There were a lot of fighters worthy of a $50,000 bonus, but Dan Ige was perhaps the easiest call on the UFC Vegas 21 fight card.
Ige, who’s nickname is “50k,” was one of four fighters awarded a “Performance of the Night” bonus on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The post-fight bonuses were announced by the promotion following the event.
Ige earned his extra money with a highlight-reel knockout of Gavin Tucker on the ESPN+ main card. A right hand put Tucker on the canvas at the 22-second mark of the opening round.
In other bonuses given out on Saturday night, co-headliner Ryan Spann clinched his bonus with his own first-round finish In an early exchange, he dropped Misha Cirkunov and then followed up with another shot that forced referee intervention at the 1:11 mark of the opening frame.