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UFC 254 performance bonuses revealed as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ankalaev, Wood, Kenney all take home extra £40,000

BONUS BOOST

DANA WHITE has revealed the bonuses for UFC 254 - and Khabib Nurmagomedov was one of those to walk out forty grand richer.

The latest UFC pay-per-view extravaganza from the Middle East took place on Fight Island on Saturday night.

And Khabib stretched his record in MMA to an incredible 29-0 as he forced Justin Gaethje to tap in the second.

The Dagestani retained his lightweight title in brutal style, before shocking the world as he announced his retirement from the octagon.

If this is his last fight, then he walked out with a healthy $50,000 bonus after his round two win.

But he was not the only one to be quids in after the action-packed fight card.

The rest of UFC 254 also produced some memorable scraps and jaw-dropping finishes.

And following the conclusion of the event, UFC chiefs announced that four fighters would be taking home performance bonuses.

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Here’s who got what got: 

Fight of the night 

Both Nathaniel Wood and Casey Kenney pocketed an extra $50k for their thrilling war.

Their showdown took place on the prelims.

And after an entertaining showdown, it was Wood who got the decision via the judges.

Performance of the night

Khabib Nurmagomedov earned an extra $50k for his stunning second round victory over Gaethje. 

Despite what he says, hopefully this is not the last we have seen of ‘The Eagle’ in the octagon.

Performance of the night

Magomed Ankalaev picked up an extra $50k and shared the award with Khabib for his destruction Ion Cutelaba. 

He floored Cutelaba with a punch early and kept him there with solid ground and pound.

And he claimed the win via TKO in the final seconds of the first.

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