The UFC will typically always award bonuses at the end of a night of fights, but UFC London was not your typical fight card. Usually, the bonuses include ‘performance of the night’ and ‘fight of the night.’ These are normally awarded to three to four individuals.
Obviously, the $50,000 pay bump is well deserved for all fighters who make the walk to the octagon. However, the UFC uses it as an incitive for the athletes to perform at the best of their abilities. It is also no secret that the UFC will lean to those who score incredible finishes.
At UFC London – a card that was stacked with fantastic talent and spectacular finishes – the UFC and Dana White decided to hand out a whopping nine bonuses.
See Dana White speak on the bonuses and night of fights below:
In the post-fight scrum, White states that he “gave bonuses to everybody that had a finish tonight, total of nine bonuses. Congratulations to everybody.”
The list of UFC London bonus recipients include:
Muhammad Mokaev (def. Cody Durden via first-round submission)
Paul Craig (def. Nikita Krylov via first-round submission)
Sergei Pavlovich (def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via first-round TKO)
Makwan Amirkhani (def. Mike Grundy via first-round submission)
Ilia Topuria (def. Jai Herbert via second-round knockout)
Molly McCann (def. Luana Carolina via third-round knockout)
Paddy Pimblett (def. Kazula Vargas via first-round submission)
Arnold Allen (def. Dan Hooker via first-round TKO)
Tom Aspinall (def. Alexander Volkov via first-round submission)
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.