James Krause pocketed $100,000 in his return to Zuffa by picking up both “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” with Sam Stout. Both Stout and Shawn Jordan picked up $50K for their efforts tonight in Winnipeg. UFC president Dana White announced the bonuses at the UFC 161 post fight press conference.
Krause and Stout Steal the Show
James Krause and Sam Stout put it all on the line on tonight’s UFC 161 FX preliminary card and that earned them “Fight of the Night.” The back-and-forth war hinged on Stout’s fateful decision to go for a late takedown to try to seal the fight on the scorecards. Krause immediately jumped to an arm-in guillotine attempt that eventually forced Stout to relent with a mere twelve seconds left in the round. That submission would also net Krause an additional $50K for “Submission of the Night.”
The two bonuses were Krause’s first in the UFC, with the “FOTN” being Stout’s seventh in the Octagon.
Jordan Blasts Barry for “KOTN”
Shawn Jordan earned $50K for his crushing knockout of fellow Louisiana-native Pat Barry in tonight’s main card opener. Jordan caught Barry with an uppercut and a shovel hook that sent his friend reeling to the cage. The former LSU fullback poured it on with heavy strikes that forced the referee to intervene on Barry’s behalf. The bonus is Jordan’s first in the UFC.
In accordance with UFC policy, the bonuses will be withheld pending the results of the fighter’s drugtests, something UFC president Dana White alluded to when he referenced Pat Healy’s failed test after UFC 159.