UFC 274 bonuses: Michael Chandler snags extra $50K for absurd face kick knockout


Michael Chandler scored one of the greatest knockouts in UFC history on Saturday, so handing him a bonus was a no-brainer.

UFC President Dana White revealed that Andre Fialho and Chandler won Performance of the Night awards at the UFC postfight press conference. Fight of the Night was awarded to Brandon Royval, and Matt Schnell.

All four fighters will receive an extra $50,000 to go along with their awards.

Chandler shocked the Phoenix crowd by beating Tony Ferguson in the early rounds. He then blasted Ferguson with a devastating front kick to his face, leaving him unconscious just seconds into round 2. This was Chandler’s third fight-night bonus in only four UFC appearances.

The long-standing Bellator star received an award for Performance of the Night in Dan Hooker’s UFC debut and for his fight against Justin Gaethje.

Fialho was the card’s other knockout. He dragged UFC’s newcomer Cameron VanCamp out of the ring in just one round. This victory marked Fialho’s second fight in as many weeks.

The preliminary section of the card saw Royval and Schnell battling in one of their most thrilling rounds. Royval won a submission by the guillotine to end a bout that lasted barely over two minutes.