After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Anthony Pettis (pictured), Sergio Pettis, Josh Samman and Matt Hobar each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II.”
Anthony Pettis posted his second straight submission victory in a title fight to retain his strap by tapping Gilbert Melendez in the main event. His guillotine choke was good enough for one “Performance of the Night” bonus.
Samman rallied to post a highlight reel head kick knockout on Eddie Gordon to take the other “Performance of the Night” check.
Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar earned “Fight of the Night” for their battle. Pettis also took home a unanimous decision.
UFC 181 took place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight of the Night:
Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Anthony Pettis and Josh Samman ($50,000/each)