Demetrious Johnson may have lost his title, but he at least saw one of his records extended.
“Mighty Mouse” picked up his ninth performance bonus on Saturday at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, winning Fight of the Night alongside co-main event dance partner Henry Cejudo. That’s the most post-event bonuses for any fighter at 125 pounds in UFC history.
It’s likely small consolation for Johnson, who saw his company record of 11 consecutive successful title defenses snapped after dropping a highly competitive five-round split decision to Cejudo in their rematch.
The evening’s two Performance of the Night bonuses went to bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and rising featherweight contender Renato Moicano.
Dillashaw defeated rival Cody Garbrandt again via TKO to successfully defend his title, while Moicano made short work of Cub Swanson, finishing the veteran inside of a round with a rear-naked choke submission. Like Johnson, Dilllashaw holds the record for the most bonuses ever in his division with eight.
Each fighter received an extra $50,000 for their efforts.
Officials also announced that the event sold out the Staples Center with an attendance of 17,800 for a gate of $2.9 million.