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UFC 200 bonuses: Amanda Nunes snags $50,000 for main event victory

UFC 200 is over, and four fighters are $50,000 richer in its wake.

Amanda Nunes, Cain Velasquez, Joe Lauzon, and Gegard Mousasi will each take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for their efforts Saturday evening inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

While $50,000 is extra sweet, there's no doubt that Nunes' victory itself will remain her proudest achievement on this night. Nunes ran through Miesha Tate in one round, securing the submission after teeing off with a variety of powerful strikes.

Bloodied and beaten, Tate coughed up the bantamweight title to Nunes. That marks the third straight victory by a title challenger in the women's 135-pound division. Holly Holm won the belt from Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, then Tate topped Holm at UFC 196. All three underdog victories came via finish.

Velasquez earned his $50,000 bonus with a first-round drubbing of Travis Browne. After dominating the action on the feet—and even landing a spinning back kick—Velasquez secured back mount and went to town with ground-and-pound, halting the contest.

Lauzon and Mousasi, the night's final two Performance of the Night recipients, participated on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC 200 card, but their performances loom large in the event's aftermath.

Both secured first-round knockout victories. Mousasi wiped out Thiago Santos with a massive uppercut, while Lauzon handed Diego Sanchez his first true knockout defeat with a violent series of punches and elbows along the cage.

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