UFC 169 Fighter Bonuses: Abel Trujillo takes home $125k, Jamie Varner receives $75k
Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner each earned $50,000 in bonuses for their awesome performance at Saturdayâ€™s UFC 169 event, with Abel taking home an additional $75,000 for the bouts stunningÂ â€śKnockout of the Nightâ€ťÂ finish and Jamie an additional 25k for â€śFight of the Night.â€ť
UFC President Dana White announced the winners at theÂ evenings post UFC 169 news conference. The post-fight bonus awards typically are $50,000, but White said with no submission finishes on the card, that Abel would receive the additional 25k for his stunning KO victory over Varner, who got an additional 25k himself for the â€śFight of the Nightâ€ť loss.
UFC 169 took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. . The main card aired liveÂ on pay-per-view with the prelims showing on FOX Sports 1.
Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner went back and forth for the majority of 2 rounds in what can only be described as a near 2-round war. But, it would ultimately be â€śThe Killaâ€ť who would come out on top after landing a haymaker that sent the former WEC champ crashing to the canvas.
By Chris Taylor