The UFC would hand out $50,000 bonuses to four fighters tonight at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Goiás, Brazil. Vitor Belfort, Adriano Martins, Thiago Perpetuo, and Omari Akhmedov all picked up bonuses on tonight’s fight card. UFC president Dana White announced the bonuses at the UFC Fight Night 32 post-fight press conference.
Belfort Floors Hendo for “KOTN”
Vitor Belfort would earn $50K extra in the toughest bonus category of the night as he decked Dan Henderson in tonight’s main event. The headkick knockout marked the first time that any fighter had ever knocked out Hendo in his illustrious career. The bonus is Belfort’s fifth in the UFC and his third in a row.
Martins Submits Cruickshank
Strikeforce import Adriano Martins would make a solid first impression in the Octagon with his straight armbar submission of Daron Cruickshank. Martins would work out the submission by digging for a kimura before switching to a straight armbar for the finish. The bonus is Martins’ first.
Perpetuo and Akhmedov Combine for “FOTN”
Thiago Perpetuo and Omari Akhmedov would combine for a wild “Fight of the Night” tonight in Brazil. While the fight would only last one round, the bout saw multiple momentum shifts and a crazy come-from-behind knockout win for the Dagestani fighter. The bonus is both men’s first in the Octagon.