Official UFC Vegas 45 post-fight bonuses have been announced, with 4 fighters ending fight week with an additional $50,000 in their bank accounts.
Cub Swanson gets performance of the night bonus for highlight reel knockout of Darren Elkins
Result: Cub Swanson DEF. Darren Elkins by knockout in round 1
Cub Swanson’s fight purse got a 50k boost after Swanson was given a Performance of the Night bonus for his highlight reel TKO of Darren Elkins.
Swanson made quick work of Elkins, finishing the fight in the very first round.
Swanson came in as the slight favorite and finished Elkins at 2:12 in round 1. A $160 bet on Swanson would have netted $100.
Melissa Gatto gets performance of the night bonus for highlight reel knockout of Sijara Eubanks
Result: Melissa Gatto DEF. Sijara Eubanks by knockout in round 3
Gatto also goes home with an extra 50k in the bank.
Gatto needed 3 rounds to finish Eubanks. Gatto got the highlight reel knockout of Sijara Eubanks at 0:45 in round 3.
Gatto pulled off a betting upset, coming in as a slight +145 underdog. A $100 bet on Gatto would have netted $145.
Amanda Lemos vs Angela Hill earns Fight of the Night bonus
Result: Amanda Lemos DEF. Angela Hill by decision in round 3
UFC officials announced that Lemos and Hill would be taking home an extra 50k bonus for their part in the back and forth womens’ strawweight bout which ended in a close decision.
Lemos came in as the moderate favorite and defeated Hill. A $280 bet on Lemos would have netted $100.