UFC London simply had too many great performances to choose from for the usual Performances of the Night bonuses, so Dana White decided to choose them all.
With so many deserving performances, White announced post-fight that the UFC would make history by awarding $50,000 bonuses to everybody who scored a finish on the card.
On Saturday night, nine of the 12 fights ended in a draw at O 2 arena. Muhammad Mokaev and Sergei Pavlovich were all impressive in their first round finishes on the undercard. The energy continued to roll into the main card, where Ilia Topuria and Molly McCann, Paddy Pimblett and Arnold Allen all scored highlights-reel stopspages.
” They had done the bonus and were showing me how to do it. I thought it was ridiculous. I’m in such a good mood, give everybody a bonus,'” White said at the post-fight press conference.
“And they all deserved it. It couldn’t be a more perfect night. You couldn’t create a better script. It couldn’t go any better than it did. It was amazing to see the fights. Everyone fought for their rights. Kids that won, kids who lost
White has many reasons to smile. According to the UFC, UFC London was the highest-grossing Fight Night event in the promotion’s history.