UFC Fight Night 101 Bonuses: Robert Whittaker Pockets $100K for First-Round TKO
By: Tristen Critchfield Nov 26, 2016
Whittaker continues to move up the ladder in the UFC’s
middleweight division, and his work is paying off handsomely.
Whittaker garnered $100,000 in post-fight bonuses for his victory
Brunson in the
UFC Fight Night 101 headliner at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
on Saturday Night. “The Reaper” and Brunson combined to earn “Fight
of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their wild brawl, which
ended with Whittaker putting his foe away with a jab, head kick and
a swarm of follow-up punches 4:07 into the opening stanza.
That finish, Whittaker’s fifth consecutive triumph at 185 pounds,
also earned him a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” pay check.
Elsewhere, Tyson Pedro
took home the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night”
bonus for his first-round submission of Khalil
Rountree at 205 pounds. Pedro survived an early knockdown to
take his foe down and eventually transition to a rear-naked choke
at the 4:07 mark of the period.