Following “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas,” UFC president Dana White awarded Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier (pictured), Juliana Pena and Timothy Johnson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday.
Once again, White decided against handing out a “Fight of the Night” bonus and opted for four “Performance of the Night” checks.
Mendes made quick work of fellow former featherweight top contender Ricardo Lamas in the show’s featured attraction. His first round TKO was good enough for one POTN award.
Poirier knocked out Diego Ferreira in the opening round of their lightweight matchup.
Johnson TKO Shamil Abdurahimov to take the final Performance check.
Pena, who has been out of action for nearly 17 months after tearing her knee, posted a convincing TKO in her return bout against Milana Dudieva.
UFC Fight Night 63 took place inside Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
Performances of the Night:
Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier, Juliana Pena and Timothy Johnson ($50,000/each)