Newly crowned contender Chael Sonnen picked up more than a shot at the UFC Middleweight Championship when he defeated Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision on Saturday night – he also netted an extra $60,000 for his efforts. Their scrap was named “Fight of the Night” at UFC 109 meaning Marquardt earned an additional sixty thousand dollars to help mend his wounds with as well.
Also taking home an unexpected amount of cash were fellow main card participants Matt Serra and Paulo Thiago. Serra was awarded “Knockout of the Night” after flattening Frank Trigg a few minutes into their bout, while Thiago’s second-round D’Arce Choke of American Kickboxing Academy’s Mike Swick was designated “Submission of the Night”.
The above bonus information was announced at the post-event press conference and originally reported by Sherdog.