It was a good night for those named Silva in Fortaleza, Brazil as Thiago Silva and Erick Silva took home UFC on FUEL TV 10 bonuses tonight in Brazil. Thiago would actually double up tonight, as his knockout of Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante earned him both “Knockout” and “Fight of the Night.” The UFC announced the bonuses at the post-fight press conference.
Erick Silva Picks Up “Submission of the Night”
Erick Silva picked up $50K tonight in Brazil for his impressive submission over Jason High. Silva would land a reverse triangle-armbar as High attempted to shake him off the back mount in the first round of their fight. The bonus was Silva’s third in a row in the Octagon and his third overall.
Thiago Silva Doubles Up
Thiago Silva would earn $100,000 in bonus money tonight for his first round knockout of Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. Cavalcante would also pick up $50K for his part in the “Fight of the Night” but came out on the wrong end of “Knockout of the Night.” The win is technically Silva’s second in the UFC, though his “Submission of the Night” at UFC on FUEL TV 6 was overturned due to a failed drug test.
In accordance with official UFC policy, all bonuses will be withheld pending the results of the fighters’ drug tests.