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UFC 117 Fighter Bonuses, Silva Picks Up Double SOTN and FOTN Honors

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen received $60,000 fight of the night awards, given to, as the name implies, the two fighters who fought the most exciting or hard fought fight on the entire card. Anderson Silva also picked up another $60,000 for submission of the night for his fifth round triangle submission of Sonnen.

Another submission of the night bonus was distributed as well, this 60 grand going to Matt Hughes for his first round choke-out of Ricardo Almeida. The night's knockout of the night went to Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve for his comeback second round TKO of newcomer Christian Morecraft.  That fight was on the night's undercard, but was shown on the pay per view broadcast following the Clay Guida versus Rafael dos Anjos fight.