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UFC 156 Bonuses: Aldo, Edgar, “Bigfoot,” and Green Earn $50K

156-weighins-74The UFC has released the bonuses for the UFC 156 fight card. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Bobby Green all left $50K richer due to their efforts in the cage tonight. The UFC announced the news at the UFC 156 post-fight press conference.

Fight of the Night

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar picked up “Fight of the Night” for their explosive bout tonight at UFC 156 that saw the champ prove victorious. Aldo and Edgar engaged in a fantastic fight that saw the Brazilian’s power carve out and early lead that the former lightweight champion could not overcome.

Knockout of the Night

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva picked up “Knockout of the Night” for his devastating knockout of Alistair Overeem in the third round of their fight tonight. The victory was a huge emotional win for Silva after being mocked by the Dutchman prior to and during their fight to night in Las Vegas. Overeem would pay the price for leaving his hands low and got rocked by “Bigfoot,” who took full advantage and destroyed the former Strikeforce champion.

Submission of the Night

Bobby Green picked up “Submission of the Night” with a slick submission victory over Jacob Volkmann on tonight’s FX preliminary card. Green secured a rear-naked choke in the third round to notch the win and secure the $50K bonus in his UFC debut


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