Following last night’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Conneticut the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced.
Picking up ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the back-and-forth battle between Joe Lauzon and Michael Chiesa that kicked off the main card of the show.
Lauzon deserves a special mention here as this latest bonus means that he’s won more of them than any other fighter in UFC history – 13 to be exact. A terrific achievement, so hats off to him for that.
Meanwhile, earning a ‘Performance Of The Night’ award was main event star Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza who looked in control of his fight with Gegard Mousasi from start to finish before producing a third round submission finish.
Also scooping up a ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus was Ben Rothwell who earned a first round TKO stoppage against Alistair Overeem after rocking him on the feet on a couple of occasions – a feat that’s even impressive when ‘Big Ben’ revealed post-fight that he suspected that one of his arms had broken blocking a kick earlier in the fight (a hospital visit later discovered that wasn’t the case).