They sometimes call Joe Lauzon “The Bonus Machine.” His high-action style has reaped a record number of the UFC’s traditional post fight bonuses: a staggering thirteen in total.
But there may be a new Machine in town.
Last night, the UFC handed out its traditional post fight bonuses after UFC Fight Night 67 in Goiania, Brazil, featherweight Charles Oliveira earned a rare two bonuses in one night.
Oliveira, whose bout served as the co-main event last night, earned “Performance of the Night” for his submission victory over old rival Nik Lentz; and then yet another bonus for “Fight of the Night.”
Each bonus nets Oliveira, seen above celebrating with his teammates at Macaco Gold Team, a cool $50,000. Lentz will also receive $50,000 for his part in the “Fight of the Night.”
The two post fight bonuses brings Oliveira’s total of nine for his career. The 25 year old, who hails from Sao Paolo, Brazil but has relocated to Houston, TX, boasts a 20-4-1 MMA record.
Lentz has now earned three post fight bonuses. The two combined for “Fight of the Night” in 2011 as well, in bout which was ultimately ruled a no contest due to an illegal knee by Oliveira. Lentz, of Minnesota, has a 27-5-2 record, with one no contest.
A post-fight bonus was also awarded to Oliveira’s fellow Brazilian Rony Jason, who earned a first round submission victory among the evening’s preliminary bouts.