UFC 284 post-fight bonus: Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski take home $50K extra for “Fight of the Night”

Fans of the combat sports world had a lot of expectations going into UFC 284. Not only were some of the best fighters in the world risking it all for the ultimate glory but at the same time new title challengers were expected to rise and some upcoming prospects were scheduled to be tested.

UFC is often criticized for being a brutal sport by many. But even the haters can’t deny that the fighters who managed to reach the top or make a name for themselves, usually tend to get rewarded handsomely. It can come in the form of UFC bonuses, sponsorship, contractual terms, and even renegotiated contracts in some cases.

Keeping with the trend many fighters in the UFC 284 card got highly rewarded for their efforts and performances. The main event took place between current Lightweight Champion and then number 2 pound-for-pound fighter Islam Makhachev and the Featherweight Champ and the then pound-for-pound number 1 fighter Alexander Volkanovski.

Both fighters made some huge promises going into the fight. Makhachev was a favorite owing to his grappling and ground skills while Volkanovski was picked by many for his brutal punching power. Maybe through the barrage of questions for the media or just out of sheer annoyance, both fighters seemingly decided to switch up their fighting styles a bit.

Islam declared he would try to knock Alex out using his striking while Volkanovski wanted to show off his ground skills. Perhaps this is exactly why the fight didn’t receive a concrete end. But props to the fighters as they put on a really impressive show with many labeling the fight as a ‘Fight of the Year’ contender.

What bonuses were given after UFC 284?

The main card received the ‘FIght of the Night’ bonus while the co-main event between Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez received the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus. Jack Della Maddalena also received a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus for defeating Randy Brown in the very first round.

What was your favorite fight in this card?


Amir Khosru

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A graduate in Linguistics Studies from Jahangirnagar University, hailing from the city of Khulna(Bangladesh). Currently working as a Content Writer who covers Combat Sports. Passionate in a lot of fields including (But not limited to) Reading, Gaming, Travelling, Strolling, Food, UFC, Anime, and whatnot!


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