UFC 220 bonuses: Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan among $50,000 winners

BOSTON – Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Calvin Kattar and Shane Burgos each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 220 event.

Cormier and Alhassan picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Kattar and Burgos took home “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.

Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) defended his light heavyweight title with a dominant second-round TKO of Volkan Oezdemir (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the co-main event. After the fight, Cormier said he felt like he was winning the title anew since his previous fight was a loss to Jon Jones, who then had the belt stripped and returned to Cormier after testing positive for steroids.

Alhassan (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) fought Sabah Homasi (11-8 MMA, 0-3 UFC) in a rematch from their welterweight fight at UFC 218 this past December in Detroit. In that one, Alhassan got a first-round TKO – but with controversy when most observers thought the bout was stopped early. He agreed to run it back with Homasi and left no doubt the second time around with a clean one-punch knockout.

Kattar (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Burgos (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) slugged it out for 10 minutes, but quickly into the third round Kattar – “The Boston Finisher” – caught Burgos and dropped him. He moved in fast for the TKO finish in the featherweight fight and handed Burgos the first loss of his career.

UFC 220 took place at TD Garden in Boston, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

For more on UFC 220, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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