Hunt & Silva earn ‘Fight of the Night’ and win bonuses
Tonight’s main event between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva may be one of the best heavyweight fights ever to go to a decision. Silva opened the fight strong, winning the first two rounds, but Hunt rallied back with a strong third round and the last two were close.
UFC President Dana White, who has been known to award situations were both fighters fight like warriors, announced that Silva and Hunt would receive the $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus.
If that weren’t enough, White also said that both fighters would receive their win bonus, depsite the bout being declared a majority draw:
Both Hunt and Silva win FON and both get their win bonus and I might buy them both their own private ISLANDS!!!! Sickest HW fight ever!!!
White continued to praise the two heavyweights on Twitter for an excellent performance:
I agree that I have NEVER been so happy with a draw in my life! I am happy it was a draw. Winner of that fight is US the fans!!!