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UFC 199 Fighter Bonuses: Michael Bisping Punches His Way to a Belt and a Bonus

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UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 landed in Los Angeles this week with two title fights headlining. Following the fights, UFC officials handed out their usual $50,000 performance bonuses.

During the event’s post-fight press conference at The Forum, the UFC announced that Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, Dong Hyun Kim, and Marco Polo Reyes earned the performance-based incentives.

Fight of the Night honors went to lightweights Reyes and Kim. The two kicked off the night of fights with a back-and-forth battle in the lightweight division that ended in a knockout midway through the final round. Reyes finished Kim with a series of punches that earned him an extra $50,000.

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Bipsing earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold to capture the middleweight championship in the fight card’s main event. Rockhold overcommitted with a right hand and paid the price. Bisping countered with a right to the chest followed by a left hook to the jaw that dropped Rockhold. Rockhold quickly got back to his feet and tried to clinch, but Bisping knocked him down again with a left hand. Two follow-up right hands separated Rockhold from his consciousness, and a new 185-pound champion was crowned.

MMA legend Henderson was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus for his second round knockout of Hector Lombard. The former two-division Pride FC champion hurt Lombard in the first round, but made an uncharacteristic rookie mistake. He rushed in and got clipped by a left hand that put him on his back. He scrambled to his feet only to be knocked ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly