Justin Gaethje is largely known as “The Highlight. ” he & ’s additionally become famous as “Mr. Bonus,” with now racked up a post-fight award after each of his true UFC bouts.
Gaethje added a second $50,000 bonus for his own coffers on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 2 in Philadelphia. He knocked out Edson Barboza midway through the initial round of these headlining departure, but UFC officials ascertained that it was the Battle of the nighttime, so Gaethje along with Barboza were each awarded a $50,000 bonus.
Though he is currently 32 at the Octagon, Gaethje has made an additional benefit for every one of the conflicts. He has three Fight of the night time honors and also two Performance of the Night awards.
Two additional major card boxers also took home bonuses from Philly.
Swedish-born fighter Jack Hermansson got a overall performance of this Night incentive for his 49-second entry of former World Series of penalizing dual-division champion David Branch. The sole additional fighter to ever submit Branch has been Rousimar Palhares, who ended him with a kneebar. Hermansson used a guillotine choke to the quick conclusion on Saturday.
Paul Craig took home the other Performance of this Night bonus for his conclusion of Kennedy Nzechukwu. After being poked in the eye many times a bout, Craig finally found the conclusion late in the next round. He used a slick triangle choke to induce the conclusion.
UFC on ESPN 2 has been the promotion’s first event in the Town of Brotherly Love in almost eight decades ago UFC 133 has been the previous time the promotion was in Philadelphia with Rashad Evans beating Tito Ortiz at the most important event.