UFC Changes Fight Night Bonus Structure

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If your fighting this weekend at UFC Fight Night 36, you now have a reason to be a little more amped up about your fight. The UFC announced earlier today that they are now changing the way fight night bonuses will be distributed. The organization released this statement earlier.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a modification to its live event bonuses. Effective immediately, UFC will award Fight of the Night bonuses to each of the fighters in the best fight of the night, as well as additional Performance of the Night bonuses to the two best individual performances on the card. The bonus amounts will remain $50,000. The Performance of the Night bonuses will reward the athletes who put on the best and most exciting individual performances.

Bonuses have been in Zuffa since 2006, with lightweight Donald Cerrone now in the lead with 13 after winning Knockout of the Night with his win over Adriano Martins at UFC on Fox 10 in January. “Cowboy” was tied with fellow lightweight Joe Lauzon and former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva.

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UFC Fight Night 26 Press Conference Starting At 1 P.M. ET

UFC Fight Night 26 takes place on Saturday from the TD Garden in Boston with the main event featuring Chael Sonnen facing off with Shogun Rua.

Before Saturday’s fights, the press conference for the event takes place today at 1 p.m. ET. The press conference will be taking place at the Wang Theatre in Boston.

Those attending the press conference will be: UFC president Dana White, Rua, Sonnen, Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, Urijah Faber, Yuri Alcantara, Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson.

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