Brock Lesnar, Chris Leben, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Stephan Bonnar, Krzysztof Soszynski, and Gerald Harris each earned $75,000 fight night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White announced at the event’s post-fight press conference.
The UFC heavyweight champ Lesnar survived a first-round barrage to claim “Submission of the Night” for his second-round arm triangle of challenger Shane Carwin in the UFC 116 main event.
Leben and Akiyama won “Fight of the Night” honors for their back-and-forth UFC 116 co-headliner, as both fighters put each other in danger before Leben forced Akiyama to tap to a triangle choke with just 20-seconds remaining in the bout.
Bonnar and Soszynski earned a second “Fight of the Night” award for their main card rematch, trading big punches before Bonnar downed Soszynski with a knee and finished him with punches in the second.
Harris scored UFC 116’s “Knockout of the Night” as he knocked newcomer Dave Branch unconscious with a slam midway through the third round of their preliminary matchup.
Pictured: Chris Leben