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UFC 133 bonuses and awards for 'Evans vs Ortiz 2' on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia


UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz 2" from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 24 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's leaving the "City of Brotherly Love" with a second sack of simoleons

Yoshihiro Akiyama may have been trying to bring "sexy" back with a fresh new look but it was the "old" Vitor Belfort that made yet another comeback. "The Phenom" put the Japanese judo player" flat on his face with a series of gunshot punches that had the blown up middleweight seeing stars and Belfort lining his pockets with his "Knockout of the Night" bonus.

Just don't mind those couple of extra shots to the back of the head.

Also hauling in a wheelbarrow full of cash for their thrilling two-round affair are main event participants and former rivals Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz, who brought home "Fight of the Night" damn near by default. "Suga" brought a rather quick and painful end to the Huntington Beach Cinderella story, taking out the "Bad Boy" with a big knee.

And because there wasn't even one single submission finish on the card, obviously, no bonus award was handed out for "Submission of the Night."

BUT, UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that Brian Ebersole was awarded $70,000 as "thanks for getting (Dennis Hallman's) horrifying shorts off TV."

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 133:

Submission of the Night --None

Knockout of the Night -- Vitor Belfort

Fight of the Night -- Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz

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 133 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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