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UFC Fight Night 82 bonuses: Stephen Thompson banks $50k for lopsided knockout of Johny Hendricks

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An entertaining UFC Fight Night 82 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, emanating from inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas, N.V., last night (Sat., Feb. 6, 2016) is in the books, which means that it’s time to honor those who gave a bit extra when they set foot in the Octagon.

Check out full UFC Fight Night 82 results here.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) doled out its customary post-fight performance bonuses to four of the 24 fighters on the evening’s card. Among those who went home with an extra $50,000 check were Stephen Thompson, Diego Rivas, Mike Pyle, and Sean Spencer.

“Wonderboy” collected a “Performance of the Night” bonus check for his huge knockout (video) of former 170-pound champion Johny Hendricks in the night’s main event.

To watch Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 82 last night click here.

“Quicksand” earned the victory via third-round stoppage (video) over Spencer in a thrilling contest in the opening tussle on the FOX Sports 1 (FS1) main card.

Lastly, and perhaps most emphatically, Rivas landed a picture perfect flying knee knockout (video) of Noad Lahat on the FS1 “Prelims.”

Here are the UFC Fight Night 82 post-fight bonuses:

Fight of the Night — Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer

Performance of the Night — Stephen Thompson

Performance of the Night — Diego Rivas

Again, each fighter received $50,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible if that information is made available.

For complete results from UFC Fight Night 82: “Hendricks vs. Thompson,” including post-fight recaps and analysis, click here. And for a full fight recap of Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson click here.

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