Four fighters get $70K in bonuses
SYDNEY -- Four fighters are going home $70,000 richer after winning bonuses from UFC 127 Sunday afternoon.
UFC president Dana White informed ESPN.com of the bonuses shortly after the conclusion of UFC 127 in Acer Arena.
Heavyweight Mark Hunt (6-7) took home the award for Knockout of the Night for his second-round knockout of Chris Tuchscherer. It was Hunt's first time winning the award.
A welterweight fight between Brian Ebersole (47-14-1) and Chris Lytle (30-18-5) was chosen as Fight of the Night. Ebersole won the fight by unanimous decision.
White also added that Riki Fukuda (17-5) would be paid his winning bonus despite losing a unanimous decision to Nick Ring (11-0). The decision fell under controversy as many watching, including White, felt Fukuda won the fight.
"There's no doubt who won that fight," White said. "[Fukuda] will get paid as if he won and we will move him along just like he won the fight, because he definitely won that fight."
Brett Okamoto covers mixed martial arts for ESPN.com.
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