UFC 282 post-fight bonuses: Dana White’s ‘good mood’ nets every finisher $50k


UFC President Dana White felt the holidays were in full swing, and gave out extra money at UFC 282.

White announced after Saturday’s pay-per-view event that almost every finisher on Saturday’s card – nine in total – would be awarded a “Performance of the Night” bonus worth $50,000.

The remaining finish, a scrap between main card combatants Dricus Du Plessis and Darren Till, was awarded “Fight of the Night” with both taking home an additional $50,000. After White blasted the fighters of the main and co-main, the award wasn’t a surprise.

The UFC 282 was held Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. ESPN+ paid-per-view aired the main event card live.

Among the finishers to take home an extra $50k:

  • Santiago Ponzinibbio with a come-from-behind knockout of Alex Morono on the main card.
  • Ilia Topuria submitted a submission by submission artist Bryce Mitchell.
  • Raul Rosas Jr. became the UFC’s youngest fighter at 18 and won his first victory with an easy submission.
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik with a first-round railroading of Chris Daukaus.
  • Edmen Shahbazyan and a stoppage in the second round of Dalcha Lugiambula.
  • Chris Curtis with a second-round knockout of Joaquin Buckley after their online rivalry led to a fight.
  • Billy Quarantillo once again demonstrated his strength by taking Alexander Hernandez at his best and returning in the second round for a TKO.
  • T.J. Brown thanks for controlling Erik Silva, the wild and unpredictable man with an arm triangle choke.
  • Cameron Saaiman fought Steven Koslow and won a TKO in the third round.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/11/23503768/ufc-282-post-fight-bonuses-dana-whites-good-mood-nets-every-finisher-50k?rand=96749