01 Jan UFC Vegas 16 bonuses: Hermansson vs. Vettori ‘Fight of the Night,’ two extras get ‘pretty decent checks’
There are four official bonus-winners after UFC Vegas 16. But a pair of fighters will also get additional money, per UFC President Dana White.
White announced $50,000 “Fight of the Night” checks going to middleweight headliners between Marvin Vettori and Jack Hermansson, who waged an exciting five-round fight that Vettori took via unanimous decision.
“Performance of the Night” winners included Jordan Leavitt, who was a shoo-in for extra cash for his slam knockout of Matt Wiman on the opening main card fight, and Gabriel Benitez, who stopped Justin Jaynes cold with a knee to the body later in the night at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Wright and Benitez will each collect $50,000 for their work.
Ilia Topuria and Jamahal Hill aren’t officially on the list, but White said “those guys are going to get pretty decent checks” in addition to their show and win purses for Saturday night. Featherweight Topuria knocked out Damon Jackson on the preliminary card, while Hill earned a standing TKO over Ovince Saint Preux in the co-headliner.