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UFC on FOX 7 bonuses and awards: Josh Thomson wins 'Knockout of the Night'

The ZUFFA brass handed out its usual post-fight bonus awards to select fighters coming out of the UFC on Fox 7 event earlier tonight (Sat., April 20, 2013) in San Jose, California. Check out who took home the extra coin for their efforts.


UFC on Fox 7: "Henderson vs. Melendez" 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 $50,000 each.

The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four of the 24 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's heading home with a second sack of simoleons.

There were no submissions on the card, so no bonus was handed out for that but because there were eight -- count 'em -- eight knockouts, which tied the UFC record, the promotion simply gave another bonus for "Knockout of the Night."

The two lucky winners were Yoel Romero, for his impressive flying knee destruction of Clifford Starks in the opening fight of the evening, and Josh Thomson, who used a devastating head kick to become the first man in UFC history to finish Nate Diaz on the main card broadcast on FOX.

One of the other main card bouts, Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein, earned "Fight of the Night" honors for their back-and-forth war of attrition that saw Brown finish Mein at the start of the second with a series of punches and elbows. It was brutal, exciting, and absolutely deserving of the extra coin.

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC on Fox 7:

Knockout of the Night -- Josh Thomson

Knockout of the Night Part Deux -- Yoel Romero

Fight of the Night -- Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein

Again, each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as that information becomes available.

For complete UFC on Fox 7 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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