Tony Ferguson might not have been victorious at UFC 262 however the former interim champion is a winner in our eyes for giving his colleagues the possibility to win some extra cash on Saturday night time.
Forward of the eagerly anticipated pay-per-view present ‘El Cucuy’ known as on Dana White to bump up the bonus cash.
“(Final time once I fought in Houston), we have been right here for the performance-bonus assembly,” Ferguson stated to White at Thursday’s pre-fight press convention. “(Travis Browne) stated, ‘You understand, every little thing is larger in Texas, Dana, proper?’ Proper, you do not forget that? He stated, ‘How a couple of greater bonus?’ So, I’m going to ask you, Dana. Since we’re right here, like final time, can we’ve got an even bigger bonus this time?”
The cheering crowd in attendance clearly preferred the concept however White stayed silent, leaving everybody to imagine the bonus cash wouldn’t be elevated. Nonetheless, come combat night time he had elevated the bonus pay from $50,000 to $75,000 for UFC 262.
So, who walked away with the bumper bonus cheques?
Charles Oliveira – Efficiency of the Evening
The brand new light-weight champion earned himself an additional $75,000 for his title-winning efficiency towards Michael Chandler. Oliveira survived some deep hassle in spherical one earlier than blitzing the previous Bellator champ in spherical two to assert the strap just lately vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Christos Giagos – Efficiency of the Evening
The primary combat of the night set the tone for what was an epic night time of scraps. Christos Giagos survived a really robust spherical one earlier than securing a D’arce choke on Sean Soriano who went out chilly. The tremendous uncommon submission win banked Giagos an additional $75,000 in bonus cash.
Edson Barboza & Shane Burgos – Struggle of the Evening
“This featherweight combat was as marketed by means of three rounds. Many followers had highlighted Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos as a possible Struggle of the Evening and it really delivered. The Brazilian landed his vicious kicks and crisp punches all through the combat. Burgos was sport and ripped to the physique usually and appear unfazed by the punishment coming his method. The combat led to weird style as Burgos stumbled to the ground a couple of seconds after consuming a shot from Barboza. He was out however the featherweight contender delivered a few floor strikes earlier than the referee known as the combat. Each males will take residence an additional $75,000 for his or her really epic performances at UFC 262.
Do you suppose the proper individuals obtained bonus cash at UFC 262?