After a surprisingly thrilling night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Joe Lauzon (pictured), Michael Chiesa, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Ben Rothwell each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Friday at “UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi.”
Lauzon set a UFC record by collecting his 13th Fight Night bonus by earning “Fight of the Night” honors with Chiesa. More importantly, Lauzon also took home a TKO victory.
Rothwell served up an upset special on Alistair Overeem with a first round TKO to earn one “Performance of the Night” award.
Jacare, to the surprise of nobody, scored the other “Performance of the Night” check with his lopsided submission victory over Gegard Mousasi in the main event.
UFC Fight Night 50 took place inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Fight of the Night:
Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Ben Rothwell ($50,000/each)