Nogueira, Pearson, & Barbosa win $100,000 bonuses at UFC 134

by Matt Erickson | source:

Fight night bonus awards in the amount of $100,000 each were given to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson after the historic UFC 134 card in Rio de Janeiro. It was the UFC's first trip to Brazil since 1998.

There was no submission in the 12 fights on the card at HSBC Arena in Rio, so UFC president Dana White said at Saturday's post-fight press conference he got to save a little money. Previous six-figure bonuses have been awarded at UFC 129 in Toronto, where fighters got $129,000 bonuses after fights in front of a UFC record of more than 55,000 fans. And at UFC 100, bonus winners also got $100,000 each.

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ZombieAutoPilot site profile image  

8/28/11 12:42 PM by ZombieAutoPilot

Barboza was landing hard kicks to the body. Good combinTions. Got a really nice knockdown. It was a very close fight but I agree with a split decision for barboza

Yelm site profile image  

8/28/11 12:40 PM by Yelm

 Pearson did not win the fight.  29-28 was the correct score imo.  It was more competetive than I thought it would be though.

Zaph site profile image  

8/28/11 12:35 PM by Zaph

I couldn't listen to the commentary, because my wife was talking the whole time. I never hear the commentary until the second time I watch fights.

ednzo777 site profile image  

8/28/11 12:30 PM by ednzo777

eating strikes?lol did you listen to kenny commentate? i bet you didhe landed everything he through where as Edson couldnt even land leg kicks lol. They where being checked. Edson landed a handful of punches and almost no kicks.Ross outstrikes him with punches and kicks

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

8/28/11 12:17 PM by MisterHawkeMMA

Did I say hate, or did you just add that to what I said? Of course Dana doesn't hate him. His dislike for him isn't even personal. He just dislikes that he keeps having brain-farts during matches. They make for entertaining fights, but for the wrong reasons.Remember, Dana was very mad when Paul Harris broke that kids heel a while back, and then he was really mad at what happened during Palhares fight with Marquardt. NO matter how entertaining the fight turned out to be, no way Dana was gonna reward Paul Harris having another brain fart. If Paul Harris is one of the best bjj player's in all of mma. If he stops having blonde moments, he wont have a problem getting back on Dana's good side.On another note... is it just me, or does anyone else really wanna see PH vs Maia?

Zaph site profile image  

8/28/11 12:07 PM by Zaph

For going forward while eating strikes the whole time?I love how some people seem to think that walking forward means winning a fight.

grafzep site profile image  

8/28/11 11:42 AM by grafzep

Paul Harris and Miller was imo the FOTN and I thought the Barboza fight was the dullest. If Dana hated Paul Harris then he would be gone

British men give me a Woodley site profile image  

8/28/11 10:07 AM by British men give me a Woodley

Miller/Paul Harris Robbed

Lookin Reem, Smelling Reem, Being Reem site profile image  

8/28/11 8:43 AM by Lookin Reem, Smelling Reem, Being Reem

Sloppy kick boxing much dose not deserve