Following “UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi,” UFC president Dana White awarded Demetrious Johnson, Thomas Almeida, Chad Laprise and Bryan Barberena each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday.
Johnson was one second away from taking a unanimous decision win over Kyoji Horiguchi, but managed to submit him with an armbar with only one second before the final horn. If it would have went to the judges, Johnson likely wouldn’t have scored a “Performance of the Night” bonus.
Almeida took the other POTN check with his first round TKO over Yves Jabouin.
Laprise and Barberena battled for 15 back-and-forth minutes to take “Fight of the Night.” Laprise also leaves Canada with a unanimous decision win.
UFC 186 took place inside Montreal, Quebec.
Fight of the Night:
Demetrious Johnson and Thomas Almeida ($50,000/each)
Performances of the Night:
Chad Laprise vs. Bryan Barberena ($50,000/each)