”UFC on Versus” will always be remembered as a significant event in that it was the company’s first card on the cable network typically known as home to World Extreme Cagefighting. As such, perhaps it was fate the show’s bonus announcements would stay in line with the history-making trend, and indeed they did as not only were three ”Knockout of the Night” checks written but no ”Fight of the Night honors were doled out. The news was announced at the post-event press conference and reported by MMAJunkie.
Blue-chip youngsters Junior Dos Santos, Jon Jones, and John Howard all earned an additional $50,000 on top of their contracted salaries for their impressive strike-induced finishes, while fan-favorite Clay Guida netted an extra fifty thousand dollars for ”Submission of the Night” after finishing Shannon Gugerty with an arm triangle in the second stanza of their bout. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak for Guida and was his first by submission since UFC 64 in October 2006.