Alexander Volkanovski, Chimaev, Burns and More Earn Bonus Prize Money at UFC 273

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVApril 10, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - APRIL 09: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his victory over 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung of South Korea in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title and earned an extra $50,000 bonus for Performance of the Night at UFC 273, per MMA Fighting.

Volkanovski earned a fourth-round knockout over Chan Sung Jung in the only stoppage among the five bouts on the main card. He improved to 24-1 in his career, including 11 straight wins in UFC.

Aleksei Oleinik won the other Performance of the Night bonus with his first-round submission of Jared Vanderaa.

The Fight of the Night bonus went to Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns after their three-round battle:

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CHIMAEV SURVIVES TO STAY UNDEFEATED 😀 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFC273?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UFC273</a><a href="https://t.co/CyLFRAq8b0">pic.twitter.com/CyLFRAq8b0</a>

Chimaev was the winner by unanimous decision, but both competitors left it all on the mat during a thrilling battle.

It was the 11th straight win for Chimaev to begin his professional career, earning a bonus in each of his last five fights since joining UFC.