UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 headed home with a second sack of simoleons.
In a shocker, Roy Nelson was awarded "Knockout of the Night" honors for unloading some heavy artillery at Dave Herman in their heavyweight hoedown on the main card on pay-per-view (PPV). "Big Country" went wide with a haymaker, it connected, and "Pee-Wee" went night night.
Nelson wasn't the only one awarded "Knockout of the Night" honors, however. Indeed, his old buddy and training partner, Dan Hardy, was also slipped a big bonus check for his first round sleeping of Duane Ludwig on the FX broadcasted portion of the preliminary card.
Maybe it was just a monetary "thank you" for justifying Lorenzo Fertitta's decision not to cut him.
"Submission of the Night" was no easy task as three men impressively caused taps, naps, and snaps. So instead of actually making a difficult decision, UFC President Dana White decided to give out two.
The first went to Paul Sass for putting a sock in Jacob Volkmann by grabbing an arm and taking it home with him. Sorry, folks, no post-fight promo on Barack Obama this time.
Stefan Struve was also rewarded handsomely for making quick work of Strikeforce import Lavar Johnson. "Big" was knocking heads off since making his way to the Octagon but "The Skyscraper" put an end to that by nearly ripping his arm off just over one minute into the contest.
And thanks to double dipping on the first two, a "Fight of the Night" bonus was not given out. Pooey.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 146:
Knockout of the Night -- Roy Nelson
Knockout of the Night part deux -- Dan Hardy
Submission of the Night -- Stefan Struve
Submission of the Night part deux -- Paul Sass
Fight of the Night -- None
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.
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