After an exciting evening of mixed martial arts (MMA) action at the UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV), it's time to honor the fighters who put together outstanding performances in the Octagon last night (Sat., October 3, 2015) inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
UFC handed out its customary post-fight monetary bonuses to four of the 24 fighters on the card. Among those who picked up the extra $50,000 check were UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and contender Alexander Gustafsson.
The title contenders put on an electric five-round fight that won't soon be forgotten, absolutely earning every bit of their bonus money for "Fight of the Night."
Albert Tumenov also cashed big, earning a performance bonus for savagely knocking out Alan Jouban in the first round of their FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" bout (Watch the video highlight here). The victory was "Einstein's" fourth straight inside the Octagon, three of which were knockouts.
That's not all.
Adriano Martins once again showed off his power, earning his third career UFC bonus by knocking out formerly undefeated Islam Makhachev in the first round. The Brazilian has now won three straight, and could find himself fighting a ranked Lightweight contender his next time out.
Here are the UFC 192 post-fight bonuses:
Fight of the Night --- Daniel Cormier vs Alexander Gustafsson
Performance of the Night --- Albert Tumenov
Performance of the Night --- Adriano Martins
Again, each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will disclose later this week.