Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Bonuses
The 18th season of the Ultimate Fighter, which featured a mixed cast of men and women, concluded on Saturday night with Chris Holdsworth and Julianna Pena being crown as the Bantamweight winners.
Chris Holdsworth earned a $50K “Submission of the Night” bonus for his rear-naked choke of fellow “TUF” finalist Davey Grant. Nate Diaz won “Knockout of the Night” for his brutal finish of Gray Maynard during the first round of their main event fight.
Ryan Benoit was the big bonus winner of the night, and benefited from his opponent Josh Sampo failing to make weight. Both fighters earned a $50K “Fight of the Night” bonus for their hard fought duel, but UFC President Dana White decided to strip Sampo’s of his bonus for not making weight and award it to Benoit.