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UFC 139 bonuses and awards for 'Shogun vs Henderson' from San Jose


UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Henderson" from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, 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 $70,000 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 "Shark City" with a second sack of simoleons.

"The California Kid," Urijah Faber, choked his $70K out of Brian Bowles in the second round of their bantamweight title eliminator, cranking a guillotine until the "Submission of the Night" check was basically in hand.

Who's next? Dominick Cruz and his 135-pound title, that's who.

Also hauling in a wheelbarrow full of cash is Michael McDonald, who brought home his extra bacon by earning "Knockout of the Night" via multiple mini-bombs landing on Alex Soto's unsuspecting grill. 

But who would win "Fight of the Night" for an event that featured Wanderlei Silva bringing back his brand of violence with a second round technical knockout of Cung Le, while Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua left their blood, sweat, and guts inside the cage in a thrilling five-round war?

The answer is all of them.

That's right, UFC President Dana White was feeling the love at the conclusion of this explosive event, and rewarded his fighters handsomely for coming through with some performances of a lifetime. Every single one of them deserves it, too.

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 139:

Submission of the Night -- Urijah Faber

Knockout of the Night -- Michael McDonald

Fight of the Night -- Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le, Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson

Again, each fighter received $70,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible.

For complete UFC 139 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here

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