UFC Fight Night 61 Bonus Report: 4 Fighters Take Home Extra $50K


After a night of spectacular fights, several people begged UFC President Dana White for bonuses. Four individuals were awarded performance bonuses, find out who they are!

Performance of the Night: Matt Dwyer
Matt Dwyer def. William Macario by way of TKO (Punches) 3:14 of Round 1
Matt Dwyer sent William Macario crashing to the canvas with a Superman Punch in the first round! Dwyer was looking for the perfect opportunity to counter his opponent during the feeling out process. As Macario stepped forward to land a left hook, Dwyer cut him off with a Superman Punch that ended it all.

Performance of the Night: Frank Mir
Frank Mir def. Antonio Silva by way of KO (Strikes) 1:40 of Round 1
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva never landed a significant shot tonight. Mir sent “Bigfoot” to the mat with a left hook and followed up with several brutal shots to end the night after only a minute and forty seconds of action.

Performance of the Night: Sam Alvey
Sam Alvey def. Cezar Ferreira by way of KO (Punches) 3:34 of Round 1
Sam Alvey asked for a performance bonus after his fight was over and he got it! Alvey knocked Ferreira out cold with a right-left combination and the thud of Ferreira landing on the mat was sickening; you could hear it from the worst seats in the house.

Performance of the Night: Marion Reneau
Marion Reneau def. Jessica Andrade by way of Submission (Triangle Choke) 1:54 of Round 1
Marion Reneau proved to the UFC brass that she has what it takes to hang in there with the top female fighters in the octagon. Andrade dropped her with a shot, but Reneau was not fazed at all. Adrade jumped into Reneau’s guard and was quickly submitted with triangle choke.