UFC Gets Rid Of KO/Sub Of The Night Bonuses, Introduces New System

February 11, 2014 5:30 pm by bjpenn.com staff 42 Comments
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By Evan Stoumbelis

The UFC plans on implementing their new post-fight bonus system starting this weekend with UFC Fight Night 36. The new system allows the UFC to single out individual fighters who put on a solid performance without being limited to knockout of the night and submission of the night categories, however they still will award a fight of the night bonus.

The new bonus will be called “Performance of the night” and the UFC will still dish out a cool $50,000 in each category, which they reserve the right to bump up in special cases as seen at UFC 169 where 10 of 12 fights on the card went to a decision, and the other 2 ended by KO/TKO. As a result the UFC gave Jamie Varner $75,000 for fight of the night, and Abel Trujillo banked $75,000 for fight of the night as well as an additional $50,000 for KO of the night.

UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi is live from Brazil this Saturday on Fox Sports 1, prelims will be airing on UFC Fight Pass. Below is the official fight card for the event:

Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ronaldo Souza vs. Francis Carmont
Erick Silva vs. Takenori Sato
Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke
Charles Oliveira vs. Andy Ogle

Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor
Rodrigo Damm vs. Ivan Jorge
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jesse Ronson
Iuri Alcantara vs. Wilson Reis
Felipe Arantes vs. Maximo Blanco
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Albert Tumenov
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Zubair Tuhugov

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