Fighters who fail a weight race are usually denied tournament bonuses, however, UFC President Dana White made an exception for Jeff Neal, awarding the American a $50,000 bonus for his Fight of the Night fight against Shavkat Rakhmonov.
“I don’t care, I’ll pay him anyway,” the head of the organization said at a press conference after the UFC 285 tournament in Las Vegas.
At the official weigh-in ceremony, Jeff Neal missed the weight-race by four pounds (1.8 kg) over the welterweight division limit, and forfeited thirty percent of the fee for the fight. The fight of the top welterweights, which became the third most important event of the event, ended at 4:17 of the third round with the victory of Shavkat Rakhmonov by rear naked choke.
In addition, $50,000 for Performance of the Night was awarded to Jon Jones, who defeated Cyril Gan by guillotine in the first round, Alexa Grasso, who took away the UFC flyweight championship belt from Valentina Shevchenko, and organization debutant Bo Nickal, in two and a half minutes. choking Jamie Pickett with a hand triangle.