After an exciting UFC 87 event on Saturday, the UFC handed out their fight bonuses for the night. Each fighter recieved an additional $60,000 for their special performances of the evening. The main event of the night was the much anticipated welterweight showdown between top contender Jon Fitch and champion Georges St-Pierre. Their five round battle lived up to the hype as they took home Fight of the Night honors.
UFC 87 Bonuses:
Fight of the Night:
Jon Fitch vs. Georges St-Pierre ($60,000/each)
Knock Out of the Night:
Ben Suanders ($60,000)
Submission of the Night:
Demian Maia ($60,000)
Each fighter will be given this bonus in addition to their salary for the event. An interesting side note is that according to MMAJunkie, the fighters’ salaries are not released in Minnesota as part of the state’s freedom of information legislation. They confirmed this information with Scott LeDoux, executive director of the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission.