When Chan Sung Jung discussed his highlight-reel tapping of Leonard Garcia in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan he made sure to give credit to BJJ expert Eddie Bravo for having indirectly taught him the “Twister” technique through a series of online videos. It now appears Jung can also afford to send a Thank You card or thousand to show his gratitude, as “The Korean Zombie” was awarded $55,000 and “Submission of the Night” for his last-second sub of Garcia at “UFN 24: Nogueira vs. Davis”. The performance broke a two-fight slide for Jung and marked the first time Garcia had been finished in more than two years.
News of Jung’s windfall was announced along with the card’s other bonus-winners from Saturday’s show in Seattle at a post-event press conference.
A trio of undercard competitors stole the show in terms of taking home the remaining distinctions and attached paychecks, as Johny Hendricks received “Knockout of the Night” (and $55k) after TKOing T.J. Waldburger a little more than ninety seconds into their preliminary pairing. Hendricks improved his overall record to 10-1 with the successful showing with the bulk of the decorated amateur wrestler’s wins coming by way of strikes.
Finally, bantamweights earned the event’s coveted “Fight of the Night” slot as a result of Michael McDonald’s hotly contested decision victory over Edwin Figueroa. Similar to the other bonuses, both men were given $55,000 for their award-winning efforts. McDonald has emerged with his hands raised in five straight fights including knockouts of Cole Escovedo and Manny Tapia.