Despite the somewhat controversial decision that award Diego Sanchez a victory over Martin Kampmann in Thursday night’s UFC on Versus 3 main event, both fighters can agree that the made some serious money for their three round war. Both Sanchez and Kampmann were initially awarded $60,000 apiece “Fight of the Night” bonus for their bloody war of attrition but were each given an additional $100,000 from UFC President Dana White based on the excitement of the fight.
Sanchez and Kampmann battled it out on their feet for every second of their 15 minute war. Most fans and media are calling the bout an early favorite for “Fight of the Year” honors.
Shane Roller’s UFC debut turned out to be extremely lucrative as he pocketed an extra $40,000 for winning “Knockout of the Night” honors for his one-punch come-from-behind knockout of Thiago Tavares.
Brian Bowles took home $40,000 for “Submission of the Night” honors with guillotine choke that put his opponent Damacio Page to sleep.