UFC 275 bonuses: Promotion breaks tradition with number of $50,000 winners

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Traditionally, the UFC hands out a bonus each to the two athletes who compete in the Fight of the Night plus two Performance of the Night bonuses for a total of four. UFC 275 called for more than that, though.

The promotion announced after Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Singapore that every finisher earned an extra $50,000, including Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira, who were awarded the Fight of the Night bonus.

In addition to them, Silvana Gomez Juarez, Hayisaer Maheshate, Jack Della Maddalena,Jake Matthews, and Zhang Weili all were awarded Performance of the Night bonuses.

Fight of the Night: Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira

Jun 12, 2022; Singapore, SIN; Glover Teixera (red gloves) fights Jiri Prochazka (blue gloves) during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

An absolutely thrilling affair from start to finish, Prochazka vs. Teixeira was an instant classic that might very well be the front runner for Fight of the Year so far, with Prochazka winning by rear-naked choke with 28 seconds left in the fifth round.

Performance of the Night: Silvana Gomez Juarez

Jun 12, 2022; Singapore, SIN; Liang Na (red gloves) fights Silvana Gomez Juarez (blue gloves) during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

Juarez used a blistering combination to knock out Na Liang early in their strawweight, putting herself in the UFC win column for the first time with a thrilling highlight. The result made Juarez the first Argentinian woman to earn a victory in the UFC.

Performance of the Night: Hayisaer Maheshate

Jun 12, 2022; Singapore, SIN; Maheshate (red gloves) reacts after fight against Steve Garcia (blue gloves) during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

Maheshate, the first Chinese fighter to make the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series, made a huge statement by putting away Steve Garcia in violent fashion.

Performance of the Night: Jack Della Maddalena

Jun 12, 2022; Singapore, SIN; Jack Della Maddalena (red gloves) fights Ramazan Emeev (blue gloves) during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

Della Maddalena had his coming out party at UFC 275, surviving a tight choke from Ramazan Emeev and then winning by first-round TKO.

Performance of the Night: Jake Matthews

Jun 12, 2022; Singapore, SIN; Andre Fialho (red gloves) fights Jakes Matthews (blue gloves) during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

In his first fight since March 2021, Matthews looked sharp engaging in an all-out slugfest with Andre Fialho and landing a flurry of punches to end a damage-heavy affair at the 2:24 mark of Round 2.

Performance of the Night: Zhang Weili

Jun 12, 2022; Singapore, SIN; Zhang Weili (red gloves) reacts after the fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk (blue gloves) during UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

In a highly anticipated rematch of the 2020 Fight of the Year, Weili left no doubt about the superior fighter as she knocked out Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a spinning backfist in the second round of what was shaping up to be a potential repeat of their first fight.

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