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Cain Velasquez scores $70,000 bonus with championship win

Freshly crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez not only took home a promotional title with his TKO victory over Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 but was also awarded “Knockout of the Night” and an extra $70,000 based on the performance.

News of the bonus was announced at the post-event press conference.

Also earning an additional check for their showing in Anaheim, Diego Sanchez and Paulo Thiago were given the show’s “Fight of the Night” distinction. Sanchez and Thiago battled for three full rounds with a handful of near-finishes taking place along the way for both welterweights.

Finally, Daniel Roberts picked up “Submission of the Night” on top of his eleventh career victory for his first-round Anaconda Choke of opponent Mike Guymon. The tap-out inducing technique came a little more than a minute into their preliminary match-up.

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