow full of cash is Phil Davis, for his "Wonderful" submission over fellow light heavyweight Tim Boetsch. The collegiate wrestling standout took home "Submission of the Night" with his painful second round Kimura over the "The Barbarian."

Finally, George Sotiropoulos and Joe Lauzon split "Fight of the Night" honors with their 155-pound war that was short on rounds but long on excitement. The Aussie wrapped up "J-Lau's" arm for a second round tap and likely positioned himself for a 2011 title run.

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 123:

Fight of the Night - George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon
Knockout of the Night - BJ Penn
Submission of the Night - Phil Davis

Again, each fighter received $80,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.

For complete UFC 123 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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