Last night’s UFC on FOX event saw a light heavyweight contender rise in Anthony Johnson, who earned a devastating first round TKO win over Alexander Gustafsson in the main event.
With the win, the man they call “Rumble” secured a position as next in line to fight Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
But, that’s not all.
When the the UFC’s traditional post-fight bonuses were awarded, he also had earned an extra $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus.
The honor marked the fourth post-fight bonus of Johnson’s career: most recently, he won “Performance of the Night” in a knockout win over Rogerio Nogueira last year.
Joining Johnson among the winners of post-fight bonuses, who each receive an additional $50,000, was the victor in the co-main event Gegard Mousasi, who also dispatched his opponent in the first round.
Mousasi, who defeated Dan Henderson in a middleweight bout, received the second “Performance of the Night” honor of his career, and third post-fight bonus overall. Mousasi earned the same honor in his TKO of Mark Munoz last year. His bout with Lyoto Machida, also last year, was named “Fight of the Night.”
The UFC did not award a “Fight of the Night” this time, but did award two more “Performance of the Night” bonuses to fighters among the event’s preliminary bouts.
Makwan Amirkhani earned the honor for his eight-second knockout of Andy Ogle in a featherweight contest. Amirkhani was making his UFC debut.
Finally, Kenny Robertson earned “Performance of the Night” with a first round knockout of Sultan Aliev. This marks his second post-fight bonus.