UFC on FOX 4 bonuses: Lauzon breaks record

source: The Underground Blog

UFC on FOX 4
$50,000 Performance Bonuses

Fight of the Night
Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner

Submission of the Night
Joe Lauzon

Knockout of the Night
Mike Swick

Joe Lauzon was widely reported to be tied with Demain Maia, Terry Etim, and Nate Diaz for most Submission of the Night performance bonus wins, at four each.

Joe Lauzon vs. Melvin Guillard, UFC 136, October 8, 2011
Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Warburton, UFC on Versus 4/UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry, June 26, 2011
Joe Lauzon vs. Gabriel Ruediger, UFC 118, August 28, 2010
Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens, UFC Fight Night 17/UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens, February 7, 2009

In addition, Lauzon has won three Fight of the Night bonuses:
Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropoulos, UFC 123, November 20, 2010
Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout, UFC 10, January 2, 2010
Joe Lauzon vs. Kenny Florian, UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon, April 2, 2008 

However, Lauzon reportedly won a Submission of the Night bonus for choking out Brandon Melendez at the TUF 5 Finale, and a Knockout of the Night bonus for his 48-second KO of Jens Pulver at UFC 63. but these bonuses were never officially announced by the UFC.

Kevin Iole refers to the KOOTY here.

The UFC's own website refers to him as having won Submission of the Night five times (Warburton, Melendez, Stephens, Ruediger, and Melendez). They also credit him as well with a KO bonus for the victory over Pulver.

"Has won Submission of the Night five times (Guillard, Warburton, Melendez, Stephens, Ruediger), Fight of the Night three times (Sotiropoulos, Florian, Stout), KO of the Night once (Pulver)"

Thus, with two more tonight, it appears that Joe Lauzon is the Performance Bonus 'of the Night' leader in the UFC. Not to be overlooked, Lauzon's 11 bonuses come from 13 UFC fights, while Anderson Silva's 9 have come in 15 fights and Lytle's 10 bonuses coming in 20 UFC appearances, making Lauzons feat that much more impressive.


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Oblivious site profile image  

8/5/12 7:14 PM by Oblivious

He is a killer, no point fighting ever. Congrats Joe!

cheesesteak site profile image  

8/5/12 2:01 PM by cheesesteak

beautiful Sub!

G-Hands site profile image  

8/5/12 12:24 PM by G-Hands

that's awesome. Good on you Joe!

beanouno site profile image  

8/5/12 11:48 AM by beanouno

Nice 100k bonus.

cvroy21 site profile image  

8/5/12 11:35 AM by cvroy21

 congrats to Joe Lauzon, awesome fight last night against a tough and focused Jaimie Varner.  Joe has some on of the sickest sub games in the UFC.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/5/12 11:32 AM by RyannVonDoom

Fedor over sylvia

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/5/12 11:32 AM by RyannVonDoom


Steve4192 site profile image  

8/5/12 10:45 AM by Steve4192

Because his fight was better (Machida-Bader was kind of dull until the KO).  Plus, he had the whole 'coming back from career threatening illness thing' going for him too.  Everyone loves a comeback story.

Jason site profile image  

8/5/12 10:34 AM by Jason

 ^ i believe its right around 450k

Brigham site profile image  

8/5/12 10:31 AM by Brigham

How much does that equal in dollars?