UFC Fight Night 134 Bonuses: Anthony Smith Collects $50K for Demolition of ‘Shogun’

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 22, 2018


Anthony Smith has raised his stock since moving from middleweight to light heavyweight. He’s also boosted his bank account.

“Lionheart” received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his shellacking of Mauricio Rua in the UFC Fight Night 134 headliner at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday. The end came 1:29 into the opening stanza, as Smith put “Shogun” on rubbery legs with a series of punches to the head, ultimately sealing his victory with a vicious elbow and two follow-up punches before referee Marc Goddard to step in to intervene.

Elsewhere, Danny Roberts and David Zawada received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their featured welterweight scrap. In a competitive bout, many of the most interesting moments of the contest occurred during back-and-forth grappling exchanges. Ultimately, Roberts did just enough to capture a split-decision victory.

Finally, Manny Bermudez garnered the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” paycheck for a quick finish of Davey Grant at bantamweight. Bermudez dropped his foe with a right hand early before following his man to the ground and eventually transitioning to a triangle choke, rendering Grant unconscious 59 seconds into the opening stanza.

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