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UFC 249 bonuses: Justin Gaethje collects $100K with FOTN, POTN honors

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The UFC’s return to action was a memorable one last night (Sat., May 9, 2020) at UFC 249 live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., as Justin Gaethje scored a main event TKO win to end Tony Ferguson’s 12-fight lightweight win streak (see it HERE). “Highlight” also took home the interim 155-pound strap.

In addition to Gaethje’s best Octagon performance to date, UFC 249 saw bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo defeat Dominick Cruz via second-round TKO before surprisingly announcing his retirement from the sport. The main card also saw heavy-handed superstar Francis Ngannou steamroll Jairzinho Rozenstruik with a 20-second knockout, all but locking up his second UFC heavyweight title shot.

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official UFC 249 bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson

Performance of the Night: Justin Gaethje

Performance of the Night: Francis Ngannou

For complete UFC 249 results and coverage click here.