How many stars received POTN bonus at UFC 289? Looking at $50K prize winners

After four years, the UFC finally returned to Canada with a big PPV event. The highly awaited UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana took place today at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. As expected the atmosphere in the arena during the fights was electric and fans cheered for almost every big moment.


Moreover, this UFC 289 PPV was filled with exciting knockouts, finishes, and razor-close decisions that kept every viewer on the edge of their seats.

Why does UFC give fight bonuses?

The UFC bonus is a unique concept in which the promotion hands a cash bonus to fighters who have put on incredible performances during the fight night event or on PPVs. The management decides after watching all the fights closely who are the ones that deserve to be awarded the $50,000 cash bonus.

Usually, three fighters receive the performance bonus and two fighters earn the fight of the night cash bonus for displaying their tremendous skillset inside the octagon. On special occasions, UFC President Dana White hands out bonuses to extra fighters who impressed him with their performances.

Initially, in 2014, the UFC formulated four bonus categories which included a knockout of the night and submission of the night award. However, the promotion later canceled the above-mentioned two categories.

Who has won the most POTN bonuses in UFC history?

Charles Oliveira stepped inside the octagon to take on Beneil Dariush in the co-main event of UFC 289. The Brazilian lightweight contender displayed his brilliant striking skills as he finished Dariush in the first round of the fight. Do Bronx ended Beneil’s winning streak with an incredible display and as a result, he won the Performance of the Night award.

With this $50,000 reward, Charles Oliveira becomes the fighter to have won the most POTN bonuses in UFC history. In his long career, the former lightweight champion earned his 19th post-fight bonus which is an incredible feat. Apart from Do Bronx, Michael Malott and Steve Ercegg received the $50k bonus.

Do let us know in the comments section who you think should have won the POTN bonuses after the conclusion of the huge UFC 289 PPV.


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