UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort” from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $65,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 26 fighters on the card. And it may not come as a shock whose wallets are leaving “The Lone Star State” a little heavier.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded undercard standouts Rick Story and Brian Foster “Fight of the Night” for their electrifying back-and-forth war that was short on rounds but long on excitement.
It was a “Horror” Story for Brian Foster after being taken down in the second stanza where he would find himself tapping out to a slick arm-triangle choke.
So slick, in fact, that it also garnered Story “Submission of the Night” and an additional $65,000 — giving him a total of $130,000 for about six minutes of work.
Not a bad night for the UFC sophomore.
Last but not least was the “Phenom”enal knockout of former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin that earned Vitor Belfort “Knockout of the Night” in his UFC return.
The “Old Vitor” is back — and he’s got the big bag of bonus cash to prove it.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 103:
Fight of the Night — Rick Story vs. Brian Foster
Knockout of the Night — Vitor Belfort
Submission of the Night — Rick Story
Again, each fighter received $65,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible. The highly anticipated event drew 17,428 fans for a $2.4 million gate