By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Dana White revealed the bonuses for an amazing UFC 139: “Shogun vs. Hendo” event, the promotional debut for the UFC at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, during the post-fight press conference after the event on Saturday night.
“Knockout Of The Night” went to Michael McDonald, who picked up a big KO over Alex Soto in the first Spike TV preliminary bout. McDonald's KO at 56 seconds of the first round earned the up-and-coming prospect an additional $70,000.
“Submission Of The Night” went to the new UFC bantamweight number one contender Urijah Faber, for his impressive guillotine choke victory over Brian Bowles. Faber's second round submission earned “The California Kid” an additional $70,000.
And in an interesting turn of events, despite being widely considered possibly the best fight in MMA history, Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua's five-round war wasn't the only fight to earn “Fight Of The Night” honors, as UFC president Dana White opted to give out two “Fight Of The Night” bonuses. Hendo's unanimous decision victory over Shogun earned both guys an extra $70,000, but Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le each received $70,000 extra in cheddar cheese for their epic two-round slugfest in the evening's co-main event.
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