UFC Fight Night 80 Bonuses: Namajunas, Means, Chiesa, and Miller earn extra $50K each

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Rose Namajunas, Tim Means, Michael Chiesa, and Jim Miller each earned an extra $50,000 for their efforts on Thursday night’s UFC Fight Nigth 80 card.

Namajunas took home one of two “Performance of the Night” bonuses for her dominant main event win over Paige VanZant. Namajunas scored a fifth round submission over VanZant after beating her up and nearly submitting her multiple times throughout the previous four rounds.

Means bounced back from his submission loss to Matt Brown with a fantastic highlight reel KO over John Howard on the prelims. The “Performance of the Night” winning blow was a left hook that felled Howard just 21 seconds into the second round.

As for Chiesa and Miller, their two round fight earned them each a bonus for the card’s “Fight of the Night.” Chiesa caught Miller in a rear naked choke in the second round, but the entire back and forth between the two of them leading up that finish was entertaining, and it was a fairly deserving bonus for the two of them.

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