The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Nations Finale: "Bisping vs. Kennedy", from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four of the 16 fighters on the card. And it's probably no surprise who's heading home with a second sack of simoleons.
Errrr... pump the brakes. This is where I remind you the bonus structure has changed since these were last handed out. "Fight of the Night" will still be awarded but the best knockout and submission will no earn any extra cash. Instead, there will be two "Performance of the Night" awards dished out.
Got it? Good.
Today, Ryan Jimmo and KJ Noons earned "performance" bonuses for their knockout victories over Sean O'Connell and Sam Stout, respectively. Meanwhile, the thrilling Dustin Poirier vs. Akira Corassani, which saw the former finish the latter late in round two, was awarded "Fight of the Night" honors.
Here are the special TUF: "Nations" Finale bonuses:
Performance of the Night -- KJ Noons
Performance of the Night -- Ryan Jimmo
Fight of the Night -- Dustin Poirier vs. Akira Corasanni
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 TUF: "Nations" Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.