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Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson earn Fight of the Night honors at UFC 204

A very dramatic title fight that had it's ups and downs has earned Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson an extra $50,000 for Fight of the Night bonus.

The news was announced by the promotion on early Sunday morning following UFC 204.

Bisping was able to successfully make his first title defense and get revenge by outpointing Henderson in the main event of the card. It was a wild fight that started bright for Henderson, as the 46-year-old fighter knocked down Bisping with a haymaker, and for a second it looked like Henderson was going to become champion. However, Bisping stayed composed and survived the storm to come back and steal the following rounds. The British fighter defeated Henderson via unanimous decision.

Additionally, Jimi Manuwa and Iuri Alcantara also earned $50,000 in Performance of the Night bonuses.

Manuwa scored a vicious knockout over Ovince Saint Preux, sending him unconscious to the canvas. Manuwa seemed to have issues dealing with Saint Preux size and grappling in the first round, but came back in the second to soften up the American with body shots before landing a brutal left hook to the head, ending the fight.

Alcantara earned his bonus by making quick work of Brad Pickett. The Brazilian rocked Pickett early and followed him to the ground. There the high-level jiu-jitsu of Alcantara kicked in, transitioning to mount and then into a triangle choke that would end the fight. With that victory, Alcantara bounced back from a loss to Jimmie Rivera at UFC on FOX 18.