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UFC on FX 8 bonuses and awards: Vitor Belfort spinning head kick knockout earns $50K

The ZUFFA brass handed out its usual post-fight bonus awards to select fighters coming out of the UFC on FX 8 event last night (Sat., May 18, 2013) in Brazil. Check out who took home the extra coin for their efforts.

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UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold" from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, 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.

You would be a fool to think that anyone other than Vitor Belfort would win "Knockout of the Night" honors after what he did to Luke Rockhold in the most high profile bout of the evening. That spinning head kick is still spinning and Rockhold's ears are probably still ringing.

Viva Brazil!

Speaking of which, Ronaldo Souza made a successful Octagon debut, absolutely running through Chris Camozzi before finishing him off with an arm triangle choke. He was impressive enough to earn "Submission of the Night" for his efforts.

Finally, if you didn't tune in early, you missed the "Fight of the Night" between Jeremy Larsen and Lucas Martins, who spent three rounds banging it out before the latter knocked the former face first into the canvas to pick up the knockout victory and a sweet bonus check.

Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC on FX 8:

Knockout of the Night -- Vitor Belfort

Submission of the Night -- Ronaldo Souza

Fight of the Night -- Jeremy Larsen vs. Lucas Martins

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 FX 8 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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