Following “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz,” UFC president Dana White awarded Tim Boetsch and Thiago Alves each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. Thales Leites double dipped and scored two bonuses.
Leites quietly picked up his eighth straight win by submitting Boetsch with an arm triangle choke in the second round of their scrap. Both middleweights won “Fight of the Night” and Leites also scored a “Performance of the Night” check.
Alves was absolutely dominated by Jordan Mein in the opening round of their matchup, but unleashed a kick to Mein’s midsection in the second stanza to rally for a win. That strike earned Alves a “Performance of the Night” bonus.
UFC 183 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fight of the Night:
Tim Boetsch vs. Thales Leites ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Thales Leites and Thiago Alves ($50,000/each)