Make it rain! Six fighters get bonuses after UFC Vegas 31
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada are always a bit flat after a big sell-out show, and UFC Vegas 31 was no different after the craziness that ‘was UFC 264. That didn’t stop the fighters on the map from delivering big, and in turn, the UFC executives decided to award fighters additional “Night Performance” bonuses. Normally there is one “Night Fight” bonus and two “Night Performance” bonuses worth $ 50,000 each.
This time for UFC Vegas 31, the UFC handed out four “Performance of the Night” bonuses instead of two.
Your “fight of the night?” Gabriel Benitez versus Billy Quarantillo, who saw Quarantillo take down a very stubborn Benitez who never stopped trying to win (watch the highlights).
As for the money from “Performances of the Night”, it went to Miesha Tate, Rodolfo Vieira, Rodrigo Nascimento and Mateusz Gamrot.
While Marion Reneau’s finish by Tate wasn’t the most dazzling, it was certainly solid after a five-year absence from competition. Vieira reaffirmed how dangerous he is as a submission specialist by putting Dustin Stoltzfus to sleep with a choke in the back. Nascimento opened the “Prelims” undercard with a knockout from Alan Baudot. And Mateusz Gamrot went through Jeremy Stephens like a knife scorching in butter, slicing him down and subduing him with a kimura (remember that?) In just over a minute.
Each fighter pockets $ 50,000 for their hard work in the cage.
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