Santiago Ponzinibbio, Johnny Walker, Laureano Staropoli and Hector Aldana all received an extra $50,000 for their work at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday night.
Ponzinibbio garnered a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his fourth-round knockout of Magny in the evening’s welterweight headliner. “El Gente Boa” hindered his foe’s movement with a steady diet of leg kicks, then made him fall face first to the canvas with a right hand to the jaw at the 2:36 mark of round four.
Elsewhere, newcomer Johnny Walker earned the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” check for his upset victory over Khalil Rountree in a featured light heavyweight affair. Walker knocked his adversary out cold with a short-range elbow 1:57 into the opening stanza to make for a memorable Octagon debut.
Finally, Laureano Staropoli and Hector Aldana received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their preliminary welterweight clash. The combatants traded on the feet for 15 minutes, with Staropoli emerging with a clear-cut unanimous decision victory.