The UFC went above and beyond when awarding bonuses for “Fight of the Night” for last night’s UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann event from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY.
UFC President Dana White originally announced $60,000 bonuses for Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampann for the “Fight of the Night” bonus. However, after that announcement, White decided to throw an extra $100,000 each to Sanchez and Kampmann for their memorable brawl.
“I don’t forget fights like that,” White told Yahoo! Sports. “That was an unbelievable fight. That was the kind of fight you saw back in the 1980s in boxing, a classic war. Diego Sanchez is one of the toughest [expletives] I’ve ever seen, man. It was a dogfight. They both gave every ounce of what they had. Kampmann got a loss on his record, but he didn’t lose that fight. There are no losers when you’re in a fight like that.”
Meanwhile, the organization awarded $40,000 for “Knockout of the Night” (Shane Roller) and “Submission of the Night” (Brian Bowles). Here’s the full list of bonuses awarded for last night’s event:
Fight of the Night ($160,000 each)
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
Knockout of the Night ($40,000)
Submission of the Night ($40,000)