UFC shells out $30K bonuses

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Following UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha, Neb., Ultimate Fighting Championship officials informed MMAWeekly.com of the fighter bonuses as handed down by the promotion after the event's conclusion.

Each fighter was handed a $30,000 bonus for their efforts including "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night."

The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 winner, Nate Diaz, pulled off a split-decision win over a very game opponent in Josh Neer, and both fighters were rewarded with a Fight of the Night bonus.

Alessio Sakara sent a message to the middleweight division that he will always bring the fight as he finished off newcomer Joe Vedepo with a vicious head kick that earned him a Knockout of the Night.

Wilson Gouveia made an impressive debut in the 185-pound weight class with a slick armbar submission, picking up the win over Ryan Jensen, and a $30,000 Submission of the Night bonus as well.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 15 AWARDS AND BONUSES:Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Josh NeerKnockout of the Night: Alessio SakaraSubmission of the Night: Wilson Gouveia