If you watched UFC Fight Night 77, then you knew that Thomas Almeida was pretty much guaranteed a “Performance of the Night” bonus, after he KO’d Anthony Birchak.
Yes, Almeida dropped jaws and or prompted yelling throughout the MMA world, by flooring Anthony Birchak with a right hand. After the card it was announced the undefeated bantamweight had earned a “POTN” and an extra $50K.
The other “POTN” bonuses went to Vitor Belfort, Alex Oliveira and Thiago Tavares.
Belfort, as you surely know, took out Dan Henderson with a head kick and punches, and Oliveira finished Piotr Hallman with a booming right.
Thiago Tavares, meanwhile, submitted Clay Guida with a nasty guillotine choke.
UFC FN 77 took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.