After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Urijah Faber (Pictured), Michael McDonald, Dan Henderson, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le each an additional $70,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson.”
Faber earned his bonus by slapping on a guillotine choke on Brian Bowles in the 2ndRound of what turned out to be a bantamweight top contender bout.
It took Michael McDonald all of 56 seconds to put Alex Soto to sleep and collect ‘Knockout of the Night.’
In one of the most thrilling scraps in the history of ever, Shogun and Henderson walked away with ‘Fight of the Night’ honors for their 25-minute shootout.
White felt generous and decided to award Le and Silva with the same bonus.
“UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson” took place inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Fight of the Night:
Dan Henderson, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le ($70,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Urijah Faber ($70,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Michael McDonald ($70,000)