TUF: China Finale post-fight bonuses: Kim, Mitrione, Chul & Tokudome bag $50,000 each

Matt Mitrione (left) faces off against Shawn Jordan (right) at the official fighter weigh-ins held on Friday.
Matt Mitrione (left) faces off against Shawn Jordan (right) at the official fighter weigh-ins held on Friday.

As part of the UFC’s traditional post-fight bonuses after each event, Dong Hyun Kim, Matt Mitrione, Nam Yui Chul and Kazuki Tokudome have each earned $50,000 bonuses each for their performances at the TUF: China Finale on Saturday night.

Chul and Tokudome took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Kim and Mitrione each won “Performance of the Night” awards.

TUF: China Finale post-fight bonuses: Kim, Mitrione, Chul and Tokudome bag $50,000 each

UFC officials announced the winners at the customary post-fight conference, following the conclusion of the event.

The TUF: China Finale took place at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China. The entire fight card streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Former ROAD FC champ Nam Yui Chul and  UFC vet Kazuki Tokudome impressed the masses worldwide, with a scrap to remember for the ages. The South Korean landed five knockdowns in the first round, but was unable to put his Japanese counterpart away. Although Tokudome came back strongly in the second, Chul triumphed in the thired frame and took home a well deserved split decision victory in what was a thrilling encounter.

John Hathaway made his return to the octagon after a year-long layoff, and was forced to weather Kim’s surge early in the first round. But in the second frame, Kim looked to have fatigued, and that allowed the Brit to score some strikes with his trademark knees and elbows. In third round, however, Kim timed Hathaway’s elbow to perfection and countered with a spinning back elbow of his own, instantly signalling lights-out for the English fighter.

Matt Mitrione, meanwhile, worked his Boxing to perfection as he finished Shawn Jordan with some vicious strikes in the first stanza.

For full TUF: China results, click here.

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