UFC Vegas 50 bonuses: Song Yadong cashes extra $50,000 for highlight-reel KO


Song Yadong is leaving Las Vegas with some bonus cash after scoring the biggest win of his career at UFC Vegas 50.

Yadong was one of four fighters to earn an extra $50,000 for a Performance of the Night bonus for his first-round knockout of Marlon Moraes. Yadong defeated the title challenger twice, tumbling Moraes in the first round with an impressive uppercut. He won his third consecutive UFC victory.

Yadong was recognized for his hard work and joined Cody Brundage, Azamat Murzakanov, and Khalil Rountree on UFC’s postfight bonus train.

Rountree knocked out Karl Roberson with a wicked second-round body kick followed by punches, Brunage scored a come-from-behind submission over Dalcha Lungiambula, and Murzakanov knocked out Tafon Nchukwi with a monstrous flying knee to open the card.

UFC Vegas 50 took place March 12 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Light heavyweight contender Magomed Ankalaev outpointed Thiago Santos in the main event.