Article

Shogun vs. Sonnen Presser and Bonus Recap

Read below to find out who took home Fight Night bonuses at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen...
After a stellar card capped by a jaw-dropping submission by light heavyweight Chael Sonnen, UFC president Dana White held court at the post-fight press conferece inside Boston's TD Garden.

In attendance were headliners Sonnen and his opponent Shogun Rua, plus victors heavyweight Travis Browne, bantamweight Urijah Faber, welterweight Matt Brown, middleweight John Howard, lightweight Michael Johnson, bantamweight Michael McDonald and featherweight Conor McGregor.

Due to the outstanding performances at the event, White announced that the UFC would award six $50,000 post-fight bonuses instead of the usual four.

Sonnen earned Submission of the Night for his surprising first-round guillotine win over BJJ black belt Rua; McDonald also picked up a submission bonus for his triangle-armbar of Brad Pickett.

Browne and Brown both earned KO of the Night green for their first-round finishes: Browne for the crane-kick comeback that flattened Alistair Overeem; Brown after starching former training partner Mike Pyle in 29 seconds. "Mike Pyle beat me up in training -- he beats everyone up in training," admitted Brown. "I knew it was him or me."

McDonald picked up a second bonus check for Fight of the Night; Pickett has now earned seven UFC/WEC bonuses in his ten-fight promotional career.

"And there are more coming," he hinted.

Click here to watch the full press conference
Click here to see video highlights from the conference
Saturday, July 30
3AM
BST
Atlanta, GA

Media

Recent
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles previews some fights that have potential to win Fight of the Night honors at UFC 201 on Saturday.
Jul 28, 2016
Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger are prepared for a welterweight war on Saturday. Don't miss their clash on the main card at UFC 201 on July 30 live on Pay-Per-View.
Jul 27, 2016
Forrest Griffin and Matt Parrino look back at Fight Night Chicago. Griffin breaks down Valentina Shevchenko vs Holly Holm and Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendes and the rankings fallout. Plus a look ahead to UFC 201.
Jul 27, 2017
Rose Namajunas’ pet forces Matt Brown to confront fear of dogs and triggers conversation w/ Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Robbie Lawler experiences thrill of large hotel room, while Tyron Woodley eschews media obligations & visits set of Fast 8 instead.
Jul 27, 2016