UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir Payouts and BonusesPosted on May 27, 2012, 12:34 AM by Mike Searson
UFC paid out $70,000 in bonuses for Octagon performances in UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir which went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night, according to MMAWeekly.com.
The Knockout of the Night awards went to Dan Hardy and Roy Nelson; Stefan Struve and Paul Sass took home awards for Submission of the Night. No award has been given for Fight of the Night.
Roy "Big Country" Nelson and Dan "the Outlaw" Hardy were both coming in off a string of losses and both men needed the wins they acheived to stay viable in their UFC carreers. Nelson dropped Dave "PeeWee" Herman with his big right hand in what could best be described as an overhead-roundhouse-corkscrew at 51 seconds into the first round of their fight on the Pay-Per-View card. Hardy knocked out Duane Ludwig on the preliminary card which aired on FX.
Stefan Struve deftly submitted renowned striker Lavar Johnson via armbar on the main card at 1:05 of the first round. Paul Sass got the better of Jacob Volkmann via triangle-choke armbar on the Facebook fight.
With each of these four fighters taking home $70,000. The total in bonuses given out for UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir came to $280,000.