UFC 173 featured an exciting night of excellent fights from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC president Dana White just announced the post-fight bonuses at the UFC 173 post-fight press conference.
Not surprisingly, newly minted bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has scored a double bonus of $100,000 for his “Performance of the Night” and “Fight of the Night”-winning upset of formerly dominant champion Renan Barao in the card’s main event.
Barao ate a ton of power shots and was surprised by Dillashaw’s movement and striking in his first loss since 2005, so his $50,000 bonus will hardly serve as a consolation prize.
Mitch Clarke took home the other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his second round submission upset over TUF veteran Al Iaquinta.
Clarke was labeled as high as a 5-to-1 underdog against Iaquinta, following in the footsteps of upset-minded Dillashaw, who was one of the biggest underdogs to ever take home UFC gold in a match that will certainly go down as one of the greatest in UFC history.
The event drew a reported attendance of 11,036 for a live gate of $1.7 million.
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