Anderson Silva gets double $60,000 UFC 117 bonusPosted on August 8, 2010, 01:03 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC 117 combatants Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Stefan Struve and the Hall of Famer Matt Hughes all earned hefty $60,000 bonuses for their performances at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Stefan Struve earned the "Knockout of the Night" bonus for his stunning comeback on the Preliminary Card, while Matt Hughes got the "Submission of the Night" for his brutal Guillotine Choke victory against Ricardo Almeida.
As for the main eventers, Anderson Silva was also named for the "Submission of the Night" award as well as the "Fight of the Night" alongside Chael Sonnen, receiving no less than $120,000 bonus to his original fighting purse.
Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to action on August 28th, with the Penn vs Edgar and James Toney against Randy Couture fights at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.