Four fighters on last nights card earned more than their standard pay, as they were rewarded $50,000 in bonus money for their efforts. Dan Miller, Cub Swanson, Sam Stout, and Spencer Fisher all walked away with a win bonus.
While Dan Miller’s fight did not air, he had one of the only submission wins on the card. Ricardo Funch looked well on his way to his first UFC victory, but the third round changed that. A punch from Miller rocked Funch, and Miller finished the fight on the ground with a guillotine choke. This gave Miller a little extra cash, in his successful debut at welterweight.
Cub Swanson looked like a completely different fighter. After suffering from numerous injuries throughout his career, even saying in a post-fight interview that another surgery and his career is likely over. Well, let’s hope he stays healthy, because he turned in an excellent performance last night. Looking sharp and throwing a variety of strikes, he finished the always tough Ross Pearson. That marks his second knockout in a row, and his first bonus in the UFC.
Despite Dana White believing that Spencer Fisher won the fight, it may have been the last time we see Spencer in the octagon. If this has to be his last fight he went out in true Fisher fashion by throwing non-stop leather. The fight may have not went his way, but the extra 50k will soften that blow. Stout said he was in his prime going into this fight, but on the feet he was beaten. Luckily, his game has evolved, and his new found wrestling won the fight for him.