UFC 166 went down Saturday night from Houston’s Toyota Center, and the old adage that “Everything is bigger in Texas” held true to form.
Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson and Tony Ferguson all picked up an extra $60,000 in bonus money, up from the usual $50,000 handed out by the promotion.
Melendez bested Sanchez in the “Fight of the Night,” while Dodson scored “Knockout of the Night” honors and Ferguson claimed “Submission of the Night.”
The live gate was $2.5 million with an early announced attendance of 17,238.
In the main event, Cain Velasquez successfully defended his UFC heavyweight title over Junior dos Santos.