UFC on ESPN 23 Bonuses: Jiri Prochazka Earns $100K for Main Event Knockout

By Tristen Critchfield May 2, 2021

Jiri Prochazka is $100,000 richer after authoring a memorable knockout of Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN 23.

Prochazka received a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his spinning back elbow finish of Reyes at the 4:29 mark of Round 2 in Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Additionally, Prochazka and Reyes each received $50,000, as the light heavyweight contest also earned “Fight of the Night” honors. Prior to the finish, both men landed plenty of heavy offense in a bout that was a slugfest from the outset.

Elsewhere, Giga Chikadze garnered the card’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check by virtue of his quick stoppage of Cub Swanson in the evening’s co-main event. A liver kick from Chikadze sent Swanson crumbling to the canvas, and the Georgian fighter sealed his victory with a few follow-up punches 63 seconds into the opening stanza.

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