Dana White Doles Out $500,000 in Bonuses to UFC on ESPN 52 Fighters

This marks the most bonuses ever awarded in a single UFC event

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Dana White Doles Out $500,000 in Bonuses to UFC on ESPN 52 Fighters
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In a generous move, UFC president Dana White awarded all nine fighters who won their fights by stoppage at last night's UFC on ESPN 52 event with an additional $50,000, and the defeated Ihor Potieri also took an additional $50,000.

This marks the most bonuses ever awarded in a single UFC event. "I was really impressed with the performances tonight," White said. "We had amazing results and I wanted to make sure the fighters were rewarded for their hard work." In addition to the stoppage winner, Ihor Potieria, who lost the fight to Rodolfo Bellato by TKO in the second round, also received a bonus of $50,000.

Bellato and Potieria were also awarded a "Fight of the Night" bonus. The eight remaining bonuses were awarded for "Performance of the Night" to Jared Gooden, Drakkar Klose, Cody Brundage, Miesha Tate, Dustin Stoltzfus, Sean Brady, Jalin Turner and Arman Tsarukyan.

White's decision to award so many bonuses was praised by fans and fighters alike. "This is great," said Tsarukyan, who knocked out Beneil Dariush in the first round of the main event. "I am so grateful for this bonus. It will make a huge difference in my life."

Half a million dollars distributed as a bonus to fighters

Additional bonuses bring the total amount of bonus money awarded at UFC on ESPN 52 to $500,000.

This is the second time in UFC history that $500,000 in bonuses have been awarded in one event. First time at UFC 282 in December 2022. White's generosity will surely be appreciated by the fighters, who have worked hard all year to entertain the fans.

Here is the list of bonus winners: Fight of the night: Rodolfo Bellato and Ihor Potieria
Performance of the Night: Jared Gooden, Drakkar Klose, Cody Brundage, Miesha Tate, Dustin Stoltzfus, Sean Brady, Jalin Turner and Arman Tsarukyan Lately, Dana White has received a lot of criticism regarding the miserable pay of fighters. Perhaps that prompted the UFC's first man to hand out these record-breaking bonuses.

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