UFC Brooklyn Bonuses: Donald Cerrone Pockets $100K in Successful Lightweight Return

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 19, 2019

Donald Cerrone has been one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most notorious bonus collectors during his lengthy tenure, and Saturday night was no different.

“Cowboy” earned $100,000 in post-fight bonuses for his second-round stoppage of Alexander Hernandez in a preliminary lightweight clash at UFC Fight Night 143 in Brooklyn, N.Y. After weathering a quick start from his opponent, Cerrone gradually picked up steam, ultimately putting Hernandez away with a head kick and follow-up punches at the 3:43 mark of round two.

As a result of his work, Cerrone earned one of the evening’s $50,000 “Performance of the Night” awards. “Cowboy” and Hernandez also shared “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their entertaining scrap.

Meanwhile, reigning flyweight king Henry Cejudo garnered the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for his 32-second technical knockout victory of T.J. Dillashaw in the evening’s main event. A glancing head kick and a flurry of punches rocked Dillashaw, and “The Messenger” didn’t let up, teeing off on his opponent until the bout was halted shortly after it began.


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