‘TUF 22’ Finale Bonuses: Tony Ferguson Earns $100K for Wild Win Over Edson Barboza

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 11, 2015

Tony Ferguson was the big bonus winner at “The Ultimate Fighter 22” finale.

Ferguson and opponent Edson Barboza each garnered $50,000 “Fight of the Night” honors for their enthralling lightweight clash at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and Ferguson reeled in an additional $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for his stellar work.

The two lightweights went back and forth during their thrilling battle, which Ferguson won via brabo choke at the 2:54 mark of the second round. The opening stanza was a “Round of the Year” candidate, with both fighters landing a variety of offense. The action carried over into round two before “El Cucuy” sprawled on a Barboza shot and ensnared the Brazilian in the fight-ending submission.

Elsewhere, Frankie Edgar’s statement win made him $50,000 richer. “The Answer” earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus in emphatic fashion, as he knocked out Chad Mendes 2:28 into the opening round of their headlining featherweight showdown. A right hand-left hook combination brought a shocking halt to the pivotal featherweight showdown and moved Edgar right back to the top of the list of title contenders.

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