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UFC 121 Bonuses: Velasquez, Sanchez, Thiago, Roberts Earn $70K Awards

Cain Velasquez, Diego Sanchez, Paulo Thiago, and Daniel Roberts each earned $70,000 fight night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez” event.

The newly-crowned heavyweight champion Velasquez earned some extra cash for his UFC 121 win over Brock Lesnar, scoring the “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his first-round TKO of the former champ in the UFC 121 main event.

UFC 121 bonuses also went to Diego Sanchez and Paulo Thiago for their back-and-forth “Fight of the Night” on the UFC 121 pay-per-view main card, while Daniel Roberts scored “Submission of the Night” with a 73-second anaconda choke of Mike Guymon on the UFC 121 prelims.

UFC 121 drew a sellout crowd of 14,856 to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California for a $2.15 million live gate.

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Pictured: Diego Sanchez


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