Lesnar, Akiyama, Leben, Bonnar, Soszynski and Harris get $75K UFC 116 Bonuses

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White decided to award 75,000 bonuses to the top performers of the entertaining UFC 116 event. Brock Lesnar won the Submission of the Night award for his Arm Triangle Choke victory over Shane Carwin, as Yoshihiro Akiyama, Chris Leben, Krzystof Soszynski and Stephan Bonnar all got Fight of the Night awards.

Preliminary action combatant Gerald Harris got the Knockout of the Night award for his vicious slam over the Bellator veteran David Branch.

Next UFC attraction will be UFC Live: Jon Jones vs Vladimir Matyushenko, which will take place on August 1st at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California. UFC 117 will follow on August 7th, headlined by the Middleweight title fight between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/UndefeatedOfWest/ UndefeatedOfWest

    how much money did the whole event make?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Japanegro23/ japanegro23

    Come on!!!!! Lytle for sub of the night!!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/TheGreat/ TheGreat

    Lytle’s submission was awesome!
    i think Lesnar got plenty of money 400,000 plus 10% PPV

    they could have given the Sub of the night to Chris

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/FedorsNuts/ FedorsNuts

    Lytle was robbed. BS.

    Harris slam topped both Rampage’s and Hughes’s. Friggin awesome.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/CanadaMMA/ CanadaMMA

    Chris Lytle should of got sub of the night. Im sure Lesnar got huge payday as is and I think Lytle not only could use that money more but think he derserved it more.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/NikMegamanHulstein/ NikMegamanHulstein

    Its nice how 4 people instead of 2 got the FOTN Award. I don’t think Lesnar shouldn’t of got SOTN Award, Leben shoulda got it. Then again, armtriaingles are harder to pull of than Triangle chokes :P

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/NikMegamanHulstein/ NikMegamanHulstein


  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Gabe/ Gabe

    …Now the Brock hype is never gonna stop.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Lesnar might agree with you. But then, has there ever been a greater combe-back submission?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Also, unlike the Arona slam, this was not a head-but. It was a forearm choke slam. I don’t think their heads collided.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Why is it hype? He deserves respect for what he’s accomplished.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/NikMegamanHulstein/ NikMegamanHulstein

    The hype is gone, Brock is for real now…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/BlueClearSky/ BlueClearSky

    Hey your boy Lesnar won dude

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Rochefort/ Rochefort

    Chonan? …Leben?
    Althought I wouldn’t say Chonan was losing.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Rochefort/ Rochefort

    cool story bro

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/AnAmerican/ AnAmerican

    I agree! Lytle’s submission seemed much more technical to me. Also, Lesnar made plenty of money on this fight. They should have thrown a little Lytle’s way.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Dropkickmurphy/ dropkickmurphy

    Dana?? Chris Lytle’s sub is not sub of the night? I think there is a little favoritism.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Oopsmadeyatap123/ Oopsmadeyatap123

    I think Romero should get sub of the night. He did the same sub as Lytle except he was getting his ass kicked AND he nearly broke Petruzellis arm.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Dropkickmurphy/ dropkickmurphy

    Big Nog vs Bob Sapp.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Krogan/ Krogan

    lol no shit, Brock didn’t win by submission but by exhaustion.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Krogan/ Krogan

    Brock didn’t even have the 4th best sub of the night, and why you would reward that pathetic gorilla for such a horrible performance I have no idea. I mean for any serious MMA fan Brock just dropped on the HW rankings.

    Shane proved all us Brock doubters right tonight as he manhandled Brock in the first round, but because Shane doesn’t know how to pace himself and has never gone more then 1 round in a fight before he totally crashed which allowed Brock to win. No one in their right mind was impressed by Brock.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Divo/ divo

    Finally someone who knows wtf they are talking about.

    Brock showed nothing on his feet, defense or offense, nothing when he was on his back, it was a terrible performance technically. His heart impressed me though, he didn´t seem to be thinking about R1 when he went out in R2.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Daniel-Cassidy/ Daniel Cassidy

    no, the arm triangle is kinda simple. in fact its piss easy. an actual triangle is much harder. its so much more awkward to catch the opponent