UFC 299 Bonuses: Poirier-St. Denis Fight of the Night, Finishers Get $50K

So, guess what went down after UFC 299 wrapped up? The folks running the show decided to dish out a whopping seven $50,000 bonuses. Yeah, you heard that right.

Now, onto the juicy bits. The scrap between Dustin Poirier and Benoit St. Denis? Pure fire. It snagged the “Fight of the Night” honors without breaking a sweat. The first round? All St. Denis, showing off his grappling chops. But hold up, Poirier wasn’t having any of it. Came round two, at precisely 2:32, BAM! Poirier lands a knockout. Talk about a comeback.

Switching gears, let’s chat about Sean O’Malley for a sec. The dude was the lone wolf to bag a “Performance of the Night” bonus without actually finishing his opponent. But, man, did he show up. Dominated Marlon Vera for five rounds straight in the main event. Sweet revenge for a loss back in 2020, and a shiny first title defense to boot.

Oh, and we can’t forget the other warriors who left it all in the octagon. Jack Della Maddalena, Curtis Blaydes, Michel Pereira, and Robelis Despaigne each earned themselves a cool $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for finishing their fights in style.

So, there you have it. UFC 299, folks. Full of surprises, knockouts, and a whole lot of cash flying around. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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