UFC 143 on Saturday night was an interesting night of MMA action. Some of the fights were true clunkers and the three marquee matchups were all close affairs that went the distance. According to Matt Erickson of Heavy, the fight bonuses for the event have been announced. Here is the full rundown.
Fight of the Night honors went to heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and "Big Country" Roy Nelson for their honest-to-god war in the last fight before the main event. This was the most decisive match that went to a decision, with Werdum absolutely demolishing Nelson in the first round, while Nelson spent the next two alternately dishing out his fair share of shots and taking heaps of abuse from the much-taller Werdum. The two fighters picked up an extra $65,000 each for their performance.
Stephen Thompson and Dustin Poirier also ended up taking two trips to the pay window. Thompson picked up Knockout of the Night with his head-kick KO of Dan Stittgen in the opening fight of the prelims. Poirier took home Submission of the Night honors with his triangle-armbar on Max Holloway, also in the prelims.
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