Article

UFC on FOX 7 Post-Fight Presser and Bonus Recap

Read below to find out who took home Fight Night bonuses at UFC on FOX 7...
Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® on FOX post-fight press conference - Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel CormierJosh Thomson, Matt Brown, TJ Dillashaw, Chad Mendes, and Joseph Benavidez.

Brown and opponent Jordan Mein earned Fight of the Night for their main card-opening battle. After an exciting, back-and-forth first round, Brown landed a series of knees and punches that dropped his young opponent, forcing the referee to step in and wave off the fight.

In a night that saw a record-tying eight knockout victories, a double Knockout of the Night bonus was awarded to Thomson and Yoel Romero. Romero, a Strikeforce® import making his Octagon debut, earned a first-round stoppage of Clifford Starks via flying knee in the opening bout. Thomson, a former Strikeforce® champ returning to the UFC® after an eight-year absence, handed Nate Diaz his first knockout loss with a second-round head kick finish.

With no submission victories occurring at UFC® on FOX, no Submission of the Night bonuses were handed out.

All bonused fighters received $50,000 for their efforts.

At the press conference's conclusion, White announced that the winner of the UFC® 160 bout between Gray Maynard and TJ Grant will get the next shot at Henderson's lightweight title.

Post-fight presser highlights

Media

Recent
Hear from Demetrious Johnson and Tim Elliott after their final staredown from The Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-ins. The two flyweights meet for the title Saturday live and free on FS1.
Dec 2, 2016
Joe Rogan previews The Ultimate Fighter Finale, featuring flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and this season's TUF winner, Tim Elliott.
Dec 2, 2016
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson speaks about his next opponent Tim Elliot, the flyweight division and the co-main event matchup between Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo on today's UFC Minute.
Dec 2, 2016
No. 1-ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez and No. 2-ranked Henry Cejudo preview their co-main event showdown and talk about their rivalry that's been brewing awhile and reached a boiling point as they coached opposite on The Ultimate Fighter.
Dec 2, 2016