Following an exciting UFC on FOX 17 mixed martial arts (MMA) card, which emanated from inside Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., tonight (Sat., Dec. 19, 2015), it's now time to honor those fighters who left it all in the Octagon.
Check out complete UFC on FOX 17 results here.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doled out its customary post-fight performance bonuses to four of the 26 combatants on the evening's card. Among those who went home with an extra $50,000 check were Rafael dos Anjos, Nate Diaz and Vicente Luque.
"RDA" retained his Lightweight title by flooring Donald Cerrone with a debilitating leg, then knee strike to earn the technical (knockout) stoppage 66 seconds into round one.
To watch Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone full fight video highlights from UFC on FOX 17 right now click here.
Diaz put forth a sound boxing gameplan to oust Top 10-ranked Lightweight Michael Johnson via unanimous decision.
Luque notched a big submission victory over Hayder Hassan on the Fight Pass "Prelims" when he locked up an anaconda choke on the latter a little over two minutes into the first round.
Here are UFC on FOX 17 post-fight bonuses:
Fight of the Night --- Michael Johnson vs. Nate Diaz
Performance of the Night --- Rafael dos Anjos
Performance of the Night --- Vicente Luque
Again, each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which the Florida State Boxing Commission will more than likely not disclose.
For complete results from UFC on FOX 17: "Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2," including post-fight recaps and analysis, click here. And for a full fight recap of Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone 2 click here.