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UFC 179 Bonuses, Numbers Revealed

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The UFC returned to Brazil Saturday night with UFC 179, as Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title with a tough 25-minute victory over Chad Mendes.

For their grueling effort, Aldo and Mendes were given the “Fight of the Night” and $50,000 each. Aldo earned his second win over Mendes, having previously finished him in the first round – also in Brazil.

Fabio Maldonado, who finished Hans Stringer via strikes in second round, and Gilbert Burns, who earned a first round submission over Christos Giagos, each picked up $50,000 for “Performance of the Night” honors.

Check out complete UFC 179 results on FightLine, along with most post-fight coverage from the event.