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Yoel Romero is $50,000 richer after vicious knockout of Lyoto Machida

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Yoel Romero didn't just earn the biggest win of his career Saturday night. He made some dough, too.

"The Soldier of God" earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus with his vicious, ground-and-pound TKO of Lyoto Machida in the third round Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 70 in Hollywood, Fla.

Lorenz Larkin and Santiago Ponzinibbio each won $50,000 for their Fight of the Night bout, which Larkin won with a second-round TKO. Thiago Santos picked up the other Performance of the Night bonus with his stunning, 34-second head kick knockout of Steve Bosse.

Romero (10-1) has now set himself up for a potential title eliminator fight against perhaps Ronaldo Souza. The Cuba native has not lost since 2011 in Strikeforce, a span of six straight wins. Romero, 38, has also won five of those bouts by knockout.

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