UFC 212 Bonuses: Max Holloway Leads The Way For Performance Bonuses


After Max Holloway stopped Jose Aldo in the third round to become the undisputed UFC featherweight champion, he told UFC president Dana White he wanted a $50,000 bonuses for his efforts. The champion asks and the champion shall receive. 

Holloway along with Jose Aldo, Claudia Gadelha, and Brian Kelleher earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses for their fights at Saturday’s UFC 212.

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Gadelha and Kelleher got “Performance of the Night” awards. Holloway and Aldo took home “Fight of the Night”.

Gadelha (15-2) become the first woman to ever stop Karolina Kowalkiewicz when she submitted the Polish in the first round at the 3:03 mark with a rear-naked choke. 

Kelleher (17-7) not only pulled off the upset of the night when made quick work of veteran Iuri Alcantara but also had the best interview of the night. During his post-fight with Brian Stann, Kelleher had some words for White and UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby.

“Dana, that’s No. 13 in a row!,” Kelleher screamed. “I just took No. 13 out! I want a top-10 guy! I don’t want this slow pace! Feed me to the sharks! I’m ready!”

Kelleher didn't stop there. Before he exited the octagon, he had a parting shot for White and Shelby.

“Hey! Sean Shelby, Dana White! 50 Gs!,” he yelled. “Change my life! I came to Brazil and took out their hometown boy!”

UFC 212 took place from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The main card aired on pay-per-view with prelims taking place on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.



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