Anthony Johnson earned some extra cash for his first-round stoppage. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
UFC on Fox 14 featured seven finishes. Of those performances, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials deemed Anthony Johnson, Gegard Mousasi, Makwan Amirkhani. and Kenny Robertson worthy of $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
The 13-fight event took place at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm. No “Fight of the Night” bonus was handed out.
The main event of evening featured“Rumble” against Alexander Gustafsson. It was a fight that many fans and members of the mixed martial arts media expected to be tightly contested, but the former UFC welterweight destroyed the Swede with a barrage of punches en route to collecting his $50,000 award.
In the co-main event, Mousasi managed to clip former Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson with a shot that sent the 44-year-old to the mat. After pouncing and landing some shots, referee Leon Roberts waved the fight off; much to the chagrin of “Hendo.” Regardless, Mousasi was given a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his efforts.
Earlier in the evening, Amirkhani shocked many when he finished Andy Ogle in eight-seconds. The win was marred by what some called a controversial stoppage, but after a flying knee and punches, the Finnish international was given the technical knockout win. To add to the sweetness of winning his UFC debut, Amirkhani was given an extra $50,000.
Robinson won his third consecutive fight with a punch that dropped Sultan Aliev to the mat, en route to a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award. The victory is Robinson’s first via TKO or KO under the UFC banner and could signal his ascension towards the upper echelon of the welterweight ranks.