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Andre Lima Receives $50K for ‘Bite of the Night’

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Andre
Lima’s
Ultimate Fighting Championship debut didn’t go exactly as
planned, but he did earn some additional income for his
troubles.

After earning a disqualification victory over Igor da
Silva when his opponent bit his arm 2:52 into Round 2 of their
preliminary flyweight bout at UFC
on ESPN 53, Lima received a $50,000 “Bite of the Night” bonus
from the Las Vegas-based promotion. This compensation was enhanced
by the fact that Lima also got a tattoo to commemorate the moment on the spot
where the bite occurred.

The UFC also handed out its more traditional bonuses on
Saturday.

Payton
Talbott and Fernando
Padilla each received $50,000 “Performance of the Night” checks
for finishes on the evening’s main card. Talbott overwhelmed
Cameron
Saaiman en route to a technical knockout victory 21 seconds
into Round 2 of their bantamweight affair, while Padilla tapped out
Luis
Pajuelo with a brabo choke 2:45 into the opening stanza at
featherweight.

Finally, Jarno
Errens and Steven
Nguyen earned “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece
for their preliminary featherweight duel. While Nguyen was game
throughout the contest, Errens imposed his will on the feet en
route to a unanimous decision triumph.

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