Performances of the Night

Most ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses

 

Fighter Bonuses Events
Charles Oliveira 12 UFN 36,UFN 43,UFN 67,UFC 210,UFC 225,UFN 137,
FOX 31,ESPN+ 2,ESPN+22,UFN 170,UFC 262,UFC 269
Donald Cerrone 7 FOX 11,UFN 45,UFN 83,UFN 89,UFC 202,UFN 139,ESPN+1
Conor McGregor 7 UFN 46,UFC 178,UFN 59,UFC 189,UFC 194,UFC 205,UFC 246
Ovince St. Preux 7 UFC 171,UFN 56,UFN 117,UFC 217,UFN 132,ESPN+ 18,ESPN+ 29
Paul Craig 7 FOX 22,UFN 127,ESPN 2,ESPN+ 17,ESPN 14,UFC 263,ESPN+ 62
Francis Ngannou 6 UFN 102,UFN 141,FOX 23,ESPN 3,UFC 249,UFC260
Amanda Nunes 6 UFN 73,UFC 200,UFC 207,UFC 232,UFC 239,UFC 250
Anthony Smith 6 TUF 24 Finale,UFN 134,UFN 138,ESPN+ 11,ESPN 18,ESPN+ 50
Alexey Oleynik 6 UFN 57,UFN 103,UFC 224,UFN 136,UFC 246,UFC 273
TJ Dillashaw 5 UFC 173,UFC 177,UFC on Fox 16,UFC 217,UFC 227
Anthony Johnson 5 FOX 12,FOX 14,UFC 191,FOX 18,UFC 202
Israel Adesanya 5 UFC 221,UFC 230,UFC 243,TUF 27 Finale,UFC 253
Jan Blachowicz 5 UFN 118,UFN 136,UFC 239,ESPN+ 25,UFC 253
Stipe Miocic 5 TUF Brazil 3 Finale,UFC 195,UFC 198,UFC 211,UFC 241
Jessica Andrade 5 UFN 122,UFN 141,ESPN+ 15,ABC 1,ABC 3
Li Jingliang 5 UFC 170,UFC 175,UFC 184,UFC 190
Marlon Vera 5 UFN 73,UFN 107,ESPN+ 19,UFC 268,ESPN 40
Rafael dos Anjos 4 UFN 49,UFC 185,UFC on Fox 17,UFC 215
Demetrious Johnson 4 UFC 186,UFC 197,UFC 216,FOX 24
Jorge Masvidal 4 TUF 21 Finale,FOX 23,ESPN+ 5,UFC 239
Gunnar Nelson 4 UFN 37,UFN 46,UFN 87,UFC 107
Thomas Almeida 4 UFC 186,UFC 189,UFN 77,UFN 100
Niko Price 4 UFN 114,UFN 133,ESPN+ 4,ESPN+ 19
Ronaldo Souza 4 UFN 50,UFC 198,UFC 208,FOX 27
Beneil Dariush 4 ESPN+ 4,ESPN+ 20,UFC 185,UFC 248
Justin Gaethje 4 TUF 25 Finale,UFN 135,ESPN+ 16,UFC 249
Gilbert Burns 4 UFC 179,UFN 62,UFN 170,ESPN 9
Max Holloway 4 UFN 53,FOX 15,UFC 206,UFC 231
Stephen Thompson 4 UFC 170,TUF 21,UFN 82,ESPN+41
Ronda Rousey 4 UFC 203,UFC 228,UFC 237,ESPN+38,ESPN+ 63
Dustin Poirier 4 UFN 63,UFN 68,FOX 30,UFC 257
Derrick Lewis 4 UFN 86,UFN 126,UFC 229,ESPN+ 43
Kamaru Usman 4 TUF 21 Finale,TUF 28 Finale,UFC 258,UFC 261
Vicente Luque 4 UFN 95, FOX 17,ESPN +31,UFC 265
Gerald Meerschaert 4 UFN 102,TUF 26,ESPN 22,ESPN 30
Glover Teixeira 4 FOX 19,ESPN+ 8,UFN 175,UFC 267
Khamzat Chimaev 4 ESPN 13,ESPN 14,ESPN+ 36,UFC 267
Thiago Santos 4 UFN 70,UFN 105,UFC 231,ESPN+ 3
Sean O’Malley 4 UFC 248,UFC 250,UFC 260,UFC 269
Jared Cannonier 4 UFN 86,UFC 230,UFC 271,ESPN+ 18
Tai Tuivasa 4 UFN 121,UFC 264,UFC 269,UFC 271
Kevin Holland 4 ESPN+ 32,ESPN+ 39,UFC 256,UFC 272
Tom Aspinall 4 ESPN 14,ESPN+ 43,ESPN+ 49,ESPN+ 62
Adrian Yanez 4 ESPN+ 39,ESPN 21,ESPN 27,ESPN 37
Neil Magny 4 UFN 60,UFN 66,UFN 85,ESPN+ 72

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

18 Comments

  1. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

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

  2. Aaron August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    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.

  3. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    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.

  4. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

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

  5. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    Corrected, thanks.

  6. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    Trimmed to 4+

  7. Brick August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    Conor got a POTN in Dublin against Brandao.

    He has the record with 4

  8. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    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.

  9. Ked Becker August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

    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.

  10. oleg December 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm Reply

    Trimmed to 4+

  11. oleg May 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm Reply

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

  12. oleg July 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Corrected, thanks.

  13. Brick July 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Conor got a POTN in Dublin against Brandao.

    He has the record with 4

  14. oleg March 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm Reply

    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.

  15. oleg March 3, 2015 at 10:45 am Reply

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

  16. oleg March 3, 2015 at 10:39 am Reply

    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.

  17. Aaron March 3, 2015 at 9:53 am Reply

    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.

  18. Ked Becker March 3, 2015 at 4:23 am Reply

    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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