3. Lyoto Machida – Four ‘Knockout Of The Night’ Bonuses
Machida is often praised for being hard to hit, but when the time comes to return fire the Karate master has proven himself to do so with devastating effect as proven by the four ‘Knockout Of The Night’ awards he’s claimed during his UFC career.
It took him until his sixth UFC fight to earn his first bonus, but it was worth the wait as he KO’d Thiago Silva in brutal fashion. Getting a taste for it he then went on to hand Rashad Evans an impromptu nap on the canvas in his next fight to claim the light-heavyweight title.
Two years later came an almost Hollywood scripted moment when he KO’d Randy Couture with crane kick, and in his middleweight debut at the tail end of last year he earned another bonus after a stunning head kick finish against Mark Munoz.