After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Jake Ellenberger (Pictured), Diego Sanchez, Stipe Miocic and Ivan Menjivar each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Wednesday night at “UFC on FUEL TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger.”
Ellenberger and Sanchez battled for 15 action-packed minutes in the show’s featured attraction. Although Sanchez dropped a unanimous decision loss to the hometown hero, the extra $50k bonus should help ease some of the pain.
After getting wobbled early, Miocic came back and floored Philip de Fries with several bombs to take home ‘Knockout of the Night’ honors.
Speaking of getting rocked, Menjivar found himself in deep waters but managed to rally and catch John Albert with a rear-naked choke in the 1stRound of their bantamweight affair.
UFC on FUEL TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger took place inside Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.
Fight of the Night:
Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Ivan Menjivar ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Stipe Miocic ($50,000)