Actions have consequences. If you’re going to make a screen name bet, you may have to be #1CaseyAnthonyFan for the next few weeks. If you’re going to wear manties in the Octagon, you may really gross out your boss. Perhaps to the point where he’ll invent a new bonus to give the guy who knocks you out. Due to Dennis Hallman’s wardrobe, Brian Ebersole became the first- and probably last- fighter to pocket seventy grand for winning the “Thank You for Getting those Trunks off TV as Soon as Possible” bonus.
The other End of the Night bonuses were a bit more traditional. For living up to the expectations we’ve always had of him by quickly knocking out Yoshihiro Akiyama, “War Belford” took home the Knockout of the Night bonus. Vitor Belfort more than likely knocked Akiyama out of the UFC as well, unless Akiyama is willing to drop to welterweight.
Also, the Fight of the Night bonuses went to Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz for their two round main event tilt. As dominant as Rashad Evans looked, both fighters pushed for a quick finish throughout the fight. It’s hard to argue against a title shot for Rashad Evans after a performance like that. It’s even harder not to give Ortiz credit for continuing to push forward throughout the fight.