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.