UFC 166 Bonuses Awarded to Sanchez, Melendez, Others

Given how quick announcer Joe Rogan–and many within the UFC fandom–was in calling it the most entertaining fight of all time, it should come as no surprise that the Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez bout claimed “Fight of the Night” honors at UFC 166.

Each competitor won $60,000, according to UFC President Dana White, who announced the bonuses during the post-show press conference.

White also revealed that John Dodson and Tony Ferguson won $60,000 bonuses for knockout of the night and submission of the night, respectively.

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