The UFC made four fighters $50K richer tonight as Vitor Belfort, Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza, Lucas Martins, and Jeremy Larsen all received bonuses. The UFC announced the bonuses following the completion of tonight’s card in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
Vitor Belfort picked up “knockout of the night” for his devastating spinning hook kick knockout of former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in tonight’s main event. The bonus was Belfort’s fourth bonus in the UFC and his second in a row after knocking out Michael Bisping earlier this year.
Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza’s UFC debut was highly anticipated and he certainly did not disappoint tonight in Brazil as he submitted Chris Camozzi in expert fashion. The bonus is Jacare’s first in the promotion as it was his UFC debut tonight.
Picking up “Fight of the Night” was tonight’s opener between Jeremy Larsen and Lucas Martins. The two engaged in an explosive bout that saw each fighter rock the other multiple times before the third round. The third round saw the slugfest continue early, but it was a punch thrown by a retreating Martins that ended the fight in decisive fashion. The bonus is each fighters’ first in the UFC.
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