UFC 147: Attendance and Fighter bonuses from Belo Horizonte , BrazilPosted on June 24, 2012, 01:34 AM by Mike Searson
The attendance and post-fight bonuses have been announced for tonight's UFC 147 from Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Bonuses of $65,000 were awarded for Submission of the Night, Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night to Rodrigo Damm, Rich Franklin, Wanderlei Silva and Marcos Vinicius. The total bonus payout for this event came to $260,000. These numbers do not represent any pay-per-view bonuses or victory bonuses.
UFC officials gave the attendance as 16,643 at the post fight press conference. Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC's managing director of international development, said the attendance figure represented a new high total for the UFC in Brazil.
The $65,000 bonuses were issued as following:
Submission of the Night:
Rodrigo Damm, Strikeforce veteran and cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" picked up the "Submission of the Night" award for his win over Anistavio "Gasparzinho" Medeiros, via rear-naked choke at 2:12 in the first round, putting Medeiros to sleep in the process. Medeiros tried to intimidate Damm at yesterday's weigh-ins, it turned out to be all bluster.
Knockout of the Night:
Marcos Vinicius was awarded Knockout of the Night for his third-round knockout of Wagner "Galeto" Campos in Facebook preliminary fight. Vinicius caught Campos with a knee to the body followed by a rapid succession of shots against the walls of the Octagon.
Fight of the Night:
The Fight of the Night bonus went to Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva in the Main Event. This fight was a rematch of sorts, as the two fought last at UFC 99 in 2009, where they, coincidentally, both won Fight of the Night. Franklin won that bout as well by Unanimous Decision, as well.
The Post Event Press Conference video is below: