Though the main card fighters may have initially earned higher salaries entering Saturday night’s events it was the undercard’s participants who laid claim to all three UFC “…of the Night” bonuses.
Reigning supreme amongst the evening’s bonus winners was the affable Pat Barry, who overcame an early eye-poke to bring his professional MMA record to 5-1 with a hard-fought second round TKO victory over fellow kickboxer Antoni Hardonk. Barry earned an additional $120,000 on top of his previously scheduled purse for winning both “Fight of the Night” and “Knockout of the Night” honors. Hardonk was also awarded $60,000 for his participation in the bout.
“Submission of the Night”, and the sixty thousand dollar reward attached to the distinction, went to 6’11 Stefan Struve. Struve weathered an early attack from opponent Chase Gormley to lock in a Triangle Choke for the first round win.