Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Only moments after the event ended, UFC president Dana White announced the fight night bonuses for UFC On Fuel 8.
UFC On Fuel TV 8 started out with a bang. After a close fought first round Hyun Gyu Lim knocked out Marcelo Guimaraes with a brutal knee in the second. Then things took a turn. Up until the co-main event, every other fight on the card ended in either a split or unanimous decision, some more exciting than others. But, when it came to handing out the Fight Night bonuses, UFC president Dana White rewarded the men in the top two fights:
FON=Wandy vs Stann KO= Wandy and Hunt!!!! Both win 50k— Dana White (@danawhite) March 3, 2013
There's no doubt that these three fighters earned the extra money tonight. Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann went back and forth in a brutal battle in their 9 minutes fight. Silva finally came out on top with the TKO, but both put it all on the line.
Hunt's KO bonus was no less deserved. He was well into the 3rd round with a much larger man. He'd held his own and survived where most thought he'd be easily defeated. When the opportunity presented itself, he landed the fight-ending blow that brok the jaw of Stefan Struve.