After a surprising night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Renan Barao and Mitch Clarke each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw.” TJ Dillashaw (pictured) double dipped by scoring two bonuses.
Dillashaw shocked the MMA world by dethroning bantamweight king Renan Barao in the show’s featured attraction. His TKO victory was good enough for “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
Barao won’t leave Las Vegas empty handed. He’ll also take a “Fight of the Night” check back to Brazil with him.
Clarke’s unexpected D’arce choke on Al Iaquinta was good enough for the other “Performance of the Night” award.
UFC 173 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada.
Fight of the Night:
TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
TJ Dillashaw and Mitch Clarke ($50,000/each)