After a surprisingly exciting night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Matt Mitrione (pictured), Dong Hyun Kim, Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale.”
Today’s card is exactly why the UFC restructured their Fight Night bonus system. Mitrione and Kim both posted devastating highlight reel knockouts, so now each will walk away with the extra dough for their destruction.
Mitrione beat the first round buzzer by a second to score his KO over Shawn Jordan, while Kim unleashed a spinning elbow on John Hathaway in the main event that have sum buzzing “Knockout of the Year” candidate.
Nam and Tokudome put on a thrilling back-and-forth battle. When the dust settled on their shootout, Nam walked away with a split decision victory.
TUF China Finale took place inside CotaiArena inside the Venetian Resort in Macau, China.
Fight of the Night:
Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Matt Mitrione and Dong Hyun Kim ($50,000/each)