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UFC 247 bonuses: Last-minute replacement James Krause snags Fight of the Night alongside Trevin Giles

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Trevin Giles and James Krause
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

James Krause entered the weekend not expecting to fight. He’s leaving with an extra $50,000 in his pocket.

After agreeing to step in for Antonio Arroyo to face Trevin Giles in a middleweight bout at UFC 247 one day before the event, Krause battled Giles for three rounds and lost a split decision; however, the efforts of both men resulted in them winning Saturday’s Fight of the Night bonus.

This is Krause’s second Fight of the Night award and the first post-fight bonus of any kind for Giles.

Also receiving $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses were Mario Bautista and short-notice debutant Khaos Williams.

Bautista handed Miles Johns his first loss, dropping him with a flying knee and finishing with strikes on the ground. This is the second straight outing in which Bautista has earned a bonus after putting on a Fight of the Night-winning performance against Jin Soo Son last July.

Williams, a replacement for Dhiego Lima, spoiled Alex Morono’s Houston homecoming by knocking him out in just 27 seconds. It was the seventh straight win overall for the first-time UFC fighter.