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UFC 85: Alves, Burns, Wiman and Tavares earn UFC “Fight Night” Bonuses

MMA Junkie has got the traditional UFC “Fight Night” bonuses for yesterday’s UFC 85: Bedlam.

The bonuses were set at $50,000 which is $25,000 less than last month’s UFC 84: Ill Will. They were awarded as follows:

  • Thiago Alves earns $50,000 for KO of the night after his 2nd round TKO over former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes.
  • UFC newcomer, Kevin Burns earns $50,000 for submission of the night after his 2nd round triangle choke of Roan Carneiro.
  • Both Matt Wiman and Thiago Tavares earned $50,000 for their exciting two round scrap which Wiman won via KO.

I personally disagree with Alves earning KO of the night based on the fact these bonuses are up to the UFC’s discretion and he should not be rewarded with anything extra after failing to make weight, regardless of any injury that may of hindered his training. In my opinion Luis Cane should have earned that award as he knocked Jason Lambert down cleanly three times in their fight before the referee intervened.

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