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UFC on FOX 29 bonuses: Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje win Fight of the Night for barnburner

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Dustin Poirier celebrates his win over Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC on FOX 29 in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday.
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The UFC on FOX 29 Fight of the Night was a no-brainer.

Lightweight sluggers Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje were each rewarded with an extra $50,000 for their main event brawl at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., on Saturday, which Poirier won by fourth-round TKO. The bout was a back-and-forth affair that saw both men seemingly throwing strikes non-stop for the duration of their contest.

This is Poirier’s fifth Fight of the Night award and his seventh post-fight bonus overall. Since joining the UFC last July, Gaethje has collected that same award in all three of his Octagon appearances and he also earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his win over Michael Johnson.

Also cashing in were welterweight Alex Oliveira and heavyweight Adam Wieczorek.

Oliveira picked up his fourth fight night bonus with a second-round submission of former interim champion Carlos Condit in the evening’s co-main event, while Wieczorek scored his first by shocking Arjan Bhullar with a come-from-behind submission win via omoplata (only the second time that technique had finished a fight in UFC history) in the second period of their preliminary contest.