UFC 204 Bonuses: Bisping, Henderson, Manuwa, Alcantara Pocket $50K

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 8, 2016

Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson put on one hell of of show in Manchester.

The two old rivals earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their thrilling middleweight championship clash in the UFC 204 headliner on Saturday night. Unlike their first encounter at UFC 100, Bisping managed to survive a pair of H-bombs early, and the Englishman maintained his composure down the stretch, landing with superior volume to win a thrilling and controversial five-round verdict.

Meanwhile, Jimi Manuwa pocketed a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his second-round knockout of Ovince St. Preux in a featured light heavyweight clash. A body shot backed OSP to the fence and an overhand right put the former University of Tennessee football player on wobbly legs. From there, Manuwa unleashed a left hook that sent St. Preux crashing awkwardly to the canvas at the 2:38 mark of round two.

Elsewhere, Iuri Alcantara’s ability to chain submission attempts together earned him a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award. The Brazilian dropped Brad Pickett with a spinning elbow in the opening round of their preliminary bantamweight affair to set up his finish. After attempting to end the fight with ground-and-pound, Alcantara transitioned from an armbar to a triangle to secure the tapout at the 1:59 mark.


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