UFC 213 Bonuses: Whittaker, Romero, Font, Laprise Capture $50K Awards

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 8, 2017

The bout with the highest stakes was also the evening’s best at UFC 213.

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their five-round battle in the evening’s headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Whittaker shook off a slow start and a bum leg to outwork Romero down the stretch to capture a unanimous decision triumph and the interim middleweight title in a tense back-and-forth battle.

Elsewhere, Rob Font received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his second-round submission of Douglas Silva de Andrade in a featured bantamweight clash. Font mixed his attacks well before landing a takedown in the second frame. From there, he was able to secure a guillotine when Andrade attempted to return to his feet. He maintained the hold while being slammed to the canvas to earn the tapout at the 4:36 mark.

Finally, Chad Laprise made his move from lightweight to welterweight profitable, garnering a $50,000 performance bonus for a third-round stoppage of Brian Camozzi in a preliminary scrap. A straight right hand to the liver put Camozzi on the defensive early in round three, and from there, Laprise swarmed with knees and punches to get the finish 1:27 into the frame.


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