UFC president Dana White awarded Luke Rockhold (pictured), Robert Whittaker, Clint Hester and Louis Smolka each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping.”
There were 11 fights tonight, and all ended before the final horn sounded so White had plenty of options to choose from for the bonuses.
After a competitive opening round, Rockhold turned up the heat in the second stanza and finished Michael Bisping with a guillotine choke. That was good enough for one “Performance of the Night” check.
Smolka’s TKO over Richie Vaculik earned him the other “Performance of the Night” award.
Whittaker and Hester scored “Fight of the Night” for their scrap. Whittaker also left Australia with a TKO victory.
UFC Fight Night 55 took place inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Fight of the Night:
Robert Whittaker vs. Clint Hester ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Luke Rockhold and Louis Smolka ($50,000/each)