Most ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses


Fighter Bonuses Events
Conor McGregor 6 UFN 46, UFC 178, UFN 59, UFC 189, UFC 194, UFC 205
Donald Cerrone 5 FOX 11, UFN 45, UFN 83, UFN 89, UFC 202
Anthony Johnson 5 FOX 12, FOX 14, UFC 191, FOX 18, UFC 202
Ronda Rousey 4 UFC 170, UFC 175, UFC 184, UFC 190
Thomas Almeida 4 UFC 186, UFC 189, UFN 77, UFN 100
Gunnar Nelson 4 UFN 37, UFN 46, UFN 87, UFC 107 
Charles Oliveira 4 UFN 36, UFN 43, UFN 67, UFC 210
Stipe Miocic 4 TUF Brazil 3 Finale, UFC 195, UFC 198, UFC 211
Rafael dos Anjos 4 UFN 49, UFC 185, UFC on Fox 17, UFC 215
Demetrious Johnson 4 UFC 186, UFC 197, UFC 216, UFC on Fox 24
TJ Dillashaw 4 UFC 173, UFC 177, UFC on Fox 16, UFC 217
Ovince St. Preux 4 UFC 171, UFN 56, UFN 117, UFC 217 
Ronaldo Souza 4 UFN 50, UFC 198, UFC 208, FOX 27

All fighters with 4 or more ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses in the UFC are included.

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    • oleg says:

      A long overdue trim – changed to 3+ bonuses, Top 10 w/ties.

    • oleg says:

      Corrected, thanks.

    • Brick says:

      Conor got a POTN in Dublin against Brandao.

      He has the record with 4

    • oleg says:

      Well I guess Dos Anjos sets the precedent for a non-finish POTN. And Pepey is the second to hit 3… in all consecutive fights no less.

    • oleg says:

      To the first point, has a POTN been awarded for a non-finish yet? I can’t think of one…

    • oleg says:

      Since we have KOTN and SOTN as separate historical lists that are no longer updated, this had to be created as a separate list also.

      It’s true that all things being equal UFC will often give bonuses to the bigger names, but like Aaron said – there are a lot of no-names here with multiple POTN bonuses so far.

    • Aaron says:

      1. I’m not sure if that is technically the case – at least it doesn’t necessarily have to be. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a total one-sided beatdown that doesn’t get a finish get a POTN bonus. At least by definition the possibility exists.
      2. You could basically say the exact same thing about the KOTN or SOTN.
      3. You say this, but I see Yancy Medeiros, Thales Leites, Dennis Bermudez, Ray Borg, Piotr Hallmann, Godofredo Pepey, Gunnar Nelson and Charles Oliveira on this list.

    • Ked Becker says:

      1. Performance of the night is just another name for KO and submission of the night bonuses so I don’t think there is a reason to seperate the two statistics.
      2. Performance of the night is only relative to other performances of that night, so fighters who are fortunate to fight on weak events (performance wise) will have better chances of accumulating them. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are the most impressive
      3. The UFC tend to award these to the more famous fighters and to fights in the main card and less to those on the prelims, so, again, this means that highly ranked and recognised fighters will have better chances of receiving them, and not necessarily because they are the most exciting or impressive.

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