Melendez, Sanchez, Dodson and Ferguson Take Bonuses at UFC 166

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 19th, 2013

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After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Gilbert Melendez (pictured), Diego Sanchez, John Dodson and Tony Ferguson each an additional $60,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III.”

Forget about just taking “Fight of the Night,” that was in the bag well before Melendez and Sanchez stepped inside the Octagon, but did the lightweights just put on the best fight EVER? Their thrilling back-and-forth battle not only had every fan inside the arena on their feet screaming, but UFC president Dana White was stalking press row boasting about the shootout.

Dodson earned “Knockout of the Night” for making Darrell Montague plank in the opening round of their scrap.

Ferguson also made quick work of Mike Rio with a slick D’arce choke to score “Submission of the Night.”

UFC 166 took place inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Fight of the Night:

Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez ($60,000/each)

Submission of the Night:

Tony Ferguson ($60,000)

Knockout of the Night:

Tony Ferguson ($60,000)

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