UFC FN 63: Dustin Poirier And Chad Mendes Among Bonus Winners
By FCF Staff
Four “Performance of the Night” bonuses were handed out following UFC Fight Night 63, and not surprisingly, headliner Chad Mendes was one of the recipients.
Mendes picked up a “POTN” award, and an extra $50,000, for quickly stopping fellow featherweight contender, Ricardo Lamas. Former featherweight contender, Dustin Poirier, also received a bonus, for knocking out Diego Ferreira in the first round. The bout marked Poirier’s return to the lightweight division.
The other “POTN” awards went to Julianna Pena and Timothy Johnson. Pena earned a first round, TKO victory over Milana Dudieva, in what was the former TUF winner’s first fight back from knee surgery.
Johnson, meanwhile, stopped heavyweight Shamil Abhurahimov in the opening frame.
UFC FN 63 was hosted by the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.