Benoit, Diaz, Holdsworth OTN winners


$50,000 'of the Night' performance bonuses

Fight of the Night*
Josh Sampo defeated Ryan Benoit by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 4:31)

Knockout of the Night
Nate Diaz defeated Gray Maynard by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 1st Round, 2:38)

Submission of the Night
Chris Holdsworth defeated Davey Grant by Submission (RNC, 2nd Round, 2:10)

*Ordinarily both the winning and the losing fighter get $50,000 for being in the fight of the night. However, in a response to fighters failing to make weight, the UFC said previously that fighters must make weight to receive a performance bonus. Thus, despite losing Benoit earned an extra $100K in his first UFC.

The Knockout of the Night was Diaz's 11th, putting him in third place behind Joe Lauzon and Anderson Silva, who are tied at 12 each. Diaz previously won five Fights of the Night and five Submissions of the Night.

There were also $25,000 TUF 18 'of the Season' bonuses awarded, and all went to female fighters.

Fight of the Season
Raquel Pennington over Jessamyn Duke by unanimous decision, episode six.

Knockout of the Season
Jessica Rakoczy beat  Roxanne Modafferi by TKO in the second.

Submission of the Season
Sarah Moras over Peggy Morgan during the elimination round.

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Eisenberg site profile image  

12/2/13 8:51 AM by Eisenberg

Overeem made way more than that in his first UFC fight. Thats pretty awesome for Benoit though...thats life changing money for a young fighter.

XblacksheepX site profile image  

12/2/13 8:41 AM by XblacksheepX

first fight in the ufc.first fight on the card.first time 100.000$ fight of the night double-bonus.probably also gets 20% of Sampo's win money for him not making weight.way to make your losing ufc debut. :DSampo took the fight on 8 days notice though and missed 1.5 pounds, while both man fought like hell. short notice should cut him some slack.

FlowWithTheGo site profile image  

12/1/13 2:31 PM by FlowWithTheGo

I'm glad Ryan got paid. He showed up, made weight, and fought. Paid to do what it was he was there for. I hope he comes back and gets a W.

epwar site profile image  

12/1/13 2:20 PM by epwar

First time someone on the first fight earned $100,000?  

Calavaro site profile image  

12/1/13 3:44 AM by Calavaro

First time someone new in the ufc makes a 100k in a losing effort?